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Signing Day 2014-WVU

February 5, 2014


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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (Mark Martin) -- West Virginia University was announcing Wednesday the names and information about recruits it has landed on National Signing Day.

Donte Thomas-Williams, RB, 6-0, 221, Durham, N.C./Hillside
Played for coach Antonio King at Hillside High … finished with 2,400 yards rushing and 24 touchdowns as a senior … also had 20 catches for 155 yards and two touchdowns … helped lead Hillside to a 9-3 record, the PAC 6 Conference championship and advance to the second round of the state playoffs … a two-time All-PAC 6 Conference selection … earned All-area, All-Herald Sun and All-High SchoolOT.com teams … selected to play in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl … rushed for 785 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior … had 20 receptions for 185 yards and two touchdowns … returned three kickoffs for touchdowns … ran for 598 yards on 75 carries as a sophomore and 10 touchdowns, while having 21 catches for 225 yards and a touchdown … four-star ranking by ESPN, 247Sports, Rivals and Scout … No. 46 on ESPN’s Top 300 … RivalsTop300 … No. 12 running back nationally by 247Sports, No. 13 by ESPN, No. 21 by Rivals and No. 26 by Scout … No. 9 ranking in North Carolina by ESPN, No. 11 by 247Sports, No. 13 by Rivals … No. 74 ranking on ESPN Southeast rankings … also offered by Clemson, Duke, Florida, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Minnesota, North Carolina, NC State, Ohio State, South Carolina, Syracuse, UCLA, Vanderbilt and Virginia Tech.

Amanii Brown, OL, 6-5, 285, Morgantown, W.Va./Morgantown
Three-year letterwinner as an offensive and defensive lineman for coach John Bowers at Morgantown High … played center, tackle and guard, helping lead the Mohigans to an 8-3 record as a senior, No. 3 ranking in the conference and No. 11 in the state according to MaxPreps … 2013 West Virginia Class 3A All-State Second Team Offense … 2013 Morgantown Dominion Post All-Area Team … 2013 All-Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Honorable Mention … part of an offensive line that helped pave the way for the Mohigans to average 37.2 points per game, 3,643 rushing yards and 43 touchdowns … finished with 24 tackles, including one sack, 14 tackles for loss and a pass breakup … earned a spot on the 2013 American Family Insurance All-USA West Virginia Football First Team … named the state’s No. 1 player on National Underclassmen Football Combine 2013 rankings … helped lead Morgantown to a 10-3 record as a junior, No. 2 ranking in the conference and No. 5 in the state, advancing to the third round of the state playoffs … three-star ranking by ESPN, 247Sports and Scout and two-star ranking by Rivals … No. 1 ranked player in West Virginia by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals … No. 23 ranked center nationally by Scout … No. 37 rated offensive guard in the nation by 247Sports … No. 78 rated offensive tackle nationally by ESPN.

William Crest, QB, 6-2, 210, Baltimore, Md./Dunbar
Three-year starter for coach Lawrence Smith at Dunbar High … 2013 Maryland All-State First Team quarterback … completed 122-of-216 passes for 2,232 yards and 17 touchdowns … ran for 672 yards and eight touchdowns … helped lead the Poets to two state championships (2012, 2011) and three state playoff appearances (2013, 2012, 2011) … as a senior, he led Dunbar to a 9-4 record and a second-round appearance in the state playoffs … selected to play in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl … Elite 11 regional quarterback … 2012 Maryland All-State Third Team quarterback as a junior … helped lead the Poets to a 13-1 record, the state championship and a No. 12 ranking in the Maryland … four-star rating by ESPN, 247Sports, Rivals and three-star by Scout … No. 40 rated prospect in the East Region by ESPN … No. 231 on Rivals250 list … No. 7-rated dual-threat quarterback by Rivals, No. 11 by ESPN … No. 15 rated pro-style quarterback by 247Sports … No. 32 rated quarterback nationally by Scout … No. 4 rated Maryland prospect by ESPN and No. 5 by 247Sports, Rivals … also offered by Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio State, Rutgers, Vanderbilt, Virginia and Virginia Tech.

Skyler Howard, QB, 5-11, 200, Fort Worth, Texas/Riverside City (Calif.) College
Enrolled at WVU in January 2014 … earned starting quarterback job as a freshman at Riverside City College in Riverside, Calif., for coach Tom Craft … helped lead Riverside to a 10-2 record, the National Division Central Conference Championship and advance to an appearance in the California State Championship game … completed 219-of-325 passes (67.4 percent) for 3,151 yards and 33 touchdowns … fourth-leading rusher on the team, finishing with 343 yards on 108 carries, an average of 3.2 yards per attempt, and five touchdowns … averaged 262.6 yards per game and 9.7 yards per attempt and only threw six interceptions … completed 17-of-19 passes for 198 yards and three touchdowns against Golden West in the Southern California Bowl Game … threw for 249 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 39 yards against Mt. San Antonio in the conference championship game … completed 27-of-35 passes for a season-high 448 yards and a season-high seven touchdowns against Los Angeles Harbor … completed a season-high 28-of-41 passes for 296 yards and four touchdowns against Desert College … threw for 359 yards and three touchdowns and ran for two more against El Camino in a 48-25 victory … ran for a season-high 75 yards on 12 attempts, a 6.2 yards per rush average at Palomar … played at Brewer High for coach Paul Sharr … named 2012 All-District 5-4A First Team offense … completed 126-of-238 passes for 1,377 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior … also ran for 597 yards on 120 carries, averaging 5.0 yards per rush and scored eight touchdowns … during his three-year career, threw for 4,171 yards and 32 touchdowns … also ran for 1,268 yards and 13 touchdowns … JCGridiron.com ranks Howard as its No. 4 dual-threat junior college quarterback in 2014 … three star dual-threat quarterback prospect according to rivals, 247Sports, Scout and ESPN … No. 56 on 247Sports JC Postseason Top 100, No. 93 on Rivals’ Postseason Top 100 … also offered by New Mexico State and San Diego State.

Davonte James, LB, 6-1, 233, Springfield, Ohio/Springfield
Enrolled at WVU in January 2014 … played quarterback and linebacker for coach Eric Gillespie at Springfield High … finished with 32 tackles, including 19 solo, two forced fumbles and had one recovery … returned an interception 54 yards for a touchdown … had a season-high seven tackles, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery against Northmont ... registered five or more tackles in four games … named all-area second team … 2013 Southwest All-District Honorable Mention … 2013 All-Greater Western Ohio Conference Second Team … as a junior, he registered 60 tackles, including 37 unassisted, forced one fumble, recovered two fumbles and returned an interception 34 yards for a touchdown … had a season-high 21 tackles, including 16 assisted against Centerville … also had 12 solo stops at Wayne … finished with 52 tackles and one interception as a sophomore … four-star ranking by ESPN and 247Sports … three-star ranking by Scout and Rivals … No. 72 on Rivals Top 80 Ohio prospects … No. 123 by Scout … No. 279 on ESPN Top 300 … No. 9 in state of Ohio, No. 32 in Midwest region and No. 20 outside linebacker in nation by ESPN … No. 17 in state of Ohio and No. 18 inside linebacker nationally by 247Sports … also offered by Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Indiana, Purdue and Washington State.

Edward Muldrow , LB, 6-3, 215, Snellville, Ga./Copiah-Lincoln (Miss.) CC
Enrolled at WVU in January 2014 … originally signed with South Carolina and redshirted as a true freshman … played for coach Glenn Davis at Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Wesson, Miss. … registered 56 tackles as a sophomore, including 38 unassisted, 4.5 sacks, 7.5 tackles for loss, five pass breakups, an interception and a forced fumble … finished with five or more tackles in seven games … collected nine stops, including seven solo, 1.5 sacks, 2.5 tackles for loss and a forced fumble against Northeast Mississippi … had 12 tackles, including nine unassisted stops, two pass breakups and a tackle for loss against Jones … as a freshman, he compiled 19 tackles, including 14 unassisted tackles, four sacks, six tackles for loss and a pass breakup … three-star linebacker prospect by ESPN, 247Sports, Rivals and Scout … No. 81 on 247Sports JC Postseason Top 100 and No. 86 on Rivals JC Postseason Top 100 … played linebacker for coach John Small at South Gwinnett High School in Snellville, Ga... helped lead South Gwinnett to a 10-3 record and a 7-1 mark in the league as a senior and advance to the second round of the state championships … coming out of high school, he was rated a three-star prospect, the 49th-best outside linebacker in the country and the 42nd-best player in Georgia by Rivals... regarded as a three-star prospect and the 30th-best outside linebacker by Scout... a three-star prospect, according to 247Sports ... named to PrepStar's All-Southeast Region class … also offered by Arkansas, Arizona State, Kansas and Oregon.

