Sylvester Townes OL 6-6 285 Memphis, Tenn./Coahoma (Miss.) CC
Dontae Angus, OL, 6-6, 330, Martin Luther King High School, Philadelphia: Starter on offensive and defensive lines, helped lead the Cougars to a 12-2 record and Philadelphia Public School 3A championship and made an appearance in the state playoffs; Class 3A all-state second team; team averaged 39.0 points and rushed for more than 2,000 yards; played for the North team in the 2013 Chesapeake Bowl; No. 8 on Pennsylvania's Top 45 by National Underclassman Football Combine; No. 8 on Pennsylvania's Top 50 by College Football Blog; three-star ranking by ESPN, 247Sports, Rivals and Scout; No. 10 in Pennsylvania by ESPN, No. 11 by 247Sports; No. 25 on Pennsylvania's Top 40 by Rivals; No. 29 top offensive tackle by ESPN, No. 34 by 247Sports and No. 36 by Scout; also offered by Florida, Purdue, Rutgers and Temple.
Amanii Brown, OL, 6-5, 285, Morgantown High: Three-year letter winner as an offensive and defensive lineman; played center, tackle and guard, helping lead the Mohigans to an 8-3 record as a senior; Class AAA all-state second team offense; Dominion Post All-Area team; All-Ohio Valley Athletic Conference honorable mention; Mohigans averaged 37.2 points and had 3,643 rushing yards and 43 touchdowns; finished with 24 tackles, one sack, 14 tackles for loss and a pass breakup; amed the state's No. 1 player on National Underclassmen Football Combine 2013 rankings; helped lead Morgantown to a 10-3 record as a junior, advancing to the third round of the state playoffs; three-star ranking by ESPN, 247Sports and Scout and two-star ranking by Rivals; No. 1 ranked player in West Virginia by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals; No. 23 center nationally by Scoutl; No. 37 offensive guard in the nation by 247Sports; No. 78 offensive tackle nationally by ESPN.
Yodny Cajuste, DL, 6-6, 270, Mirimar High School, Hollywood, Fla.: Played offensive and defensive line for ex-Mountaineer Damon Cogdell at Miramar; All-Broward County third team; helped lead the Patriots to a 12-1 record, district championship, third round of the 8A playoffs and a No. 13 ranking; helped Miramar average 370 yards in total offense and score 48 touchdowns; also played basketball; No. 42 on Miami Herald's Top 100 rankings; No. 16 on the Miami-Herald's Dade-Broward recruiting rankings; No. 46 on Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel's Top Broward County prospects; three-star ranking by ESPN, 247Sports and Scout; also offered by Florida, Oklahoma State, Syracuse, Temple and Western Kentucky.
William Crest, QB, 6-2, 210, Dunbar High School, Baltimore: Three-year starter, 2013 all-state first team quarterback; completed 122 of 216 passes for 2,232 yards and 17 touchdowns; ran for 672 yards and eight touchdowns; led the Poets to two state championships (2012, 2011) and three state playoff appearances; as a senior, he led Dunbar to a 9-4 record and a second-round appearance in the state playoffs; selected to play in the All-American Bowl; Elite 11 regional quarterback; 2012 Maryland all-state third team quarterback as a junior, when he helped lead the Poets to a 13-1 record and state championship; four-star rating by ESPN, 247Sports, Rivals and three-star by Scout; No. 40 rated prospect in the East Region by ESPN; No. 7-rated dual-threat quarterback by Rivals, No. 11 by ESPN; No. 15 rated pro-style quarterback by 247Sports; No. 32 rated quarterback nationally by Scout; also offered by Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio State, Rutgers, Vanderbilt, Virginia and Virginia Tech.
