MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia’s latest junior day event proved fruitful thanks to commitments from Maryland three-star twins Jordan Adams and Jacquez Adams on Saturday.

Projected to play receiver or defensive back in college, the brothers from Franklin High in Reisterstown, Md., were viewed as a package deal and became the eighth and ninth commitments to West Virginia’s 2015 class—one that analysts say could crack the top 20 nationally.

Both of the Adamses hold offers from Wisconsin, while Jordan also has been offered by Virginia Tech, Vanderbilt, Rutgers and N.C. State.

“Jordan is a little taller at 6-foot-1, 160 pounds and appears to be a little leaner,” said Rivals senior writer Keenan Cummings, who announced the commitments at WVSports.com. “Be it at receiver of cornerback, he’s smooth, very quick and explosive.

“Jacquez, at 6-foot, 165 pounds, is the thicker of the two and plays with a little more power. On defense he isn’t afraid to put his head into someone.”

The twins led Franklin High to the Maryland Class 3A state championship last December, with Jacquez starring at quarterback. He threw for two scores in the title game after firing six touchdown passes and throwing for 337 yards in the state semifinal.

West Virginia assistant Lonnie Galloway served as the Adams’ lead recruiter and hopes to make further inroads at Franklin High, where four-star prospect Pat Allen is rated as the No. 15 offensive tackle in the nation for 2015. Allen holds an offer from the Mountaineers, who are competing against the likes of USC, Tennessee, Virginia Tech and Penn State.

In addition, Franklin also boasts running back Steven Smothers, who projects to be a highly touted recruit in 2016.

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  • clairclairt1959@yahoo.com

    Aren't fans fickle.

  • David Elswick

    Dana & Luck made a mis-step when hiring coaches from the Big 12 and focusing recruiting within the Big 12's footprint.

    Since last summer, Dana has been hiring coaches with ties to WV and refocusing recruiting on our traditional areas. And the results have been positive. Wished this had been done when WVU left the Big East and the ACC was 3-13 in BCS Bowl games. We could have used the fact that instead of playing in the ACC kids recruited to WVU would face better teams in the Big 12.

    We are probably 2 years away from being competative in the Big 12. Now if Dana would only learn to use the game clock to occassionally rest our defense players - its pretty bad when the game announcers on tv ask "why is Dana trying to tire out his own defense?".

    • mad hatter

      dana has some challenges when it comes to clock management... and yes,, getting those midwest coaches have set us back two yr.s

      dawson , and deforest need to be shown the door after this season...deforest is the worst coach we have had in many moons.
      dana , for some really weird reason , makes it a point to tell eveyone how good he is... i think i really know what he means, but doesn't want to say....

  • scott

    lets gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo mountaineers!!!!!!!

  • Jerry S

    I am totally impressed with all the good news coming out of Morgantown lately, especially on defense. Coaches Galloway, Seider, and Cogdell are already delivering big time in recruiting. And with the addition of Coach Tom "Scrap" Bradley of Penn State fame it can only get better. The whole Mountaineer Nation is talking about it. I'm super pumped!

  • mad hatter

    i see an undefeated season this fall, and a NC in the very near future.. Our recruiting will start matching alabama, ohio st. , and ND... No doubt in my mine how Dana has turned this around in just one yr.
    we will run from a wishbone with not stress placed on our passing game.
    the new kid from maryland, Crest, will start at qb this season, and his dual option will completely befuddle big 12 defenses.
    Our off line will sparkle, possibly two all americans, and with cogdell in the def. we will lead the big 12 in all defensive categories.

    • Beaver Sniffer

      I'm sitting here reading your post and I have to say two things: (1) Sarcasm (2) Uneducated. Please allow me to explain.

      1. Sarcasm. Everyone on this site knows you're not a true WVU fan and you're post prove it. Undefeated in 2014, Dana turning it around in one year, wishbone, etc. Really? I could say, "I wish you would bone this" but that would play into your sexual preference and is not something I'm interested in. Of course, you may be a girl and that could be another reason for your total lack of football prowess.

      2. Uneducated. Uncapped letters to start a sentence, comma's where they shouldn't be, etc. "No doubt in my mine"...that's a dead giveaway that you don't have one...a mind I mean. "we will run from a wishbone with not stress placed on our passing game"...what the hell does that even mean?

      I've told you before, McDonald's is calling...you should take the job.

      • GoEers

        Mad hater I've noticed that you like to dish out, but you sure can't take it. You are definitely an easy target!

