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With the commitment of top in-State prospect Wyatt Milum on Friday, Neal Brown has now kept his promise of keeping the best talent in West Virginia home. Recruiting has been on a roll since the former Troy Head Coach took over in Morgantown. Contradicting of the argument that former Head Coach Dana Holgorsen made, yes, big-time talent is attracted to West Virginia.

Over the course of the eight seasons Holgorsen was in Morgantown, the Mountaineers were nothing short of mediocre on the recruiting trail. Continuously finishing in the bottom half of the league, the team never seriously challenged the top-tier Big 12 schools in attracting top-level talent. However, what seemed like a program problem, may have just been a head coach problem.

 

As it stands today, the Houston Cougars Football team does not have a single commitment for the 2021 recruiting class. This is very concerning considering the competitiveness and importance of recruiting. The Cougars now have only 10 months to put together a solid recruiting class. Holgorsen referenced the potentially solid recruiting potential at Houston as a reason he chose to leave West Virginia. Now that the program is severely struggling to gain any ground, his statement may just have been as wild as his hair.

Now that Holgorsen has struggled with recruiting at WVU and Houston, it is apparent that he is the problem. Neal Brown has proven he can get solid talent to Morgantown, and before Holgorsen, Houston was a hotbed for some of the best offensive talent in the nation. Mountaineer Nation should be thrilled they now have a coach that can bring in massive talent, and not make excuses for why they could not.

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