Keishawn Richardson, CB, 5-10, 170, Putnam City, Okla./Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College
Enrolled at WVU in January 2014 … played two seasons for coach Sherard Poteete at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College in Miami, Okla. … made 39 tackles with nine pass breakups and two interceptions in 2013 … averaged 23.2 yards per kick return … named All-Southwest Junior Football Conference Honorable Mention as a defensive back and specialist in 2013 … ranked second on the team with 85 tackles in 2012 … also had one sack, four forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, two interceptions and six pass breakups … previously a quarterback and safety at Putnam City High … three-star prospect according to Scout and ESPN … No. 97 rated JC prospect on 247Sports Top 100 JC players … 247Sports No. 11 cornerback recruit … 247sports No. 1 Oklahoma junior college recruit … also offered by Arizona State, Indiana, Iowa State, Nebraska, TCU, Texas Tech and Wisconsin.

Ricky Rogers, WR, 6-1, 200, Monroeville, Pa./Gateway
Enrolled at WVU in January 2014 … played for coach Don Militzer at Gateway High … helped lead Gateway to an 8-3 record as a senior, tie for second in the WPIAL 4A standings and the second round of the state playoffs in 2013 … 2013 WPIAL Class 4A All-Foothills Conference First Team offense … WesternPAFootball.net top wide receiver … finished with 32 catches for 449 yards, an average of 14.0 yards per catch and four touchdowns … PennLive.com Pennsylvania 2014 Fab 25 …named to Pennsylvania’s Top 45 by National Underclassman Football Combine … as a junior, finished with nine catches for 193 yards, 21.4 yards per catch average and three touchdowns … played at Keystone Oaks as a sophomore and finished with 30 catches for 504 yards and four touchdowns … three-star ranking by ESPN, 247Sports Rivals and Scout … No. 7 in state by ESPN.com, No. 10 in state by 247Sports and No. 20 on state’s top 35 by Rivals … earned a spot on Pennsylvania’s “Finest 47” by 247Sports … No. 54 ranked in the East Region by ESPN … No. 68 wide receiver nationally by ESPN, No. 77 wide receiver by Scout and No. 94 wide receiver by Rivals … also offered by Pitt, Rutgers and Toledo.

Sylvester Townes, OT, 6-6, 285, Memphis, Tenn./Coahoma Community College
Enrolled at WVU in January 2014 … played two seasons for coach Freeman Horton at Coahoma Community College in Clarksdale, Miss. … leader of the offensive line ... named to the All-Region 23 First Team Offense and the All-State North Division First Team offense in 2013 … previously a three-year starter for coach Charlie White at Germantown High … played in the 2011 AutoZone Liberty Bowl High School All-Star Game … named to the 2011 Commercial Appeal Best of the Preps Tennessee County Team … three-star prospect according to ESPN, Rivals and Scout … No. 97 on the Rivals junior college Postseason Top 100 … also offered by Kentucky, Texas Tech and USF.

