West Virginia football a Big 12 frontrunner in 2025 recruiting class

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According to two different prominent national recruiting ranking service, West Virginia football has currently assembled a 2025 recruiting class  which is amongst the top-three in the Big 12 Conference and is knocking on the door of the Top 20 classes nationally.

As of Monday, June 24th, both 247Sports and Rivals -- two of the most respected recruiting ranking services in college football -- have the Mountaineers ranked 21st overall amongst all FBS programs. In the Big 12, only TCU and Oklahoma State sit above WVU in both rankings, with no other current conference opponents ranked above WVU by either outlet.

The Mountaineers have 18 commits lined up in the class, with Rivals having two of those athletes ranked as four-star recruits, and 247Sports naming just one of the athletes a four-star. The rest of the potential Mountaineers in the class are three-star athletes in the eyes of most recruiting services.

While National Signing Day for the class is far away and the 2025 season even farther, it's important to remember that these rankings are fluid and ever-changing, and that the end result for the Mountaineers may not end up rated as highly as they are now. 

However, the results highlight that recruiting may be one of head coach Neal Brown’s strongest attributes, and that the team’s 2023 success and established culture presented to visiting recruits seems to be generating excitement amongst prospects. If the class holds together and continues to add the right pieces, it could be Brown’s best class yet.