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Neal Brown was on track to bring in the highest-rated recruiting class in West Virginia football history just a few weeks ago. Since then, the class has taken a bit of a hit losing RB commit Justin Williams, WR commit Kevin Thomas, and DE commit Zion Young.
Williams recently took a visit to Tennessee and is leaning in the Vols' direction. Thomas didn't produce this season as much as he has in years past which is believed to be the reason he is no longer committed to West Virginia. As for Zion Young, he is receiving heavy interest from Michigan State and with the season they are having, it's hard to beat out Mel Tucker and his staff.
With those losses, the Mountaineers have dropped out of the SI All-American Top 25 recruiting rankings.
Despite losing three commits in the month of November, West Virginia still has some nice pieces to build around including QB Nicco Marchiol, S Jacolby Spells, and LB Travious Lathan. If the Mountaineers can somehow reel in LB Wesley Bissainthe and pick up a couple more commits, we could see West Virginia reappear in the top 25 rankings.
Below is a current look at the 2022 recruiting rankings:
3. Texas A&M
4. Penn State
5. Ohio State
6. Notre Dame
10. North Carolina
11. Florida State
13. Boston College
20. Michigan State
21. South Carolina
22. Virginia Tech
23. Georgia Tech
Dropped Out: Florida (22), West Virginia (23)
Under Consideration: Texas Tech, Mississippi State, Rutgers, Iowa State
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