        Get mad Mad Hater you jealous Marshall troll!!!

        LOL at you Mad hater!!

        • mad hatter

          even for a one eyed , mutant, hillbilly, you're so sad.. Is that the best you can come up with.. go back to logan

    • GoEers

      I had a feeling that all of this recruiting news would make you mad mad hatter.

      Green with envy again mad hatter?

    • Tony

      Like your way of thinking Mad Hatter..Crest and a slew of running backs..the future is very bright.

  • GoEers

    This staff is doing an excellent job in recruiting. 9 quality commitments before spring drills is impressive.

  • William101

    Recruiting has definitely taken an uptick. We have nine commits for 2015, and it's still February. I expect we'll have our QB commit lined up by the end of April. We could be substantially through recruiting for 2015 by the start of fall session, which would be a first.

    The upgrade in facilities, required by Big 12 entry, and the Big 12 foes that no one else on the east coast can boast, are starting to pay off.

    Dana has also recruited assistant coaches who know the traditional recruiting territories and are welcomed by the high school coaches.

    I don't care what anyone else says - when our DC is a WV native from Van, that is exciting. I'm just hoping that he can bring improvement to the defensive side of the ball. He'd be a real star here if he can shut down some of those Big 12 offenses.

    And I like the Tom Bradley hire. A loyal assistant to Joe Paterno, and highly respected as a defensive coach, he was unjustly tainted in the Penn State scandals. It was guilt by association. He's 57 years old, wants to get back into coaching, and what better way for him to do so than to accept a defensive coaching assignment with WVU. He's close to home, but he also has a fresh start in a completely different conference. Good luck to him, and hopefully it works for WVU and TB.

    Now we just have to start winning in the big 12....., but I believe it will come. It's just not come fast enough.

    • J

      It's so refreshing to hear some positivity regarding our football program! Great things are coming soon.

  • jwg66

    Generally like the early committments. These are generally players that we have identified as having talent and early playing potential. It is good to remember, at this point a binding LOI. Nor have they enrolled. Also, please don't get hung up on ratings and stars. Najee Goode and Owen Schmitt had no stars and walked on. Maryland would not even let Mr. Schmitt walk on... I hope all these players come to WVU and have great careers.

  • Dave

    I think Holgy is starting to do a great job. He's made some good changes in defense moving Gibson around and adding a 33 year veteran like Bradley. Holgorsen and all the recruiters did a great job getting quality players for this years recruiting class. Now, It looks like there is a lot of new commitments for 2015. These two guys (the twins) look like they could be special players. Things are heading in the right direction. Keep up the good work Holgorsen.

  • jay zoom

    right now I am not to impressed with the other offers that they are receiving. 3 stars look in the mirror. well see come November or December how they fair.

    • richard

      lol....fare.

      • GoEers

        go easy on jay zoom...he is an uneducated jealous marshall fan

        • mad hatter

          some of you posters are just plain, stupid,, and you're one of um,,, if we all don't drink the kool aid ,we're trolls..
          If you we, we're idiots just like goeers

  • Mister Man

    I can't wait to see you guys in Morgantown.

  • Pat

    Hopefully we have a 9 or 10 win season and keep the coach and recruits. Make or break year.

  • Chet Ubetcha

    For the record "may crack the top 20" isn't as impressive as the fact 247 has the class as number 4 nationally. Especially with many higher profile targets still on the board and likely to commit.

    • Allan Taylor

      @Chet: Rivals has WVU's class at No. 8 currently but far too many big-time prospects have yet to commit, and many of them will flock to traditional recruiting powers. So the "could crack top 20" is a more likely projection than the No. 4 you referenced or the No. 8 from Rivals. (I believe Kentucky had a top-5 class this time last year but "settled" for No. 17.)

  • wvrefugee

    Commitment does NOT equal signing a LOI!

    • David Elswick

      Agree.

      When Urban Myers took over at Ohio State the other coaches in the Big1G complained because some of their recruits switched to Ohio State. Myers told the press - recruitment isn't over until the letter of intent is signed and received.

    • Allen

      Exactly.

    • GoEers

      That's right wv refugee it does not. We all know that you hope none of these guys sign with WVU so you can get on here and bash the coaches, players, and everything else WVU.

    • Darren

      Quit being such a pessimist. No one can sign antwhere until next Feb. love the start, maybe it can pick up steam.

    • Aaron

      How many recruits sign a Letter of Intent without committing?

  • harvey lantz

    just keeps getting better