Jaleel Fields, DE, 6-3, 286, Aliquippa (Pa.) High School: Four-year starter on the offensive and defensive lines at Aliquippa; two-time Class 2A all-state first-team offense; helped lead the Quips to four straight WPIAL championship games; as a senior, helped lead Aliquippa to a 12-1 record and the Class 2A WPIAL championship game; offense rushed for 4,167 yards and averaged 45.8 points; defense surrendered only 12.1 points per game and recorded four shutouts; helped lead Aliquippa to a 15-1 record, the WPIAL and PIAA Class 2A title games as a junior; three-time WPIAL Class 2A All-Midwestern Conference; two-time Pittsburgh Post-Gazette West "Fabulous 22" selection; two-time Pittsburgh Tribune Review's "Terrific 25;" named to Pennsylvania's Top 45 by National Underclassman Football Combine; WesternPAFootball.net Top Defensive Lineman; helped lead Aliquippa to a 14-1 record, WPIAL championship and advanced to the state semifinals in 2011; three-star ranking by ESPN, 247Sports and Scout and two-star ranking by Rivals; No. 25 ranking in Pennsylvania by ESPN, No. 35 by 247Sports; No. 81 nationally among defensive tackles by ESPN and No. 84 by Scout; lettered in basketball; offered by Cincinnati, Connecticut, Pitt, Purdue, Temple and Toledo.
Daejuan Funderburk, S, 6-1, 180, Friendship Collegiate Academy, Washington: Team finished with a 6-5 record in 2013 and 8-3 in 2012; 80 tackles, two sacks and an interception; Rivals ranks him as the No. 38 best safety in the country and No. 4 in D.C.; three-star rating from ESPN, Rivals and Scout; led Friendship Academy to two straight DCSAA title games; played in the Chesapeake Bowl; also played running back and wide receiver; 70 tackles, and six pass breakups as a junior; 76 tackles, three interceptions as a sophomore to go with 452 rushing yards and six touchdowns at Northwood High in Silver Spring, Md.; No. 74 safety by Scout; offered by Arizona, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Miami, Nebraska, Tennessee and Wisconsin.
Dravon Henry, CB, 5-11, 185, Aliquippa (Pa.) High School: Four-year defensive back at Aliquippa; two-time Class 2A all-state first team, 2013 as athlete and 2012 at defensive back; 2013 All-USA Today all-state first team running back; 2014 Pittsburgh Athletic Association Mercury Award recipient, honoring the top high school football player in Western Pennsylvania; helped lead the Quips to four straight WPIAL championship games; as a senior, helped lead Aliquippa to a 12-1 record and advance to the Class 2A WPIAL championship game; finished his career with 5,454 rushing yards on 588 carries, 9.3 yards per carry; two-time Pittsburgh Post- Gazette Fabulous 22 selection; three-time Pittsburgh Tribune Review's Terrific 25; three-time WPIAL Class 2A All-Midwestern Conference; as a senior, he had 1,242 yards on 99 carries, 12.5 yards per carry; helped lead Aliquippa to a 15-1 record, the WPIAL and PIAA Class 2A title games as a junior, when he rushed for 1,857 yards and 29 touchdowns; finished with nine interceptions; National Underclassman Football Combine Top 30 East and No. 2 on Pennsylvania's Top 45; four-star ranking by ESPN, 247Sports, Rivals and Scout; No. 140 nationally on ESPN Top 300, No. 142 by 247Sports; No. 167 in Rivals Top 250 and No. 177 on Scout's Top 300; No. 11-ranked athlete nationally by 247Sports and No. 17 by ESPN; also offered by Alabama, Arkansas, Baylor, Connecticut, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Indiana, Louisville, Maryland, Miami, Fla., Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, NC State, Ohio State, Penn State, Pitt, Rutgers, South Carolina, Tennessee, UCLA, Virginia and Virginia Tech.
Skyler Howard, QB, 5-11, 200, Fort Worth, Texas/Riverside City (Calif.) College: Enrolled at WVU in January 2014; earned starting quarterback job as a freshman at Riverside City College, leading team to a 10-2 record, the National Division Central Conference Championship and an appearance in the California state championship game; completed 219 of 325 passes (67.4 percent) for 3,151 yards and 33 touchdowns; rushed for 343 yards on 108 carries with five touchdowns; averaged 262.6 yards per game, 9.7 per attempt and only threw six interceptions; completed 27 of 35 passes for 448 yards and seven touchdowns against Los Angeles Harbor; in high school at Brewer High, threw for 4,171 yards and 32 touchdowns and ran for 1,268 yards and 13 touchdowns in three years; three-star dual-threat quarterback prospect according to rivals, 247Sports, Scout and ESPN; offered by New Mexico State and San Diego State.
Davonte James, LB, 6-1, 233, Springfield (Ohio) High School: Enrolled at WVU in January; played quarterback and linebacker; finished with 32 tackles, including 19 solo, two forced fumbles and had one recovery; returned an interception 54 yards for a touchdown; 2013 All-Greater Western Ohio Conference second team; as a junior, registered 60 tackles, recovered two fumbles and returned an interception 34 yards for a touchdown; four-star ranking by ESPN and 247Sports, three-star ranking by Scout and Rivals; No. 72 on Rivals Top 80 Ohio prospects; No. 20 outside linebacker in nation by ESPN; No. 17 in state and No. 18 inside linebacker nationally by 247Sports; offered by Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Indiana, Purdue and Washington State.
Jacob McCrary, WR, 6-0, 182, Coral Reef High School, Miami: Helped lead the Barracudas to a 6-4 record in 2013; finished with 28 catches for 505 yards, 18.0 per catch and four touchdowns; 2013 Miami Herald All-Dade County third team and honorable mention in 2012; earned a spot in the Miami-Dade vs. Team Florida All-Star Game; as a sophomore, had 19 catches for 445 yards and four touchdowns to help lead Coral Reef to a 9-3 record and second round of the state playoffs; four-star rating by ESPN, 247Sports and three-star by Rivals and Scout; No. 19 on Miami Herald's Miami-Dade Top 25 prospects; No. 66 on Miami Herald's Top 100 Florida prospects; rated No. 276 on ESPN 300; No. 39 rated wide receiver nationally by ESPN, No. 52 by 247Sports, No. 79 by Rivals and No. 133 by Scout; also competed in track; offered by Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas State, Kentucky, Louisville, LSU, Mississippi State, Missouri, NC State, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Ole Miss, Purdue, Tennessee, Texas Tech, UCF, UCLA and Washington.
Edward Muldrow, LB, 6-3, 215, Snellville, Ga., Copiah-Lincoln (Miss.) CC: Enrolled at WVU in January; originally signed with South Carolina and redshirted as a true freshman; At Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Wesson, Miss., registered 56 tackles as a sophomore, including 38 unassisted, 4.5 sacks, 7.5 tackles for loss, five pass breakups, an interception and a forced fumble; as a freshman, compiled 19 tackles, including 14 unassisted tackles, four sacks, six tackles for loss and a pass breakup; three-star linebacker prospect by ESPN, 247Sports, Rivals and Scout; No. 81 on 247Sports JC Postseason Top 100 and No. 86 on Rivals JC Postseason Top 100; played linebacker for coach John Small at South Gwinnett High School in Snellville, Ga., rated a three-star prospect out of high school and the 49th best outside linebacker in the country by Rivals; offered by Arkansas, Arizona State, Kansas and Oregon.
Jaylon Myers, CB, 6-2, 195, North Augusta, S.C./ Hutchinson (Kan.) CC: First-team NJCAA All-American at Hutchinson Community College; recorded 16 tackles (10 solo), two TFL, six pass breakups, eight interceptions totaling 182 return yards with one touchdown and one forced fumble; his eight interceptions were the most in NJCAA; helped Hutchinson to an 8-4 record in 2013; had two kick returns for 54 yards (27.0 avg.) and nine punt returns for 115 yards and one touchdown; four-star prospect by 247Sports and three-star by ESPN and Rivals; No. 33 rated prospect on 247Sports Top 100 junior college players; ranked as the No. 2 JC cornerback nationally by 247Sports and No. 5 by Rivals; spent the 2012 season at Georgia Military Academy; played in high school at North Augusta in South Carolina, where he helped lead team to the Class AAAA Division II state semifinals and finished with seven interceptions as a senior; also played basketball at North Augusta; offered by Arizona, Cincinnati, Florida, Georgia, LSU, NC State and Oklahoma State.
