Analysis: Two New Big Additions to the 2025 West Virginia Football Class

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Over the past weekend, the Mountaineers secured two significant commitments, both in physical stature and importance to the team. This weekend marked a pivotal moment with a multitude of committed players and top prospects visiting West Virginia. Under Brown's leadership, the team's recruiting efforts remain scorching hot, propelling them to 34th place nationwide, with several more recruits poised to join the ranks.

On June 3rd, the first of these commitments materialized when Deandre Desinor, a highly sought-after prospect from Delray Beach, Florida, verbally committed to West Virginia's coaching staff. In a competitive recruiting landscape, the Mountaineers successfully outmaneuvered notable contenders for Desinor's talents. Ranked as the 17th running back and the 241st player in the nation, Desinor had received offers from prestigious programs such as Colorado, Florida, FSU, Miami, Louisville, Kentucky, Penn State, Texas, and Texas A&M.

Standing at 5'9" and weighing 175 pounds, Desinor brings lightning-fast speed to the field. His track record speaks volumes: as a sophomore, he was a pivotal member of the American Heritage 4x100 squad that clinched an FHSAA 3A title and Pepsi Florida Relays. Notably, he also qualified for the Adidas Outdoor Nationals during his freshman year. Upon reviewing his tape, Desinor's speed and versatility shine brightly. In his recent performances, he showcased his prowess by tallying 67 carries for 674 yards, including 10 touchdowns and two games with over 100 rushing yards each. Additionally, his contributions as a kick returner are remarkable, amassing 245 yards and scoring touchdowns. Desinor's multifaceted skill set promises to be a game-changer for the Mountaineers.

The West Virginia Mountaineers have secured a game-changing commitment from Teriq Mallory, a standout talent who has recently flipped his commitment from Wake Forest to don the blue and gold. Standing tall at an impressive 6'5" and weighing in at 190 pounds, Mallory brings a commanding presence to the Mountaineers' receiving corps, particularly in the red zone. While his national rankings may not fully capture his potential, Mallory's ascent in the recruiting scene is undeniable, with his stock skyrocketing by the day.

Despite his current rankings as the 147th wide receiver and 906th overall player in the nation, Mallory's impact transcends mere numbers, and his trajectory is on an upward trajectory. Mallory's offers have all come from this year alone from programs such as Wake Forest, UConn, Duke, and Maryland, all of which have recognized his immense talent and potential contribution to their teams. Mallory's decision to join the Mountaineers underscores West Virginia's growing reputation as a destination for hidden gems and highlights their relentless pursuit of excellence on the recruiting trail.

During his junior season, Mallory showcased his skills on the field, tallying an impressive 30 catches for 423 yards and finding the end zone four times. With each reception, he demonstrated his ability to make big plays and contribute to his team's success. Mallory's stats from last season only hint at the impact he's poised to make as a Mountaineer as a long ball threat as well as a redzone threat. With his 4.58 40 but long strides and how fluidly he moves for his size, Mallory will create mismatches anytime he's on the field.

Coming off a stellar weekend for Neal Brown and the Mountaineers, insiders suggest we're on the brink of securing commitments from 2-3 additional players. While we eagerly await their decisions, it's hard not to applaud the remarkable work of our coaching staff as they steer the football program towards yet another promising season.

This recruiting class is shaping up to be one of Neal Brown's finest during his tenure at WVU, a testament to the program's growing reputation and allure under his guidance. With May having drawn to a close and football season inching closer by the day, anticipate more exciting developments from the Mountaineers as they gear up to make some serious noise on the gridiron. Get ready, because something special is brewing in Morgantown!