Miami commitment continues pursuit of big defensive backs

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.— Continuing their quest for taller defensive backs, West Virginia’s coaches received a 2015 commitment from 6-foot-2 Sheldrick Redwine of Miami, Fla.

Redwine became the 10th pledge for next year’s class, one recruiting analysts are forecasting to be among the Mountaineers’ most acclaimed ever. He has yet to receive a star rating from Rivals, which will change once players are reclassified amid the summer camps circuit.

Redwine, the fifth commitment from Florida, was recruited by running backs coach JaJuan Seider and holds offers from Cincinnati, Marshall, UAB, Temple, Appalachian State, Charlotte and Western Michigan.

Redwine has primarily played cornerback at Killian High, though his size also could translate to safety in college. West Virginia’s tallest member of the secondary currently is 6-2 redshirt freshman Malik Greaves, who’s expected to see playing time this fall. The rest of the regulars range from sophomore cornerback Daryl Worley, junior safety K.J. Dillon and suspended senior Travis Bell—all listed at 6-foot-1—to junior safety Karl Joseph, who’s 5-10.

Two other defensive back commitments in the 2015 class, 6-foot-3 Kendrell McFadden and 6-foot Kelvin Williams, also have the size WVU coaches hope can disrupt Big 12 receivers.


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