Tyree Owens, DL, 6-3, 260, Oviedo (Fla.) High School: Helped lead the Lions to a 6-4 record in 2013; finished with 68 tackles, including three sacks and 10 tackles for loss as a senior; also had a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and blocked a kick; two-time Orlando Sentinel All-Area second team defensive line; selected to play in the Central Florida All-Star Game; second-leading tackler for Oviedo as a junior, collecting 78 tackles, including six sacks; helped lead Oviedo to an 11-2 record and advance to the third round of the state playoffs; No. 13 prospect by Orlando Sentinel on its Central Florida Super60; three-star rating by ESPN, 247Sports, Rivals and Scout; No. 148 rated prospect in Florida by 247Sports, No. 200 by ESPN; offered by Boston College, Cincinnati, Duke, Georgia Tech, Iowa State, Minnesota, NC State, Virginia, Wake Forest and Wisconsin.
Lamar Parker, WR, 5-9, 170, Booker T. Washington High School, Miami: Helped lead the Tornadoes to a 14-0 record in 2013, the Florida 4A state championship and the national championship; finished his career with 2,198 receiving yards on 132 catches and 23 touchdowns; registered 2,789 all-purpose yards; had 43 receptions for 761 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior, as well as two kick returns for touchdowns; 2013 Florida Class 4A all-state honorable mention; two-time Miami Herald All-Dade 5A first team offense; played in the 2013 Nike South Florida All-Star game; No. 17 on Miami Herald's Top 25 football prospects in Miami-Dade area; No. 85 on Florida's Top 100 players by Miami Herald; had 41 catches for 618 yards and five touchdowns as a junior; four-star ranking by ESPN and three-star by Rivals, 247Sports and Scout; No. 222 on ESPN's Top 300 national player rankings; named No. 30 on ESPN's top wide receivers nationally, No. 77 by Rivals; offered by Boston College, Cincinnati, Florida State, Ole Miss, Texas A&M, Utah and Western Kentucky.
Xavier Preston, LB, 6-3, 220, Jensen Beach (Fla.) High School: Accounted for 55 tackles, three sacks and three forced fumbles as a senior; recorded six catches for 122 yards and two touchdowns; three-star rating by 247Sports and two-star by Scout; No. 69 player at his position and the No. 133 Florida prospect by 247Sports; also played defensive end, receiver and running back during high school career; played in the Miami-Dade vs. Team Florida all-star game; 129 rushing yards and three touchdowns as a junior; participated in basketball while in high school; offered by Louisville, Rutgers, UCF, Cincinnati, Georgia Tech and Wake Forest.
Walter Rauterkus, OL, 6-6, 286, Avon (Ohio) High School: Offensive tackle and defensive line at Avon High, which he helped lead to a three-year record of 36-5 with one state championship appearance and two regional finals; 2013 Associated Press All-Ohio Division II third team offense; 2013 Ohio High School Football Coaches Association Academic All-Ohio; 2013 Northeast Lakes All-District first-team offense; 2013 Lorain County co-offensive lineman of the year; helped lead Avon to a 12-1 record, the West Shore Conference Championship and the regional semifinals; selected to play in the Ohio North-South All-Star game; finished with 50 tackles, including six sacks and nine tackles for loss as a junior, when Avon finished 11-2 with the West Shore Conference Championship and advanced to the third round of the state playoffs; No. 86 on Ohio's Top 200 players by JJHuddle.com; three-star ranking by ESPN, 247Sports, Rivals and Scout; No. 70 player in Ohio by ESPN, No. 100 by 247Sports; No. 96 offensive tackle nationally by Scout, No. 104 by ESPN, No. 151 by 247Sports; National Honor Society and Carson Scholar; offered by Ohio.
