West Virginia Makes ESPN Top Recruiting Rankings

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Morgantown, West Virginia – The West Virginia Mountaineers may be struggling on the field, but Neal Brown and his coaching staff continue to bring in solid recruiting classes.

Today, ESPN released their 2023 Football Class Rankings: Top College Recruits Impact Top 50 list and the Mountaineers were among the top teams in the country. West Virginia came in ranked at #32, which is 6th out of 10 teams in the Big 12 Conference.

ESPN had the following to say about West Virginia’s 2023 recruiting class: “Neal Brown landed a potential anchor for his defense over the coming season in linebacker Josiah Trotter. In the mold of his All-Pro father Jeremiah, Trotter can be a tough, productive presence between the tackles. Justin Benton gives the Mountaineers a big man with a nice initial burst and excellent strength; he can be a very good, productive contributor to their defensive line unit.

Offensively, they added a talented three-star running back in Jahiem White, who displays good vision and the ability to produce after contact. ESPN 300 athlete Rodney Gallagher, who is also a talented basketball player, projects to wide receiver. He displays natural playmaking ability with good quickness, ball skills and a high ceiling for development with a focus on the position.”

In addition, West Virginia is currently ranked 32nd in the nation on 247 Sports, 37th on On3.com and 29th on Rivals.