Exree Loe officially became a member of the WVU Football family today. He adds to an already impressive class, with 10 early-enrollees.
In the middle of July, WVU Football got a big boost when 3-star (247sports) cornerback Exree Loe de-committed from rival Pitt and re-opened his recruitment. A month later, the kid from Johnstown, Pa. chose to continue his academic and athletic careers at West Virginia University.
Loe had a number of offers besides WVU and Pitt, including Louisville, Maryland, Iowa State and Rutgers, among others. He’s ranked as the 17th-best prospect from Pennsylvania and is a top-100 corner prospect in the country.
During his senior season, Loe played both offense and defense. He was primarily a wide receiver on offense, catching 43 passes for 1,032 yards and eight touchdowns. He also ran the ball 22 times for just over 100 yards, but scored four times on the ground. Defense is where he’ll find a home in Morgantown, though. He recorded 39 solo tackles and assisted on another 39, while defending four passes and recovering a fumble; he even blocked a field goal. The slender 6’0, 180 lbs. defensive back is a big-time playmaker, though. When the ball’s in the air, Loe will pull it down. He’ll be no stranger running with it once hauling it in either, recalling his recent wide receiver days.
Loe is an excellent special teams prospect for the Mountaineers in 2017 as well. He returned both kicks and punts in high school, totaling just under 500 yards as a senior. Losing contributors like Maurice Fleming, Jarrod Harper and Jeremy Tyler will be difficult, but Dana Holgorsen and the Mountaineers seem to understand the importance of recruiting and grooming talent. .