MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Miami cornerback Sheldrick Redwine, committed to West Virginia for the past two months, announced Wednesday he was re-opening his recruitment.

WVSports.com of the Rivals network reported the three-star cornerback’s decommitment, which comes in the wake of major programs showing a stronger interest. Redwine stressed, however, that he is still considering the Mountaineers, whose 2015 class now stands at 10 commitments.

“WVU remains heavily involved, and Redwine still plans to take an official visit to Morgantown,” said Rivals writer Keenan Cummings.

When the 6-foot-2 Redwine committed to West Virginia in early March he held offers from Cincinnati, Marshall, UAB, Temple, Appalachian State, Charlotte and Western Michigan. He has since added offers from Pitt and UCF, while SEC programs are stepping up their pursuit.

“He’s a legitimately good player,” Cummings said. “He’s starting to blow up and he’s getting a lot of attention. More schools are starting to see his film and they’re impressed, because he’s a big, talented corner.

“LSU, Ole Miss and other SEC schools are on him and have told them they’re going to offer.”

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Comments

  • had~a~nuff

    Bill Snyder at Kansas goes and gets football players not stars. I think he does ok with what he recruits,He even likes walk~on's.

  • Stephen

    WVU has never been a big time recruiting school. Rich Rod and Nehlen were taking mostly2 and 3 stars using the redshirt system and coaching them up and competing against and holding our own with the big boys. Doc Holliday recruited better classes for Bill Stewart than Rich Rod had. 2013 would have been the senior class of Bill Stewart's one season without Doc Holliday. Holgerson had to restock the talent and beat ok st and went toe to toe with OU and Texas. As soon as a quarterback is found this team will be special...

  • TruthTeller

    Truth be told he decided to be part of the revival of the Mili Vanilli pop group!!! Blame it on the rain!!! ...LOL!!!

  • donutfiend77

    Oh well.........

  • Independent View

    Strange word "decommit." Many of the recurits "commit" to WVU, not because they love WV or WVU football, it's mostly because it's the best offer they have.
    Then, some other D-I schools express interest and the recruits head begins to swell and he "decommits."
    Is there no loyality or integrity left in the recuriting arena? Disgusting!

  • Hahaha!!!!

    He wont be coming back to WVU. Might as well not even talk to this kid anymore.

  • Silas Lynch

    What is his GPA?

  • Big Larry

    And so it begins...

  • whatamoroon

    All this "star" stuff is subjective. I'll STILL take a three star kid with a good attitude and work ethic over a five star locker room cancer who thinks he's already a pro.

  • mad hatter

    regretfully, we are going to lose more commits, as the recruiting season gears up.

    WVU is not a destination for the four star recruits, we really have to teach them up as freshmen and sophs. and hope the stay around for the jr. and sr. yrs.
    I just think we we struggle once again to win 6 games, this fall, and believe we are still two yrs. away from being competitive.. Sorry sports fans,but we may be 2 and 3 deep but the quality is just not there.

    • J the C

      why don't you just kill yourself, you worthless excuse for a fan.

  • JBinWV

    Amazing how caught up fans have become in the decisions of 15-16-17 year old kids, who hardly know what they're doing five minutes from now, much less a few years from now and where they want to go to college. A kid "decommits" and the naysayers come out of the woodwork about how awful our coaches and program are, the AD sucks and we're never going to compete with "the big boys".

    • jeco

      KIDS!!!!!!!! I believe the university of Maryland had 5 KIDS transfer from their basketball team.

      • Ole Sasquatch

        I can verify that, it was announced on sports just the other day. Their going to the Big Ten.
        We may as well weed them out too. Mountaineers have always lived on spirit. As far as spirit on our team, I like Watkins & Adrain for our future.

  • kenny d.

    How can a Wv sticker? my sticker on my bathroom cabinet/mirror is about 22 yrs. old. kenny d. fredericksburg tx. born in ripley 1939. OUCH!!!!!!!!!

    • TheEricSmith

      Kenny!!! I grew up in Fredericksburg TX. Lived on Zeder Strauss, my parents were responsible for naming the road, and spent loads of time a Lady Bird as a child.

  • Rick55

    Truly these verbal commitments are meaningless when children have the freedom to endlessly committ and recommit and decommit. And I agree that if I were a child I would do the same thing for the very reasons that Jasper mentions (unless of course Alabama or LSU wants you). If the NCAA were anything but a $ organization, they would allow unlimited visits but no commitments until the decision is made.

    We are way more recognized and competitive than Protechcpa gives us credit for. The fact that someone will occasionally call us Virginia or doesn't recognize us at all is more a reflection on their ignorance than anything else.

    • cutty77

      Well said. I said this a month ago,and a few people got on me for saying it.The first wednesday in Feb, is all that matters to me.The Kids like this Kid that do all the talking most times never pan out.

      • farm kid

        I had this kid pegged from the beginning. WVU were the only school to offer at that time. the big schools will string this kid out, if the guy in front of him signs good bye redwine. Alabama did this to the kid from Alliquippi penna. a guy from N J was ahead of him, when bama did not sign him bama went after the penna kid.

      • Hailey

        Great job cutty ...very proud of you

  • David

    I think the kids (and they are kids) should enjoy the ride. Go on all the trips they can, enjoy the food, the nighlife (the women) and all that goes with being a top prospect. Make your decision and then stick by it.

    Good luck and have fun!

  • Jay

    Verbal "commitments" are insanely stupid. Let the kids take their time - all the way to February - before accepting a "commitment."