Skyler Howard, QB, 5-11, 200, Fort Worth, Texas/Riverside City (Calif.) College
Enrolled at WVU in January 2014 … earned starting quarterback job as a freshman at Riverside City College in Riverside, Calif., for coach Tom Craft … helped lead Riverside to a 10-2 record, the National Division Central Conference Championship and advance to an appearance in the California State Championship game … completed 219-of-325 passes (67.4 percent) for 3,151 yards and 33 touchdowns … fourth-leading rusher on the team, finishing with 343 yards on 108 carries, an average of 3.2 yards per attempt, and five touchdowns … averaged 262.6 yards per game and 9.7 yards per attempt and only threw six interceptions … completed 17-of-19 passes for 198 yards and three touchdowns against Golden West in the Southern California Bowl Game … threw for 249 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 39 yards against Mt. San Antonio in the conference championship game … completed 27-of-35 passes for a season-high 448 yards and a season-high seven touchdowns against Los Angeles Harbor … completed a season-high 28-of-41 passes for 296 yards and four touchdowns against Desert College … threw for 359 yards and three touchdowns and ran for two more against El Camino in a 48-25 victory … ran for a season-high 75 yards on 12 attempts, a 6.2 yards per rush average at Palomar … played at Brewer High for coach Paul Sharr … named 2012 All-District 5-4A First Team offense … completed 126-of-238 passes for 1,377 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior … also ran for 597 yards on 120 carries, averaging 5.0 yards per rush and scored eight touchdowns … during his three-year career, threw for 4,171 yards and 32 touchdowns … also ran for 1,268 yards and 13 touchdowns … JCGridiron.com ranks Howard as its No. 4 dual-threat junior college quarterback in 2014 … three star dual-threat quarterback prospect according to rivals, 247Sports, Scout and ESPN … No. 56 on 247Sports JC Postseason Top 100, No. 93 on Rivals’ Postseason Top 100 … also offered by New Mexico State and San Diego State.

Davonte James, LB, 6-1, 233, Springfield, Ohio/Springfield
Enrolled at WVU in January 2014 … played quarterback and linebacker for coach Eric Gillespie at Springfield High … finished with 32 tackles, including 19 solo, two forced fumbles and had one recovery … returned an interception 54 yards for a touchdown … had a season-high seven tackles, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery against Northmont ... registered five or more tackles in four games … named all-area second team … 2013 Southwest All-District Honorable Mention … 2013 All-Greater Western Ohio Conference Second Team … as a junior, he registered 60 tackles, including 37 unassisted, forced one fumble, recovered two fumbles and returned an interception 34 yards for a touchdown … had a season-high 21 tackles, including 16 assisted against Centerville … also had 12 solo stops at Wayne … finished with 52 tackles and one interception as a sophomore … four-star ranking by ESPN and 247Sports … three-star ranking by Scout and Rivals … No. 72 on Rivals Top 80 Ohio prospects … No. 123 by Scout … No. 279 on ESPN Top 300 … No. 9 in state of Ohio, No. 32 in Midwest region and No. 20 outside linebacker in nation by ESPN … No. 17 in state of Ohio and No. 18 inside linebacker nationally by 247Sports … also offered by Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Indiana, Purdue and Washington State.

Edward Muldrow, LB, 6-3, 215, Snellville, Ga./Copiah-Lincoln (Miss.) CC
Enrolled at WVU in January 2014 … originally signed with South Carolina and redshirted as a true freshman … played for coach Glenn Davis at Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Wesson, Miss. … registered 56 tackles as a sophomore, including 38 unassisted, 4.5 sacks, 7.5 tackles for loss, five pass breakups, an interception and a forced fumble … finished with five or more tackles in seven games … collected nine stops, including seven solo, 1.5 sacks, 2.5 tackles for loss and a forced fumble against Northeast Mississippi … had 12 tackles, including nine unassisted stops, two pass breakups and a tackle for loss against Jones … as a freshman, he compiled 19 tackles, including 14 unassisted tackles, four sacks, six tackles for loss and a pass breakup … three-star linebacker prospect by ESPN, 247Sports, Rivals and Scout … No. 81 on 247Sports JC Postseason Top 100 and No. 86 on Rivals JC Postseason Top 100 … played linebacker for coach John Small at South Gwinnett High School in Snellville, Ga... helped lead South Gwinnett to a 10-3 record and a 7-1 mark in the league as a senior and advance to the second round of the state championships … coming out of high school, he was rated a three-star prospect, the 49th-best outside linebacker in the country and the 42nd-best player in Georgia by Rivals... regarded as a three-star prospect and the 30th-best outside linebacker by Scout... a three-star prospect, according to 247Sports ... named to PrepStar's All-Southeast Region class … also offered by Arkansas, Arizona State, Kansas and Oregon.

Keishawn Richardson, CB, 5-10, 170, Putnam City, Okla./Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College
Enrolled at WVU in January 2014 … played two seasons for coach Sherard Poteete at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College in Miami, Okla. … made 39 tackles with nine pass breakups and two interceptions in 2013 … averaged 23.2 yards per kick return … named All-Southwest Junior Football Conference Honorable Mention as a defensive back and specialist in 2013 … ranked second on the team with 85 tackles in 2012 … also had one sack, four forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, two interceptions and six pass breakups … previously a quarterback and safety at Putnam City High … three-star prospect according to Scout and ESPN … No. 97 rated JC prospect on 247Sports Top 100 JC players … 247Sports No. 11 cornerback recruit … 247sports No. 1 Oklahoma junior college recruit … also offered by Arizona State, Indiana, Iowa State, Nebraska, TCU, Texas Tech and Wisconsin.

Ricky Rogers, WR, 6-1, 200, Monroeville, Pa./Gateway
Enrolled at WVU in January 2014 … played for coach Don Militzer at Gateway High … helped lead Gateway to an 8-3 record as a senior, tie for second in the WPIAL 4A standings and the second round of the state playoffs in 2013 … 2013 WPIAL Class 4A All-Foothills Conference First Team offense … WesternPAFootball.net top wide receiver … finished with 32 catches for 449 yards, an average of 14.0 yards per catch and four touchdowns … PennLive.com Pennsylvania 2014 Fab 25 …named to Pennsylvania’s Top 45 by National Underclassman Football Combine … as a junior, finished with nine catches for 193 yards, 21.4 yards per catch average and three touchdowns … played at Keystone Oaks as a sophomore and finished with 30 catches for 504 yards and four touchdowns … three-star ranking by ESPN, 247Sports Rivals and Scout … No. 7 in state by ESPN.com, No. 10 in state by 247Sports and No. 20 on state’s top 35 by Rivals … earned a spot on Pennsylvania’s “Finest 47” by 247Sports … No. 54 ranked in the East Region by ESPN … No. 68 wide receiver nationally by ESPN, No. 77 wide receiver by Scout and No. 94 wide receiver by Rivals … also offered by Pitt, Rutgers and Toledo.

Sylvester Townes, OT, 6-6, 285, Memphis, Tenn./Coahoma Community College
Enrolled at WVU in January 2014 … played two seasons for coach Freeman Horton at Coahoma Community College in Clarksdale, Miss. … leader of the offensive line ... named to the All-Region 23 First Team Offense and the All-State North Division First Team offense in 2013 … previously a three-year starter for coach Charlie White at Germantown High … played in the 2011 AutoZone Liberty Bowl High School All-Star Game … named to the 2011 Commercial Appeal Best of the Preps Tennessee County Team … three-star prospect according to ESPN, Rivals and Scout … No. 97 on the Rivals junior college Postseason Top 100 … also offered by Kentucky, Texas Tech and USF.

Tyree Owens, DL, 6-3, 260, Oviedo, Fla./Oviedo
Played for coach Wes Allen at Oviedo High … helped lead the Lions to a 6-4 record in 2013 … finished with 68 tackles, including three sacks and 10 tackles for loss as a senior … also had a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and blocked a kick … named two-time Orlando Sentinel All-Area Second Team defensive line … earned a spot on the 2013 All-Seminole Athletic Conference First Team defense … selected to play in the Central Florida All-Star Game … named player of the game against Seminole, finishing with 16 tackles, including 10 solo stops, four tackles for loss, a sack and two fumble recoveries … second-leading tackler for Oviedo as a junior, collecting 78 tackles, including six sacks … helped lead Oviedo to an 11-2 record and advance to the third-round of the state playoffs … No. 13 rated prospect by Orlando Sentinel on its Central Florida Super60 … No. 75 on Orlando Sentinel’s Top 100 Florida prospects … three-star rating by ESPN, 247Sports, Rivals and Scout … No. 46 rated defensive end by 247Sports, No. 82 by Scout and No. 121 by ESPN … No. 148 rated prospect in Florida by 247Sports, No. 200 by ESPN … also offered by Boston College, Cincinnati, Duke, Georgia Tech, Iowa State, Minnesota, NC State, Virginia, Wake Forest and Wisconsin.

