"Kids get mad if you don't contact them early," he said. "But many of them have played just two years of ball and we haven't made a decision. It's kind of absurd. We've offered a few juniors, but we're not going to go out there and fling offers around, like schools in other conferences. We want substance to our offers."
WVU did, though, jump on one Mountain State junior in Stone Wolfley, a 6-4, 240-pound tight end/defensive end from Morgantown High, who has accepted an offer. He's the son of former West Virginia offensive line standout Dale Wolfley, now director of WVU's Varsity Club.
"Most of the juniors we've offered we either saw in our camp or one of the coaches saw them in the spring," Dorchester said.
As the 2014 class stands, the Mountaineers have 13 commitments - the overwhelming majority of which are offensive linemen. WVU has the word of five O-linemen, three wide receivers (that's no surprise, is it?), two linebackers, a defensive end, a defensive back and a quarterback.
"Every year we need some [players] at every position, outside of specialists [punters and kickers]," Dorchester said. "We knew we needed to bring in some offensive linemen. You can never have too many big guys. They are so valuable to the team and so hard to project. You need a constant flow of them.
"Look at what we have. [Guards] Marquis [Lucas] and Russell [Haughton-James] didn't do anything in the first two years. It took two-and-a-half years in the program before they made the two-deep [depth chart].
"If you're talking about junior college [linemen], you need guys who can be in the two-deep right away. [Mark] Glowinski did redshirt, but now he's a starter. We're OK with that."
Dorchester said other than offensive linemen, you'll see "no other spot where we'll take a ton of kids."
The defensive backfield will probably grow by one shortly. Although Dorchester can't comment on specific athletes, it's known cornerback Jaquan Davidson of Elizabeth [Pa.] Forward High is close to committing over schools like Connecticut and Illinois.
Don't expect commitments from more quarterbacks though. The Mountaineers' highest-rated commitment so far is from Dunbar High's William Crest, a 6-2, 195-pound four-star player.
"I'd love to see a time when taking two [quarterbacks] worked out for both," Dorchester said. "It's almost like wasting a scholarship."
Indeed, you haven't heard of WVU recruiting another this year.
Then again, it's a very, very crazy business.
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