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Victory Over Kansas Leads to Successful Recruiting Weekend


The WVU football staff capped off a successful victory over Kansas by also scoring big on the recruiting trail this weekend.

Three 2013 prospects, all of whom are early enrollees in January, were on campus and pledged their commitment to the coaching staff, as did one 2014 prospect who took an unofficial visit and witnessed the Mountaineers take down the Jayhawks 59-10.

Terrell Pinson (Fulton, Miss. / Itawamba C.C.) was the first recruit to commit over the weekend, and that actually occurred before the Kansas game on Saturday morning when he met with Head Coach Dana Holgorsen and lead recruiter Shannon Dawson.

Pinson is a 6'3" 205-pound safety who was previously committed to South Alabama before switching to WVU.  He collected additional offers from Florida International, Memphis, Middle Tennessee State, Mississippi State, Southern Miss and Western Kentucky according to  Pinson will have three years to play two seasons at WVU.

He was joined on the commitment list by his teammate, Ronald Carswell (Fulton, Miss. / Itawamba C.C.), on Sunday evening.  A 6'1" wide receiver, Carswell signed with Alabama in the 2010 class but never played a snap before ultimately deciding to leave school and enroll at Itawamba.  He was also recruited by Dawson and will be on the Morgantown campus for the spring semester.  Carswell has three years to play three seasons at WVU and is rated as a three-star prospect.

The final 2013 commitment of the weekend came from the high school ranks when Malik Greaves (Jacksonville, Fla. / Sandalwood) gave his word to the WVU coaches before leaving town.  Greaves is a 6'2" 200-pound athletic safety prospect who previously committed to Vanderbilt in October before opening his recruitment back up.

The three-star recruit turned down offers from Auburn, Duke, North Carolina, South Florida, Virginia and Wisconsin to commit to the Mountaineers.  He will also be at WVU for the spring semester and was recruited by defensive coordinator Joe DeForest.


The coaching staff also got an early start on the 2014 class when wide receiver Ricky Rogers (Monroeville, Pa. / Gateway) committed to the WVU program after the game on Saturday evening.  Assistant Head Coach Steve Dunlap handled his recruitment.

Rogers is an athletic 6'2" 195-pound wide receiver who turned down offers from Rutgers and Pittsburgh.  He is a playmaker on the outside that can catch the ball in traffic and make people miss after the catch.  This commitment also helps the Mountaineers get back into storied Gateway High, a program which has produced tons of FBS talent over the years.  The Gators also boast athlete Montae Nicholson in the 2014 class, a blue-chip prospect who already claims offers from Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State, Pittsburgh and WVU.

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