West Virginia Has a Top 25 Recruiting Class in 2025

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — The upcoming season is Neal Brown’s make it or break year with big expectations heading into the 2024-2025 season. However, Brown and his staff are not just focused on being successful this season, they are setting up the Mountaineers roster for major success in the future as well.

With 17 total commitments at West Virginia, the 2025 recruiting class is now among the very best in the nation. According to Rivals, the Mountaineers now have the #21 ranked class in 2025 and according to 247, West Virginia is currently ranked 24th nationally.

The class is highlighted by two recent commits in four star recruits Amir Leonard-Jean Charles, a four star defensive end from Nashville, Tennessee, and Deandre Desinor, a four star running back from Delray Beach, Florida.

Here’s a look at the class as it stands at this time:

MONTAVIN QUISENBERRY – 5’10, 170 pound three star slot receiver from Danville, Kentucky.

5’10 175 pound athlete from Neal Brown’s hometown of Danville, Kentucky, Quisenberry held offers from Michigan, Virginia Tech, Louisville, Kentucky and many others. He has made several visits recently, including a May 31st trip to Morgantown, and ultimately fell in love with the West Virginia football program.

Quisenberry, a three star recruit, plays wide receiver, free safety and and cornerback for Boyle County High School but will play slot receiver at WVU. This past season as a junior, he had 45 receptions for 865 yards and 12 touchdowns. He also ran the ball 80 times for 800 yards and 18 touchdowns on the ground.


AMIR LEONARD-JEAN CHARLES – 6’4, 280 pound defensive end from Nashville, TN

Charles, a 6’4 280 pound defensive lineman, is a four star recruit according to Rivals the #14 overall ranked player in the state in the 2025 classs.

Charles picked the Mountaineers over an incredible list of offers from top programs in the country such as Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Texas, Michigan and Tennessee, among several others.


Serious Stinyard – 5’11, 180 pound three star defensive back from Tampa, Florida

Stinyard, a three star recruit, has offers from Bowling Green, East Carolina, Kansas, Kentucky, NC State, USF and others, but ultimately the decision came down to Kansas State and West Virginia.

Stinyard took several official visits over the last couple of weeks, including stops at Minnesota, NC State, Kansas and USF, but ultimately his trip to Morgantown on May 31 really sealed the deal for him.

As a junior at Tampa Gaither High School, Stinyard totaled 19 tackles, 5 pass breakups and 3 interceptions, leading his team to the semifinals of Florida’s 3M playoffs.


Sammy Etienne – 5’11, 175 pound three star safety from Auburndale, Florida

Etienne is a three star recruit and has offers from Akron, Charlotte, Colorado State, Kansas State, Marshall and USF, among several others.

In high school, Etienne was two-way player and had 59 tackles, 4 pass breakups, and interception on defense while catching 15 passes for 237 yards and a TD on offense.


Deandre Desinor – 5’9, 175 pound four star running back from Delray Beach, Florida

Desinor is a highly touted recruit and has received offers from many FBS programs. Among his offers were Alabama, Florida, and Florida State among others. He is the 17th rated running back in the nation and the 37th overall prospect from Florida in 2025, per 247Sports.


Gavin Crawford – 6’3, 300 pound three star offensive lineman from Olney, Maryland.

Crawford, who also received offers from Pitt, Syracuse and Florida among others, is rated the 21st overall player in the state of Maryland, per 247Sports. He is considered to be one of the biggest gets of the upcoming recruiting season for the Mountaineers.


Zah Jackson – 5’10, 180 pound three star cornerback from Huntington, West Virginia

Jackson, who is the top ranked player in West Virginia for 2025, holds eight total offers from various schools. Akron, Appalachian State, and  N.C. State were among the other FBS teams to offer him.

Last season, Jackson made 57 tackles, four for lost yardage, intercepted five passes, broke up eight, returned one for a touchdown, forced one fumble and blocked a punt for a TD as a defender. On offense, he ran for 1,157 yards and 18 touchdowns, caught 221 yards worth of passes.

