Neal Brown Adapting To Strange Times Helps Recruiting

Neal Brown, like so many others, have had to get creative as the country is shut down. All recruiting activities have been shut down for the time being and the date it can start back up is May 31st. We have now entered what would have been the time for visits and offseason recruiting. Brown commented how he has had a different approach to recruiting with the outbreak.

“There are all these newfound techniques you’ve got to do as far as video, graphics and all that, but the most important thing you’ve got to do during this time is just connect and use communication tools, whether it’s DMs, whether it’s texts, whether it’s getting those guys to call you and getting on the phone not only with them but their families,” Brown said during a video conference with reporters. “I think that’s been the best thing we can do. As far as recruiting, that’s the most useful thing we can do right now.”


The new approach has clearly been paying off and it helps build on an already strong class. West Virginia currently has a top 20 class for 2021 according to 247 Sports.

The Mountaineers have landed commits from Will Crowder and Hammond Russell in the last week. Neal Brown has already been impressive on the recruiting trail and his ability to adapt is further proof of a solid coaching hire. West Virginia already has a disadvantage to the rest of the conference and their average in state high school talent. Getting creative and combing the JUCO ranks have already started to pay off for West Virginia. You need a coaching willing to put the work in and exhaust all avenues to win at a high level. Brown still has a way to go but he clearly has a bright future during his time in Morgantown.

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