Neal Brown and Staff Hitting Grand Slams on the Recruiting Front

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — Yesterday, West Virginia received a huge gift when four star quarterback BRODIE MCWHORTER announced that he was committing to play for the Mountaineers.

McWhorter, a 6’2 195 high school sophomore from Cartersville, Georiga, had offers from every major program in the nation, including his home state Georgia Bulldogs, Florida, Auburn, Florida State, Ohio State after passing for 2,128 yards and 20 touchdowns while completing 64% of his pass attempts last season.

On McWhorter’s social media commitment post, he had the following to say: “There is nothing else like Morgantown and who wouldn’t want to play for Coach Brown? More than grateful for the WVU staff. Country Roads, take me home!”

Brodie McWhorter signing with the Mountaineers is a game changer for WVU, and here’s why:

1.) Neal Brown and his staff can now build the 2026 class around him. It’s important to remember that this young man just finished his sophomore year in high school. WVU now has the luxury of playing Garrett Greene in 2024, Nicco Marchiol in 2025 and 2026, McWhorter learning under Marchiol in 2026, and then him taking over in 2027 to 2029. There’s now a real, legitimate succession plan in place.

2.) McWhorter is rated as the 9th best quarterback in the nation in the 2026 class. From all accounts, he can absolutely sling it all over the field. And more importantly, he wants to be here in Morgantown. That’s huge. He’s an exceptionally talented athlete who wants to be here.

3.) Neal Brown and his staff beat out some of the best programs in the nation. McWhorter had offers from his home state Georgia Bulldogs, Auburn, Florida State, etc., and West Virginia landed him.

Brown has had some impressive commits in his five years at West Virginia, but none more important to the future of the program than Brodie McWhorter.

With the addition of McWhorter, West Virginia now has the #13 ranked class in the 2026 class according to Rivals with two players committed. Daiveon Taylor, a linebacker from Pittsburgh, PA, committed to WVU on April 27th.

In addition, West Virginia now has the #20 ranked overall class in the 2025 class according to 247 Sports with 19 players now committed. Although Neal Brown has struggled to get the job done on the field consistently during his first five seasons in Morgantown, it now appears that he has got things turned around and the future is very, very bright for the WVU football program.