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WVU, new head coach Neal Brown sign three on National Signing Day

After signing 18 recruits during the early signing period in December and adding a key transfer, head coach Neal Brown and the West Virginia Mountaineers added three signees on National Signing Day. (WCHS/WVAH)

After signing 18 recruits during the early signing period in December and adding a key transfer, head coach Neal Brown and the West Virginia Mountaineers added three signees on National Signing Day.

All three of Wednesday signings were defensive players.

The Mountaineer's signed 6 foot 4 inch, 300 pound defensive lineman Jordan Jefferson.

Jefferson is ranked a three-start lineman by Rivals.com. In his senior season at Navarre High School in Navarre, Fla., Jefferson recorded 60 tackles, five sacks and 22 tackles for loss.

He also received offers from Kansas State, Louisville, Buffalo, FAU and Alcorn State.

The Mountaineers also received a commitment from safety Rashean Lynn Jr.

Lynn is 6 foot 5 inches tall and 200 pounds. As a senior at Cocoa High School in Mims, Fla. he had caught 30 passes for 440 yards and four touchdowns.

The three-star prospect also received offers from Florida, Indiana, Louisville, Kentucky, Oregon, Purdue, Syracuse, Rutgers, Virginia and Wake Forest.

WVU's third signee of National Signing Day was three-star corner back Tavian Mayo.

Mayo is 5 feet 11 inches tall and 180 pounds.

As as senior at Lee County High School in Leesburg, Ga., Mayo recorded 31 tackles, nine pass breakups, and two interceptions as he helped lead his team to the Georgia 6A state championship.

Mayo also received offers from Nebraska, Duke, Georgia Tech, Iowa state, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina State, Pitt, and South Florida.

After signing 18 during December's early signing period, the Mountaineer's signed graduate transfer quarterback Austin Kendall in January.

The school announced on Jan. 18 that Kendall had officially transferred from the University of Oklahoma to WVU and had enrolled for the 2019 spring semester.

As a graduate transfer, Kendall is immediately eligible and will have two years of eligibility.

he Mountaineers will be looking to replace quarterback Grier, who was selected as the 2018 Senior CLASS Award winner for the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision.

Here is a complete list of West Virginia's 18 early signees:

Taijh Alston | Copiah-Lincoln Community College, Carthage, N.C. | three-star DL | 6-5 | 240 lbs

Jared Bartlett | Collins Hills High School, Suwanee, Ga. | three-star LB | 6-2 | 216 lbs

Donavan Beaver | Massaponax High School, Fredricksburg, Va. | three-star OL | 6-7 | 310 lbs

VanDarius Cowan | Alabama (transfer), Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. | four-star LB | 6-4 | 233 lbs

Terence Doston | Hillborough High School, Tampa, Fla. | three-star WR | 5-11 | 160 lbs

Isaiah Esdale | East Arizona Community College, Elkton, Md. | WR | 6-1 | 203 lbs

Nicktroy Fortune | Central Gwinnett High School, Roswell, Ga. | three-star CB | 5-11 | 182 lbs

Ronald "Ali" Jennings | Highland Springs High School, Richmond, Va. | three-star WR | 6-1 | 180 lbs

Kerry Martin Jr. | Capital High School, Charleston, W.Va. | three-star CB | 6-1 | 179 lbs

Tony Mathis | Cedartown High School, Orlando | three-star RB | 6-0 | 191 lbs

Kolton McGee | Bishop Guilfoyle High School, Altoona, Pa. | three-star K/P | 6-0 | 175 lbs

Dreshun Miller | Eastern Arizona College, Kennesaw, Ga. | four-star CB | 6-2 | 185 lbs

Parker Moorer | Mallard Creek High School, Charlotte | three-star OL | 6-4 | 283 lbs

Osita Smith | Wilde Lake High School, Bowie, Md. | three-star S | 6-2 | 198 lbs

Tykee Smith | Imhotep Charter Institute, Philadelphia | four-star S | 5-10 | 190 lbs

Jalen Thornton | Indian Hills High School, Cincinnati | three-star DL | 6-2 | 250 lbs

Winston Wright | Memorial Day School, Pooler, Ga. | three-star WR | 5-10 | 160 lbs

Brandon Yates | Liberty Baptist Academy, Middletown, Del. | three-star OL | 6-4 | 285 lbs








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