The WVU football staff rallied over the last month. After Rodriguez left the committment list dropped to 10 for a while. It now appears that there will be a full class. To fill up this class took a herculean effort by the new staff. Coley White signed on last night to give WVU a chance at the anti-Vicks and Josh Jenkins remained in the state. At this point there are 23 commitments to WVU with the biggest names being Jenkins on the O-line, Tevita Finau on the D-line, and Terence Kerns at RB. So far the class is heavy on the D-line with 9 of 23 commits being linemen. MSNsportsnet has the official list of signees that will be updated and Bill Stewart will have a live press conference at 3 pm. Also, if you have a membership to Rivals today is the day to get your money's worth. Worky calls now, but we'll have some updates later with the full list.
Lunchtime UPDATE: Going with a PB & J.
18 of the 24 WVU commits have signed. The names left to fax their LOI are Finau, Kerns, Coley White, JJ Dorsey (QB/CB), DJ Shaw (DE), and Courtney Stuart (S). Surprises so far include Jerome Swinton (DB), Robert Sands (DB) and Jatavious Miller (LB) all signing with WVU. All are also from Florida. Good work Doc.
Then there were three as only Finau, Kerns, and Courtney Stuart have yet to sign. The WVU class is currently ranked 44 by Scout and 44 by Rivals. That number will fluctuate somewhat over the next week.
Other years have looked like this for WVU:
2004--Scout 53, Rivals 47
2005--Scout 33, Rivals 31
2006--Scout t56, Rivals 52
2007--Scout 18, Rivals 23
Jenkins saying goodbye to RR here.
Final list of commits is up here. 23 today and maybe one or more later. Of note was the lack of Kerns, but Scout has tried to alleviate any fears:
Absent from the list, but still expected to sign, is Terence Kerns, who attends Hargrave Military Academy. Kerns, who is working to achieve a qualifying GPA to go with his test score, is likewise expected to join West Virginia's official list soon.