As mentioned below WVU has finished up recruiting for the 2007 class with National Signing Day. Now a few walk-ons could be added or a late signing, but here is the class of 2007 with the information via Rivals.
Click here to see what Coach Rodriguez had to say about each one of the signees
Offensive line had three commitments all around the 280-300 weight. WVU has been recruiting smaller linemen due to the zone blocking schemes. All three linemen were rated three stars by Rivals.
Defensive line picked up a nose tackle listed anywhere from 340 to 400 pounds in Asa Chapman and Morgantown product Junius Lewis at DE and another three star DE with 4.65 speed.
Linebackers had a two star and three star LB and a JUCO transfer (3 star). Vince Harris, a three star out of Cincinnatti is listed with 4.5 speed. Speed in the LB group is the one area in need of serious upgrade.
WVU also secured signatures from 3 "athletes" who could end up at WR, RB, QB, DB, or LB depending on growth. Two three star and a two star signatures.
DB was a position of concern last year and WVU went hard after quality Dbacks. A two star, four three stars and a four star JUCO were all signed.
WR had three signees at two stars apiece.
RB was the most flux position of the class with Victor Anderson committing and then going to UL and the Noel Devine infatuation late. However, WVU did manage to get a four star RB out of Maryland before Fridge ate him and a two star out of Florida.
QB had two signees in Morgantown product Charlie Russell and Bradley Starks out of VA. Starks was a four star recruit with 4.4 speed while Russell is more of a traditional quarterback with 4.97 speed.
It is impossible at this juncture to predict the outcome of this class, but this class has the most number of 3 or better star players under Rich Rod. 18 players in this class are 3 or better with 14 being the previous high from a 2005 class that included Gwaltney, Slaton, Reed Williams, Jarrett Brown, and Quinton Andrews as players already making contributions in big games. This class is currently 36 via Rivals and 25 at Scout. This class will hopefully provide some immediate depth to the team with the potential for future stars in Terence Kerns, Brandon Hogan, Bradley Starks and Evan Rodriguez. Immediate help is most likely from Ellis Lankster at corner and Archie Sims at LB as both are JUCO transfers. It will take time for the linemen on both sides to become ready to play and hopefully most of the kids can stay with the program for 4 years and contribute. For instance in the class of 2003 I can find only 9 still in the program.