WATCH: WVU Coach Dana Holgorsen Gives Overview of National Signing Day

West Virginia University head football coach Dana Holgorsen addressed the media on Wednesday afternoon, discussing all 23 commitments to the 2015 Mountaineer Football recruiting class.

Among other things, Holgorsen pointed out the amount of time and energy expended by the entire coaching staff in order to make it a successful National Signing Day, thanking each and every person that put the time in on the staff.

The Mountaineers feature a solid 2015 class, ranking 33rd in the nation according to Rivals. Meanwhile, WVU's 2015 class is rated as 36th according to ESPN.

WVU secured commitments from four four-star prospects, including the Miramar (Fla.) High School duo of wide receiver Jovon Durante and cornerback Tyrek Cole. Also, the Mountaineers wrapped up a pair of mid-year enrollees in four-star quarterback prospect David Sills (Elkton, Md.) and four-star cornerback Rasul Douglas (East Orange, NJ/Nassau C.C.).

Holgorsen explained the need for offensive linemen, which stole the headlines with the most recruits signed with five. He also expressed cornerbacks coach Brian Mitchell's satisfaction with the incoming group of defensive backs, saying it's as talented of a group he's recruited in his 20-plus years of coaching Division-I college football.

The 2015 class features four junior college prospects, two of which are already on campus and enrolled in school. Alongside Douglas is Fulton, Miss./Itawamba C.C. defensive end Larry Jefferson. WVU also secured the signature of Jefferson's teammate at Itawamba C.C. in defensive end Xavier Pegues. Additionally, former WVU All-American wide receiver Kevin White's younger brother signed with the Mountaineers. Lackawanna C.C. wide receiver Ka'Raun White solidified his commitment to WVU on Wednesday as well.

Besides the addition of Durante to the receiver corps, Holgorsen was especially excited about the signing of Stafford, Va./Colonial Forge wide receiver Gary Jennings. The three-star prospect turned down offers from Notre Dame, North Carolina, Virginia and Wisconsin in favor of the Mountaineers. Holgorsen expressed his adamant interest in Jennings and how important he was to cap off the recruiting class.

The in-state signees include Morgantown High School defensive end Stone Wolfley, son of former Mountaineer Dale Wolfley. On top of that, Martinsburg High School safety Deamonte Lindsay made his commitment official on Wednesday as well.

Scroll back to the top of the page to watch Coach Holgorsen's entire 33 minute press conference from National Signing Day.


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