Darius Nichols – 6-1 170, Radford, VA: Has really elevated his stock this summer. Led team to Charlie Weber championship game in Morgantown. Probably a combo guard with a great stroke out past the 3-point line with solid ball handling skills. Definitely a name to keep an eye on as the summer winds down.
Josh Boone – 6-9 205, Sykesville, MD: A fifth-year senior who will play at West Nottingham (a prep school)this season. Boone wanted to attend a prep school to become stronger and improve his overall skills. Averaged over 20 points and 10 rebounds per game during his senior season. Already qualified, Boone has registered over a 1200 SAT score.
Bobby Nash, III (offered), 6-7 195, Honolulu, HI: Multi-talented swingman who could eventually play point guard. Great shooter, unselfish, excellent passer with good open court instincts. One of the most improved prospects this summer. Nash fits the bill for what this staff wants in a player and would be perfect for the Mountaineer program. Nash is the son of an assistant coach at the University of Hawaii so his level of interest in other programs remains the biggest question mark.
Reggie Harwell, II 6-6 185, Richmond Heights, OH: Very good athlete with a sweet shot. Will be one of the top players in Ohio this season. Another swingman who could play both the shooting guard and small forward position. Mountaineers very interested and will look to get a visit.
Franklin Young (offered), 6-6 190, Tallahassee, FL: The WVU staff likes what has seen in this Sunshine state product. An excellent shooter with good instincts who has considerably improved his level of recruitment this summer. Won't be easy to steal Young away from hometown Seminoles but the Mountaineer staff will do everything they can to accomplish it.
Tyler Relph 6-0 165, Rochester, NY: Another upstate New York product being recruited by WVU. Relph is known as savvy, steady floor-leader with a solid outside shot. Plays for one of the premier schoolboy programs at McQuaid Jesuit. One to watch for as the season continues.
Japhet McNeil 5-10 160, Queens, NY: One of the top point guards in New York this year. Plays at Christ the King High School. Known for his steady handle and cool under pressure. Probably needs to improve consistency of his outside shot. Will be looked at by most Big East schools.
A shorter list might be the names the prospects WVU hasn't been mentioned with on some level. One thing for sure is that John Beilein and his staff have certainly hit the recruiting trail running and hard. Lets hope their efforts pay off in a quality class come this fall.