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One Transfer and Two JUCO Recruits Expected in Morgantown

Former Florida quarterback Jacoby Brissett throws a pass against Auburn during the 2011 season. Former Florida quarterback Jacoby Brissett throws a pass against Auburn during the 2011 season.

As the coaching carousel continues to affect Morgantown with vacancies, the latest one being Jake Spavital's departure to Texas A&M, the current staff members continue to welcome recruits to town before National Signing Day on Wednesday, February 6th.

This weekend features a small list of visitors, including a former Florida quarterback who is looking to enroll at a new school for the spring semester.

Jacoby Brissett was a Rivals100 four-star QB prospect (No. 75 overall) in the 2011 recruiting class who turned down offers from Alabama, Florida State, LSU, Miami (Fla.), Notre Dame, South Carolina and Texas A&M, among others, before signing with Florida two years ago.

The 6'4" 229-pound athletic signal-caller has backed up Florida starter Jeff Driskel the past two years since arriving in Gainesville, but after Florida's loss to Louisville in the Sugar Bowl, the school announced he'd be transferring along with sophomore running back Chris Johnson.

Brissett has narrowed down his list of suitors to North Carolina State and WVU.  He was expected on the Raleigh, N.C. campus today before continuing his journey to Morgantown on Saturday afternoon to check out the WVU campus and sit down with head coach Dana Holgorsen.

The true sophomore competed in 13 games for the Gators over his two seasons while completing 41-of-74 passes for 455 yards, three touchdowns and four interceptions.  He is expected to announce his college destination shortly after his trips this weekend.


Also expected in town are junior college offensive lineman Stone Underwood (Wesson, Miss. / Copiah-Lincoln C.C.) and Cedric Brittnum (Brooklyn, N.Y. / ASA College).

Underwood is a 6'4" 285-pound center prospect who originally signed with Southeastern Louisiana in the 2011 recruiting class.  He has three years to play two seasons and has received offers on the FBS level from Massachusetts and Memphis.  Offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh is his lead recruiter.

Brittnum is a larger 6'5" 315-pound prospect who could enroll early if he received an offer from the Mountaineers.  He redshirted at Arizona Western C.C. after high school before ultimately transferring to ASA College and competing there for the previous two seasons, which leaves him with two years of eligibility at his next college destination.  He has the ability to play multiple positions on the offensive line.


The weekend of January 18th will be a huge recruiting weekend for the staff, as they are expecting a large group of official visitors from both committed and uncommitted prospects.

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