Keishawn Richardson, CB, 5-10, 170, Putnam City, Okla./Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College: Enrolled at WVU in January; played two seasons at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M; made 39 tackles with nine pass breakups and two interceptions in 2013; averaged 23.2 yards per kick return; named All-Southwest Junior Football Conference honorable mention as a defensive back and specialist in 2013; ranked second on the team with 85 tackles in 2012, also had three fumble recoveries, two interceptions and six pass breakups; previously a quarterback and safety at Putnam City High; three-star prospect according to Scout and ESPN; No. 97 rated JC prospect on 247Sports Top 100 JC players; 247sports No. 1 Oklahoma junior college recruit; offered by Arizona State, Indiana, Iowa State, Nebraska, TCU, Texas Tech and Wisconsin.
Ricky Rogers, WR, 6-1, 200, Monroeville, Pa./Gateway High: Enrolled at WVU in January; helped lead Gateway to an 8-3 record as a senior, tie for second in the WPIAL 4A standings and the second round of the state playoffs; finished with 32 catches for 449 yards, an average of 14.0 yards per catch and four touchdowns; PennLive.com Pennsylvania 2014 Fab 25' named to Pennsylvania's Top 45 by National Underclassman Football Combine; as a junior, finished with nine catches for 193 yards, 21.4 yards per catch average and three touchdowns; played at Keystone Oaks as a sophomore and finished with 30 catches for 504 yards and four touchdowns; three-star ranking by ESPN, 247Sports Rivals and Scout; No. 7 in state by ESPN.com, No. 10 in state by 247Sports and No. 20 on state's top 35 by Rivals; No. 54 ranked in the East Region by ESPN; No. 68 wide receiver nationally by ESPN, No. 77 wide receiver by Scout and No. 94 wide receiver by Rivals; offered by Pitt, Rutgers and Toledo.
Justin Scott, OL, 6-6, 290, Detroit, Mich./Los Angeles Pierce (Calif.) College: Helped Los Angeles Pierce to a 9-2 record in 2013; team averaged 404.9 total yards offense, including 128.6 yards rushing, 276.3 yards passing and 31.3 points per game; three-star ranking from 247Sports, Rivals and Scout; No. 114 rated Top JC Prospect by 247Sports; ranked as the No. 16 best JC offensive lineman by 247Sports; ranked by SB Nation as the No. 15 offensive tackle in junior college and the No. 18 junior college player in California; played high school football at Southeastern High in Detroit; offered by Cincinnati, Kansas, Louisville and Washington State.
Donte Thomas-Williams, RB, 6-0, 221, Hillside High, Durham, N.C.: Finished with 2,400 yards rushing and 24 touchdowns as a senior; also had 20 catches for 155 yards and two touchdowns to help lead Hillside to a 9-3 record, the PAC 6 Conference championship and advance to the second round of the state playoffs; a two-time All-PAC 6 Conference selection; selected to play in the All-American Bowl; rushed for 785 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior; had 20 receptions for 185 yards and two touchdowns; returned three kickoffs for touchdowns; four-star ranking by ESPN, 247Sports, Rivals and Scout; No. 46 on ESPN's Top 300; No. 12 running back nationally by 247Sports, No. 13 by ESPN, No. 21 by Rivals and No. 26 by Scout; No. 9 ranking in North Carolina by ESPN, No. 11 by 247Sports, No. 13 by Rivals; offered by Clemson, Duke, Florida, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Minnesota, North Carolina, NC State, Ohio State, South Carolina, Syracuse, UCLA, Vanderbilt and Virginia Tech.
Sylvester Townes, OT, 6-6, 285, Memphis, Tenn./Coahoma Community College: Enrolled at WVU in January; played two seasons at Coahoma Community College in Clarksdale, Miss.; named to the All-Region 23 first team offense; three-year starter for Germantown High in Memphis; played in the 2011 AutoZone Liberty Bowl High School All-Star Game; three-star prospect according to ESPN, Rivals and Scout; offered by Kentucky, Texas Tech and USF.