Lamar Parker, WR, 5-9, 170, Miami, Fla./Booker T. Washington
Starting wide receiver for coach Tim Harris at Booker T. Washington High … helped lead the Tornadoes to a 14-0 record in 2013, the Florida 4A state championship and the national championship … finished his career with 2,198 receiving yards on 132 catches and 23 touchdowns … registered 2,789 all-purpose yards … had 43 receptions for 761 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior, as well as two kick returns for touchdowns … 2013 Florida Class 4A All-State Honorable Mention … two-time Miami Herald All-Dade Football 5A First Team Offense … played in the 2013 Nike South Florida All-Star game … No. 17 on Miami Herald’s Top 25 football prospects in Miami-Dade area … No. 85 on Florida’s Top 100 players by Miami Herald … had 41 catches for 618 yards and five touchdowns as a junior … four-star ranking by ESPN and three-star by Rivals, 247Sports and Scout … ranked No. 222 on ESPN’s Top 300 national player rankings … rated the No. 38 top player in Florida by ESPN, No. 74 by 247Sports, No. 92 on Rivals Florida Top 100 … named No. 30 on ESPN’s top wide receivers nationally, No. 77 by Rivals … No. 113 in the Southeast Region by ESPN … also offered by Boston College, Cincinnati, Florida State, Ole Miss, Texas A&M, Utah and Western Kentucky.

Dontae Angus, OL, 6-6, 330, Philadelphia, Pa./Martin Luther King
Starter on offensive and defensive lines for coach Ed Dunn at Martin Luther King High … helped lead the Cougars to a 12-2 record in 2013, won the Philadelphia Public School 3A championship and made an appearance in the first round of the state playoffs … earned 2013 Pennsylvania Class 3A All-State Second Team offensive line honors … 2013 Philadelphia High School Coaches’ 3A All-Public School Team (OL/DL) … selected Philadelphia Inquirer All-Southeastern Pennsylvania Second Team offensive line … 2013 Philadelphia Daily News All-Public School Second Team defensive line … helped pave the way for the offense to average 39.0 points per game and rushed for more than 2,000 yards … was part of a defensive line that helped hold its opponents to 16.5 points per game … played for the North team in the 2013 Chesapeake Bowl … No. 8 on Pennsylvania’s Top 45 by National Underclassman Football Combine … No. 8 on Pennsylvania’s Top 50 by College Football Blog … three-star ranking by ESPN, 247Sports, Rivals and Scout … No. 10 in Pennsylvania by ESPN, No. 11 by 247Sports … No. 25 on Pennsylvania’s Top 40 by Rivals … No. 29 top offensive tackle by ESPN, No. 34 by 247Sports and No. 36 by Scout … also offered by Florida, Purdue, Rutgers and Temple.

Xavier Preston, LB, 6-3, 220, Jensen Beach, Fla./ Jensen Beach
Played for coaches John Fey and Tim Caffey at Jensen Beach High …. accounted for 55 tackles, five TFL, three sacks and three forced fumbles as a senior … had double-figure tackle games of 14, 12 and 11 during his senior season … also recorded six catches for 122 yards and two touchdowns … three-star rating by 247Sports and two-star by Scout… rated as the No. 69 best player at his position and the No. 133 best Florida prospect by 247Sports … helped team to a 5-5 mark in his final season … also played defensive end, receiver and running back during high school career … played in the Miami-Dade vs. Team Florida all-star game … No. 120 on the Orlando Sentinel’s Top Florida player’s list … All-Area Honorable Mention as a junior with 50 tackles, 14 TFL, four sacks, four forced fumbles and a fumble recovery … 129 rushing yards and three touchdowns as a junior … participated in basketball while in high school … also offered by Louisville, Rutgers, UCF, Cincinnati, Georgia Tech and Wake Forest.

