MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Junior college signee Jaylon Myers was expected to enroll at West Virginia as early as Monday afternoon, according to a source close to the program.

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Defensive back signee Jaylon Myers was expected to enroll at West Virginia as early as Monday.

The Rivals three-star cornerback out of Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College was one of four members of the Mountaineers’ 2014 recruiting class yet to report. Myers’ situation became more viable after making up ground in summer school, and he was anticipated to join the team as soon he enrolled in classes.

“They’re just waiting on a document,” the source said.

The 6-foot-2, 195-pound Myers was rated the nation’s No. 8 junior college cornerback prospect after making seven interceptions in seven games at Hutchinson. He also could contribute at safety as West Virginia deploys nickle and dime packages to cope with the Big 12’s spate of spread offenses.

The arrival of Myers comes just as the Mountaineers cope with the possibility of losing senior Icky Banks to an academic eligibility issue.

Cornerback is the most easily adaptable defensive position, raising the odds of Myers contributing early in the season despite missing all of camp. Though Myers is viewed as an immediate contributor, he does have three years of eligibility to play two at West Virginia, giving coaches the option of a redshirt season.

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  • Mister Man

    He's, now, on the roster. Welcome to WV, Mr. Myers.

  • VaultHunter

    Here are a few more Juco players that never panned out...
    Keyshawn Johnson
    Sheldon Richardson
    Cordarelle Patterson
    Kyle Long
    Aaron Rodgers
    OJ Simpson

    lord knows if they played in juco they are a waste of time.

    • hcc

      Cordarelle Patterson is from the same juco as jaylen hutchinson community college

    • Mister Man

      And that guy who played for Mt. San Antonio College, Bruce Irvin.

  • VaultHunter

    Yeah JuCo players are a waste of time...wait who??...oh Cam Newton says hello by the way.

    Another solid 3 star recruit that Marshall would kill to have.

    A solid pickup for WVU that would be one of the highest profile recruits to ever sign with Marshall...lol....Sad.

  • any major dude

    Bull, I agree that WVU should not recruit any player that you have not heard of! The program needs to run recruits by you before making any decision!

  • any major dude

    JUCO U

    Almost every, if not every program, uses JUCO players.

  • BullHalsey

    Marshall doesn't need him. Wvu desperately does. He "flirted" w/Marshall until he realized he'd probably never see the field...who cares? Never even heard of this kid.

    • Hersh

      You clearly have no idea what you're talking about. He never had any flirtations with Cabell County Community College. He was a 1st team JUCO All-American, led the nation in interceptions and had flirtations with(read: scholarship offers from) LSU, Georgia, Florida, Oklahoma State, Arizona, NC State, etc. Go back to sleep, man.

  • wvufanatic

    This is why they keep a couple of scholarships If a player has injuries or academic issues they can bring somebody in and this late in the summer its a very good find. People need to quit complaining about every little thing and be supportive of the coaches and players which is what real fans do. Believe it or not I am sure a lot of players read this stuff and I hope they know the true mountaineers are behind them and excited to see them on the field putting the eers back into the national conversation

  • wvufanatic

    Why is it that people assume a juco player isnt any good? There are kids who can play that dont get seen by coaches or other circumstances Instead of assuming we should let the kid get a chance to play not every kid gets noticed by div 1recruiters.

  • WVUfan57

    Any y'all see Holgs' pick six interview from that other sports network? His body language and facial expressions give way to something very, very special that he's got this year.

  • JUCO U

    Not exactly the way to build a competitive football program; rather, it just shows you how desperate the leader of the program has become at keeping his job. WVU has now become JUCO U. They might as well move down to Division II if they want to beat anybody with a pulse. Towson is probably licking their chops.

    • NWFLEER

      What a Marshall Homer

      • jim hicks

        So I guess we can play just High School and we would not need good players like Marshall's doing this year and the last also. Most of the time wins sound good but also is who you win against. WVU may not win them all but we do play the best.

  • any major dude

    Summer School giveth, and Summer School taketh away.

  • ezd

    Awesome he's a really good prospect. It's a shame he wasn't here earlier. He'd prolly be battling for the start if he had been. I kinda hope he's redshirted now.

  • Mister Man

    Aight den. Welcome to Morgantown!

  • GoEers

    Very good news! He will be needed.