3. West Virginia Mountaineers
This is a bit of a theme across the board. Four of the five coaches on this list are in Year Two, and now that they’ve had a full recruiting cycle to work, they’re able to show what they can do.
The hope is that West Virginia head man Neal Brown is able to do what he did at Troy. The 39-year-old went from 4-8 in his first run to three straight double-digit win seasons, partly because his teams cranked up the D, but he’s known for being able to put together great offenses.
He’s not getting the high-rent district prospects that Oklahoma and Texas are landing, but he’s getting a whole bunch of rock-solid talents who should help the program rebound in a big hurry.
The Mountaineer staff is going for the offensive side with a few ready-made linemen with the body types to at least be considered on the depth chart over the next two years, and here come the big wideouts who are going to get physical.
It’s a solid national class with – arguably – the team’s top ten recruits coming from ten different states. This has been an excellent-targeted effort that should do wonders for the young coach and the reemerging program.
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