Jacob McCrary, WR, 6-0, 182, Miami, Fla./Coral Reef
Starting wide receiver for coach Chevas Clements at Coral Reef High … helped lead the Barracudas to a 6-4 record in 2013 … finished with 28 catches for 505 yards, an 18.0 yards per catch average and four touchdowns … registered three or more catches in six games … had four catches for a season-high 141 yards against Killian … named 2013 Miami Herald All-Dade County Third Team and Honorable Mention in 2012 … earned a spot in the Miami-Dade vs. Team Florida All-Star Game … selected to play in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl … finished with a team-leading 13 catches for 311 yards, an average of 25.9 yards per catch and five touchdowns in 2012 … as a sophomore, he had 19 catches for 445 yards and four touchdowns to help lead Coral Reef to a 9-3 record and second round of the state playoffs … four-star rating by ESPN, 247Sports and three-star by Rivals and Scout … No. 19 on Miami Herald’s Miami-Dade Top 25 prospects … No. 66 on Miami Herald’s Top 100 Florida Prospects … rated No. 276 overall on ESPN 300 … No. 45 rated prospect in Florida by 247Sports, No. 46 by ESPN, No. 82 by Rivals … No. 39 rated wide receiver nationally by ESPN, No. 52 by 247Sports, No. 79 by Rivals and No. 133 by Scout … No. 134 rated in the Southeast Region by ESPN … also competed in track … also offered by Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas State, Kentucky, Louisville, LSU, Mississippi State, Missouri, NC State, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Ole Miss, Purdue, Tennessee, Texas Tech, UCF, UCLA and Washington.

Jaleel Fields, DE, 6-3, 286, Aliquippa, Pa./Aliquippa
Four-year starter on the offensive and defensive line for coach Mike Zmijanac at Aliquippa High … two-time Pennsylvania Class 2A All-State First Team Offense … helped lead the Quips to four straight WPIAL championship games … as a senior, helped lead Aliquippa to a 12-1 record and the Class 2A WPIAL championship game … helped pave the way for the offense to rush for 4,167 yards and average 45.8 points per game … part of defense that surrendered only 12.1 points per game and recorded four shutouts … helped lead Aliquippa to a 15-1 record, the WPIAL and PIAA Class 2A title games as a junior … three-time WPIAL Class 2A All-Midwestern Conference … two-time Pittsburgh Post-Gazette West “Fabulous 22” selection … two-time Pittsburgh Tribune Review’s “Terrific 25” … named to Pennsylvania’s Top 45 by National Underclassman Football Combine … WesternPAFootball.net Top Defensive Lineman … helped lead Aliquippa to a 14-1 record, win the WPIAL Championship and advance to the state “Final Four” in 2011 … three-star ranking by ESPN, 247Sports and Scout and two-star ranking by Rivals … No. 25 ranking in Pennsylvania by ESPN, No. 35 by 247Sports … earned a spot on Pennsylvania’s “Finest 47” by 247Sports … No. 49 among defensive ends by 247Sports … No. 81 nationally among defensive tackles by ESPN and No. 84 by Scout … No. 127 in East Region by ESPN … lettered in basketball … also offered by Cincinnati, Connecticut, Pitt, Purdue, Temple and Toledo.

Jaylon Myers, CB, 6-2, 195, North Augusta, S.C./ Hutchinson (Kan.) CC
First Team NJCAA All-American … played for coach Rion Rhoades at Hutchinson Community College … recorded 16 tackles (10 solo), two TFL, six pass breakups, eight interceptions totaling 182 return yards with one touchdown and one forced fumble … his eight interceptions were the most in NJCAA … helped Hutchinson to an 8-4 record in 2013 … defensive unit allowed only 154 passing yards and 16.9 points per game last season … also had two kick returns for 54 yards (27.0 avg.) and nine punt returns for 115 yards and one touchdown… four-star prospect by 247Sports and three-star by ESPN and Rivals … No. 33 rated prospect on 247Sports Top 100 junior college players … No. 45 on Rivals junior college Postseason Top 100 … ranked as the No. 2 JC cornerback nationally by 247Sports and No. 5 by Rivals … No. 6 rated junior college prospect in Kansas by 247Sports and No. 7 by Rivals … spent the 2012 season at Georgia Military Academy … played high school football for coach Dan Pippen at North Augusta High in South Carolina … helped lead team to the Class AAAA Division II state semifinals and finished with seven interceptions as a senior … also played basketball at North Augusta … also offered by Arizona, Cincinnati, Florida, Georgia, LSU, NC State and Oklahoma State.

