The WVU football team is becoming a haven for junior college players, especially JUCO transfers from Lackawanna Community College.
This week, cornerback Alex Woods announced his intentions to join the Mountaineers and seems to be excited about his commitment.
It’s hard to say if Woods is a Golden State Warriors fan, but “DubNation” is a suitable nickname for the WVU football program.
Recruits these days look for any way to promote their school. West Virginia certainly has a number of cool facets which can be promoted by teenagers across the country.
DubNation is certainly something that can stick.
So is the Lackawanna connection that is developing from Eastern Pennsylvania to North Central West Virginia.
According to WVMetroNews, the WVU football team has signed seven players from Lackawanna since 2011. These players are Mark Glowinski, Josh Francis, Dayron Wilson, Trevon Wesco, Kevin White and Ka’Raun White.
Obviously, Kevin White has seen the most success as he is now a member of the Chicago Bears. Woods does join a list of Mountaineers who have helped make an impact since coming over after two or so years at Lackawanna.
Woods originally intended to play college football at Old Dominion last year, but failed to qualify academically. He has shown that he has a good head on his shoulders and instead of throwing in the towel on his academic and athletic careers, he got down to business and focused on becoming a better all-around person.
By showing his commitment to Lackawanna, Woods improved his ability and earned a Division I scholarship. He plans to enroll in December, according to Keenan Cummmings of Rivals.com.
The WVU secondary was one of the best units for the Mountaineers throughout the 2016 season. But for the 2017 season, it has taken a hit losing great players to the draft and graduation.
Though Woods will not be on campus this fall, he has a chance to make an impact right away the following year.
This past season, the Lackawanna football team went 8-2 as Woods tallied nine total tackles in seven games.