WVU Football: Two New Junior College Commits

BY Fansided and Phil Poling/FanSided via Hail WV • December 14, 2016

The WVU Football team has picked up recruits in the last couple days that can have an immediate impact on the 2017 season. Dana Holgorsen has hit on a number of junior college commits in the past, including both Bruce Irvin and Kevin White, but Justin Crawford more recently.

The Mountaineers have been cleaning up in the JuCo ranks as of late, with the signings of several players in the last few days, including Ezekiel Rose. Standout JuCo wide receiver Marquise Brown chose the Sooners over WVU, but we’ll get to see him down the road.

On Tuesday, a 3-star (247sports.com) offensive tackle decommitted from North Carolina to play for his father and the Mountaineers. Any idea who it could be? Kelby Wickline, son of WVU coach Joe Wickline, will be a great addition to an already overpowering offensive line. The 6’5″  Wickline was the 9th-best player offensive tackle in the country.

Wednesday is National Junior College Signing Day, and the ‘Eers picked up another commit early in the day. Hakeem Bailey, a former Marshall commit, signed on with the Mountaineers. Bailey generated interest from a number of schools, with scholarship offers from Cincinatti, Coastal Carolina, and UAB. The 6’0″, 180 lb. defensive back is a big-time playmaker in the defensive backfield. His highlight tape show his knack for reading his keys and finding the ball. Tony Gibson courted Bailey, and he’ll look to make an immediate impact for the ‘Eers.

This won’t be the last that you hear from WVU in the recruiting process, as they’ll continue adding talent for the future in Morgantown. They currently have 18 commits in the class of 2017.

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