Jackson helped Huntington High to a Class AAA state title in 2022 and earned most valuable player honors.

Zah is such an explosive player,” Huntington High School head coach Billy Seals said. “There’s no doubt he’s the best in the state. The thing is, he continues to get better and better. He works at it. He’s a great young man and the No. 1 player in the state,” Seals said. “His future is very bright.”


Scotty Fox – 6’2, 210 pound three star quarterback from Mentor, Ohio

Fox, a 3 star signal-caller from Mentor, Ohio, committed to play for the Mountaineers over offers from Akron, Ball State, Marshall, Kentucky and Michigan State, among many others.

This past season, Fox was 258/429 for 3137 yards, 30 touchdowns and 10 interceptions, and is assumed to be in the mix to start for the Mountaineers in the future.


Terrance Edwards 

Edwards, a 6’1 180 pound cornerback from Richmond, Virginia, is the #1 rated defensive back in the state of Virginia in the 2025 class, and although he is a listed as a three star recruit by 247 Sports and Rivals, he is severely underrated.

Edwards has a long list of suitors and scholarship offers, including from Clemson, Florida State, Colorado, Michigan, Michigan State, Oklahoma, Penn State, Tennessee and Virginia, among many others. However, the decision ultimately came down to Virginia Tech or West Virginia.


Romando Johnson

A three star defensive end, Johnson, who is from Pompano Beach, Florida, had offers from Florida, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Michigan, Penn State and many others.

According to MaxPreps, Johnson “started his junior year off at Palm Beach Central before transferring into Salem (NJ) and then eventually joining Monarch at the tail end of season. While in the Garden State, totaled 19 tackles (6 TFL), 3 sacks and a FR.
2022: Played sophomore season at Wellington where he racked up 28 tackles (3 TFL), 9 QBH, 6 sacks, a FF and a FR per MaxPreps.”


Teriq “Magic” Mallory 

Mallory, who was originally committed to Wake Forst, is currently rated the 144th over receiver and the 9th overall prospect from the state of Connecticut, per 247Sports. He holds offers from many FBS programs – Maryland, Duke, and UMass among others. .

Standing at 6’5” and weighing 190, Mallory has the perfect frame to be a productive receiver in the Big 12.


Taylor Brown

Brown, a 6’3 250 pound defensive lineman from Upper Marlboro, Maryland, had offers from Buffalo, James Madison, Marshall, Memphis, Pittsburgh and Temple, is the 62nd rated defensive lineman in the 2025 class nationally and the 16th best recruit in the state of Maryland.

According to national analyst Hudson Standish, Brown is a “combative interior defensive line prospect who can use his acceleration to blow past offensive linemen and his lower body strength to anchor against the run. Size has not been verified but is believed to be hovering around 6-foot-3, 250 pounds.

Brown appears to have the frame capacity to effectively add mass in a collegiate strength and conditioning program. Lack of length measurements at this stage of the evaluation process is not ideal. Fantastic multi-sport athletic context as a state qualifier (25-2 record) wrestler and All-County catcher on the baseball diamond. Should have the versatility to line up across multiple spots on the defensive line, but likely finds a home as a bouncy three-technique with serious pass rushing upside. Should be viewed as a potential multi-year contributor at the Power Four level with plenty of developmental upside.”


Elgin Sessions

Sessions, a 6’0 defensive back from Irmo, South Carolina, is considered a very underrated three star recruit, but did have several top schools who offered him a scholarship, including Duke, Georgia Tech, Stanford and Wake Forest, among many others.

Last season, Sessions had 39 tackles, 2 interceptions, 12 pass breakups, 2 forced fumbles and 1 field goal block.

Jackson Accuardl – 6’7, 220 pound three star tight end from De Forest, Wisconsin


Eldan Bucannan – 6’8, 300 pound three star offensive lineman from Olney, Maryland


Tyshawn Dues – 5’10, 170 pound three star wide receiver from Hurricane, West Virginia


Thomas Barr – 6’3, 290 pound offensive lineman from Haverford, Pennsylvania