While the Class of 2013 is less than a week away from being finalized (for the most part), West Virginia will be hosting their first Junior Day for members of the 2014 class this Saturday.
Rogers (right) dominated at WVU's prospect camp this summer and earned an offer immediately after.
Although it will not be the same spectacle as last year's event that drew in upwards of 75 participants, this weekend's group will include a couple dozen of the top juniors in the region. EerSports gives a brief preview of a few of the biggest stars.
Ricky Rogers, 3-Star, 86-rated WR, Gateway (PA)
Let's begin with the Mountaineers' first commitment of the 2014 class. The 6-foot-3, 192-pound receiver pledged to West Virginia back in December and has visited campus multiple times. Rogers - who received an early 86-rating - will be on campus to spend more time with the coaches and to help recruit other prospects to join him in what looks to be a very promising 2014 class for WVU.
William Crest, 4-Star, 92-rated QB, Dunbar (MD)
The nation's 7th ranked quarterback according to the 247Composite, Crest is teammates with 2013 commit Marvin Gross (who will accompany him on the trip) and both attend the same high school as All-American receiver Tavon Austin once did. It's long been believed that West Virginia, Ohio State and Maryland are the schools in the early lead for Crest, but the four-star prospect says he's open to everyone and doesn't have any plans for an early commitment. Making what is, at the very least, his fourth visit to Morgantown doesn't hurt the Mountaineers' chances, however.
Coleman Thomas, 3-Star, 85-rated OL, Fort Chiswell (VA)
Thomas is the 5th best center in the country according to 247Sports and has seen his stock soar of late, receiving offers from UVA, Virginia Tech, Pittsburgh and Maryland in recent weeks. The first school to notice his potential, however, was West Virginia, where he has strong ties - his parents are season ticket holders and his sister is a current student. The staff knows that won't be enough, though, and have reached out to him via both Bill Bedenbaugh and Lonnie Galloway, with Dana Holgorsen even swinging by to watch him play basketball earlier this month.
Justice Rawlins, 4-Star, 90-rated OLB, Monessen (PA)
Rawlins will be making at least his sixth visit to Morgantown this weekend.
The younger brother of 2013 early enrollee Chavas Rawlins, Justice has made a name for himself over the years, earning MaxPreps Freshman All-American honors two years ago and bouncing back to earn a four-star ranking this year after blowing out his knee his sophomore season. He's received offers from Akron, Pittsburgh and Rutgers, while one from the Mountaineers may not be far behind. This is, at the very least, his sixth visit to Morgantown since last summer.
Adonis Jennings, 4-Star, 92-rated WR, Timber Creek (NJ)
The nation's 20th ranked receiver according to 247Sports has been to Morgantown at least twice already and is planning to return again on Saturday. He recently told our Penn State affiliate, Lions247, that he feels West Virginia is one of the schools recruiting him the hardest and the Mountaineers could be close to offering. He already holds offers from Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Temple and more, with Penn State, UNC, South Carolina and others showing serious interest.
Those are far from the only BCS-caliber prospects that will be in town Saturday, though. For a more complete list of not only Junior Day attendees, but all visitors this weekend and every weekend before it, VIP members can click on the following link.
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