WVU football: Slow signing day for Holgorsen, Mountaineers


The WVU football team received two letters of intent on Wednesday, although the 2018 signing class is much larger.

Most of the class sent in their letters of intent back in December as part of the new, earlier signing day. The traditional National Signing Day, always held in early February, was on Wednesday.

The WVU football team still picked up two big-time recruits. The signees, a pair of brothers from Arizona, recently offered their verbal commitments to head coach Dana Holgorsen on a January visit to Morgantown.

The two newest Mountaineers are Michael Brown and Joe Brown. After a stint at Eastern Arizona Junior College, the brothers are making the jump to the Division I level. They both have had some experience at the highest level as Joe, who is one year older than Michael, started out at Miami. Michael originally offered a commitment to Kansas before flipping to the Mountaineers. They both certainly look the part and will be growing even more as the years come and go. The Brown brothers have the ability to make an impact right away on the offensive line.

This is definitely a good time to be a Mountaineer with expectations going through the roof for the 2018 season. The Brown brothers will be blocking for quarterback Will Grier and wide receiver David Sills, two of the most exciting players in college football.

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According to the Wheeling Intelligencer, the Brown brothers stand above 6-foot-3 and weigh 340 pounds and are the two biggest in the class, bigger than any player signed back in December. They each earned individual accolades while in junior college and will look to provide that same kind of achievement at West Virginia.

The other members of the 2018 signing class are Joshua Norwood, Blaine Scott, Woodrow Lowe, Keith Washington, Briason Mays, Charlie Benton, Josh Chandler, Dante Stills, Kwantel Raines, TJ Banks, Leddie Brown, Oyenmwen Uzebu, Mike O’Laughlin, Dillon Spalding, Bryce Wheaton, Sam Jones, Randy Fields, James Gmiter and Tyrese Allen.

This National Signing Day was not as typical as others with drama and other switching going on. The Mountaineers are also expected letters of intent from two other players. According to 247sports, Jayce Rogers and Tavis Lee have committed to the WVU football team in this class.

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Rogers and Lee both held signing ceremonies at their respective high schools, also. But West Virginia has not officially declared that it has received their letters of intent. The WVU football team may also look to add a few more junior college transfers to this class in the coming weeks and months.