WVU expected to sign 24 recruits today

MORGANTOWN – The fax machine at the Puskar Center will be busy today as players from around the nation sign their letters-of-intent.

The Mountaineers and head coach Dana Holgorsen are expected to add 24 recruits, which includes at least five receivers and seven junior college players.

Eight commitments are already enrolled in classes at WVU. They include wide receiver Ronald Carswell, linebacker Hodari Christian, defensive back Malik Greaves, quarterback Chavas?Rawlins, wide receiver Daikiel Shorts Jr., running back Wendell Smallwood, running back Dreamius Smith and wide receiver Kevin White.

Others expected to sign today include wide receiver Shelton Gibson, linebacker Darrien Howard, linebacker Al-Rasheed Benton, lineman Marcell Lazard, defensive end Dontrill Hyman, linebacker Isaac McDonald, running back DeShawn Coleman, linebacker D’Vante Henry, athlete Daryl Worley, lineman Tyler Tezeno, defensive end Marvin Gross, running back Jacky Marcellus, lineman Grant Lingafelter, linebacker Elijah Wellman, lineman Stone Underwood and kicker Nick O’Toole.

A few additions or substractions also could occur today.

Wellman, a product of Spring Valley High School, is the lone in-state player expected to sign, but several others from around the Mountain State will be invited walk-ons.

Five recruits hail from Pennsylvania, while Florida, Maryland and Ohio each are represented by three players.

WVU, coming off a 7-6 season in its first year in the Big 12 Conference, must replace standout quarterback Geno Smith, along with receivers Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey.