The WVU football team may be able to land one of the most explosive wideouts in the south. Deshon Stoudemire from Georgia has his eyes on the Mountaineers.
On his Twitter page Wednesday evening, Stoudemire released his top 9 schools. The junior in the Class of 2019 has WVU listed along with Auburn, South Carolina, Michigan State, Iowa State, Tennessee, Ohio State, Iowa State, Nebraska and Louisville.
Auburn was the first team to extend a Division I offer, but the WVU football team has as good a chance as any program to land Stoudemire. West Virginia’s stable passing offense should be the key selling point in this recruiting case.
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Stoudemire won’t be playing with Will Grier at quarterback, but he will have the chance to watch him work this season. As Grier connects with current wide receivers like David Sills, Gary Jennings and Marcus Simms, Stoudemire can watch progress at work. As the Mountaineers keep going at it as one of the top passing teams in the country, Stoudemire will likely take notice and want to be a part of the next wave of talent coming through Morgantown.
Regarded as a three-star prospect by many of the top recruiting sites, Stoudemire can work his way up to a four star by the time summer practice rolls around in a few months. According to Hudl, Stoudemire is 6-foot-1 and weighs 175 pounds. His junior highlights reveal a speedy player who can fight for more yards after the catch.
it isn’t quite clear who the quarterback will be from 2019 and beyond, but Stoudemire might be linking up with Jack Allison or Trey Lowe, two of the underclassmen quarterbacks on the roster.
Even without Grier in the future, it is still an exciting time to be a part of the WVU football program. Stoudemire should see that right now and hopefully he learns even more over the next year as his recruiting profile heats up across the country.