West Virginia has officially signed four mid-year junior college players to its recruiting class. The signing period for junior college players began on Wednesday. In all, the Mountaineers receive two players from the same program in Itawamba College. Wide receiver Ronald Carswell and Terrell Pinson both come to WVU from the Mississippi community college.
Kevin White from Lackawanna College has been tabbed by his head coach, Mark Duda, as one of the best athletes he’s ever coached. Running back Dreamius Smith out of Butler College joins the class as well as a mid-year signee.
COMPLETE WVU RELEASE ON SIGNEES
Ronald Carswell, WR, 6-0, 180, Macon, Ga., Itawamba Community College
Former Alabama player who played one season for coach Jon Williams at Itawamba Community College, leading the team to a 6-3 record … finished the season with 44 receptions for 429 yards and one touchdown … brought down five receptions for 98 yards against Mississippi Delta … previously played for Westside High, where he was ranked as the No. 35 player in the state of Georgia by the Atlanta Journal Constitution … 2009 AAAA All-State selection by the Atlanta Journal Constitution … caught 41 passes for 715 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior … hauled in 34 receptions for 627 yards and three scores in 2008, while compiling 33 catches for 391 yards and two touchdowns in 2006 … three-star prospect according to 247sports.com; No. 25 junior college wide receiver … also offered by Kentucky.
Terrell Pinson, S, 6-3, 200, Tupelo, Miss., Itawamba Community College
Played two seasons for coach Jon Williams at Itawamba Community College, leading the team to a combined 10-8 record … made a total of 36 tackles, including 25 solo, with four interceptions and five pass breakups in 2012 … attended Tupelo High, where he recorded 29 receptions for 747 yards and eight touchdowns in 2010 … also returned two kickoffs and two punts for touchdowns … ESPN.com three-star prospect … two-star prospect according to 247sports.com; No. 18 junior college safety … also offered by Mississippi State.
Dreamius Smith, RB, 5-10, 215, Wichita, Kan., Butler Community College
Played two seasons for coach Troy Morrell at Butler Community College, helping the team to a combined 22-2 record … won the 2011 NJCAA National Championship, while falling in the championship game in 2012 … finished the season with 984 yards on 120 carries and 17 touchdowns … averaged 89.5 rushing yards per game and 8.2 yards per carry … added 16 receptions for 179 receiving yards and two touchdowns … registered four games with more than 100 rushing yards and five multi-touchdown games … scored four touchdowns with 157 rushing yards in an 84-7 win over Independence … went for 148 rushing yards with two touchdowns in a 61-0 victory over Highland … had a season-high 193 yards on 13 carries with three touchdowns in an 84-13 win over Garden City … served as a backup in 2011, rushing for 690 yards on 100 carries with nine touchdowns … 2012 All-KJCCC first-team offense … helped team to a state championship as a senior at Wichita Heights High … named to the Wichita Eagle’s Top 11 football team … named to the Kansas 6A All-State first team by the Wichita Eagle … rushed 143 times for 1,837 yards and 34 touchdowns as a senior … career numbers included 320 rushes for 3,288 yards and 54 scores … ran for 286 yards against Olathe North in the 2010 state championship game … four-star prospect on ESPN.com … three-star prospect according to rivals.com and 247sports.com … No. 2 junior college running back and No. 8 Kansas junior college recruit on 247sports.com … also offered by Boise State, Houston, Kansas, Kansas State, Northern Illinois, Oklahoma State and UCF.
Kevin White, WR, 6-4, 210, Macungie, Pa., Lackawanna College
Played two seasons for coach Mark Duda at Lackawanna College … made 36 receptions, totaling 535 yards and six touchdowns in 2012 … averaged 14.9 yards per reception … recorded two touchdowns in 67-6 win over Widener … caught nine passes for 113 yards with one touchdown in a 43-25 loss against Georgia Military College … attended Emmaus High, where he was Honorable Mention All-Lehigh Valley Athletic Conference in 2009 … three-star prospect and No. 2 Pennsylvania junior college wide receiver on 247sports.com … also offered by Texas Tech.