National Analyst Says Jesse Edwards to WVU a Near Lock

Morgantown, West Virginia – It’s a huge weekend in Morgantown with two major players in the transfer portal visiting. Jesse Edwards, a 6’11 center from Syracuse, and Caleb Grill, a 6’3 guard from Iowa State, will both be in town for official visits starting today.

Edwards, a five star transfer and one of the top players available in the transfer portal, averaged 14.8 points, 10.3 rebounds and 2.7 blocks per game for the Orangemen last season. Edwards narrowed his list to three schools last night with Gonzaga, Kansas and West Virginia making his top (and final) schools.

Edwards added several West Virginia players on his social media account yesterday and based on what we’re hearing, him committing to play for the Mountaineers this weekend looks very, very promising.

According to Eric Bossi, the National Basketball Director at 247 Sports, Edwards to WVU is a near lock: “Country Roads, Take Me Home…(unless something changes drastically between now and when he hits campus tomorrow).

If/when Edwards commits, West Virginia’s starting lineup for the 2023-2024 season will be very for formidable, particularly if Caleb Grill commits as well. With both Edwards and Gill, the Mountaineers’ starting lineup would look like the following:

Kerr Kriisa

Caleb Grill

Jose Perez

Tre Mitchell

Jesse Edwards

While Bob Huggins has had several talented teams since arriving in Morgantown, this could potentially be his most talented overall team. In addition to a dominant starting lineup, the Mountaineers would have Joe Toussaint, Omar Silverio, Seth Wilson, Kobe Johnson, Josiah Harris, Pat Suemnick, Mohamed Wague and James Okonkwo. This level of size, athleticism and depth would be unprecedented at West Virginia.