Daejuan Funderburk, S, 6-1, 180, Washington, D.C./Friendship Collegiate Academy
Played for coach Aazaar Abdul-Rahim at Washington, D.C.’s Friendship Collegiate Academy … team finished with a 6-5 record in 2013 and 8-3 in 2012 … registered 80 tackles, two sacks and had an interception … Rivals ranks him as the No. 38 best safety in the country and No. 4 in D.C. … three-star rating from ESPN, Rivals and Scout … led Friendship Academy to two straight DCSAA title games … team was ranked as the No. 5 team in the DC area … played in the Chesapeake Bowl … also played running back and wide receiver … collected eight tackles, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery in a 32-6 win over St. Frances … with him in the secondary, the defensive unit only gave up an average of 16.8 points in 2013 and 14.0 points in 2012 … 70 tackles, and six pass breakups as a junior … 76 tackles, three interceptions, eight TFL as a sophomore to go with 452 rushing yards and six touchdowns at Northwood High in Silver Spring, Md. … No. 74 safety by Scout … also offered by Arizona, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Miami, Nebraska, Tennessee and Wisconsin.

Yodny Cajuste, OL, 6-6, 270, Hollywood, Fla./Miramar
Played offensive and defensive line for coach Damon Cogdell at Miramar High … named All-Broward County Third Team … helped lead the Patriots to a 12-1 record, the district championship, the third round of the state 8A playoffs and a No. 13 ranking in the state … helped Miramar average 370 yards a game in total offense and score 48 touchdowns … also played basketball for Miramar … No. 42 on Miami Herald’s Top 100 rankings … No. 16 on the Miami-Herald’s Dade-Broward recruiting

Walter Rauterkus, OL, 6-6, 286, Avon, Ohio/Avon
Played offensive tackle and defensive line for coach Mike Elder at Avon High … helped lead Avon to a three-year record of 36-5 with one state championship appearance and two regional finals … 2013 Associated Press All-Ohio Division II Third Team offense … 2013 Ohio High School Football Coaches Association Academic All-Ohio … 2013 Northeast Lakes All-District First Team Offense … 2013 Lorain County co-Offensive Lineman of the Year … 2013 All-Lorain County Offensive Lineman … 2013 Morning Journal All-Star Honorable Mention … helped lead Avon to a 12-1 record, the West Shore Conference Championship and the regional semifinals … part of offensive line that paved the way for the offense to average 37.0 points per game, pass for more than 3,300 yards and run for more than 1,700 yards … had a running back rush for more than 1,100 yards and a 2,500-yard passer … selected to play in the Ohio North-South All-Star game … finished with 50 tackles, including six sacks and nine tackles for loss as a junior … helped lead Avon to an 11-2 record, the West Shore Conference Championship and advance to the third round of the state playoffs … No. 86 on Ohio’s Top 200 players by JJHuddle.com … three-star ranking by ESPN, 247Sports, Rivals and Scout … No. 70 player in Ohio by ESPN, No. 100 by 247Sports … No. 166 in Midwest Region by ESPN … No. 96 offensive tackle nationally by Scout, No. 104 by ESPN, No. 151 by 247Sports … National Honor Society … Carson Scholar … also offered by Ohio.

Rankings … No. 46 on Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel’s Top Broward County prospects … three-star ranking by ESPN, 247Sports and Scout … No. 62 ranking in Florida by 247Sports, No. 111 by Scout and No. 154 by ESPN … No. 40 offensive tackle nationally by 247Sports, No. 78 by ESPN … also offered by Florida, Oklahoma State, Syracuse, Temple and Western Kentucky.

Justin Scott, OL, 6-6, 290, Detroit, Mich./Los Angeles Pierce (Cailf.) College
Played for coach Elfrain Martinez at Los Angeles Pierce College … helped team to a 9-2 record in 2013 … team averaged 404.9 total yards with him as an offensive line starter, including 128.6 yards rushing, 276.3 yards passing and an average of 31.3 points per game … three-star ranking from 247Sports, Rivals, and Scout … No. 114 rated Top JC Prospect by 247Sports … ranked as the No. 16 best JC offensive lineman by 247Sports ... ranked by SB Nation as the No. 15 offensive tackle in junior college and the No. 18 junior college player in California .. played high school football at Southeastern High in Detroit for coach Tony Elliott … helped offense average more than 22 points per game and the team to a 5-4 record as a senior … also offered by Cincinnati, Kansas, Louisville and Washington State.


-Courtesy Mike Montoro, WVU Sports Communications


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