After years of lackluster recruiting from the previous coaching staff, West Virginia is hitting a new level. West Virginia currently has the 28th rated class for 2021 on 247 Sports.
While the class still has some time before signing day, they are bringing in higher level talent. The average rating of the players in 2021 is .880. Last year the talent rating average tied Dana Holgorsen’s high at West Virginia for a class at .864.
This number is important because it tells the real story of a class. The overall class rating is based on a points system. Signing more players may not be so great if they are all low two stars. However, a 27 man class of three stars could rank higher than a small, three and four star class. So West Virginia having the 28th rated class isn’t something mind blowing. But when you look at the talent rating of the player committing to West Virginia, their class lines up with Tennessee and Iowa, both have a top 10 class. They also sit behind only Texas and Oklahoma in the Big 12 based on talent rating.
The star of the class is top 100 overall player, Wyatt Milum. Neal Brown also landed a commitment from four star RB, Jaylen Anderson. The momentum has continued to grow for Neal Brown and West Virginia in his short time in Morgantown. He has also been generating a ton of buzz from recruits on the recruiting trail. This class is far from finished and looks like he could be on pace for a top 25 class.
It is a promising sign of real growth that is following his Troy days. If the trend continues over the next few years, he could look more like Rich Rod when comparing success over Dana Holgorsen.
Started Saturday Tailgate in 2018. I have covered college football since 2017, wrote for Saturday Tailgate and Fansided. Covering all things Big 12 from recruiting to opinions on the best conference in college football.