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Mountaineers add 6-foot-3 cornerback Rasul Douglas as early enrollee

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Rasul Douglas, a rangy 6-foot-3 cornerback from Nassau (N.Y.) Community College, committed and signed with West Virginia on Wednesday, representing a quality defensive pickup for the 2015 class.

A four-star prospect according to Scout.com and 247 Sports, and a three-star prospect on the Rivals board, Douglas should be on hand for spring practice, where he could begin battling Terrell Chestnut for the starting job opposite Daryl Worley.

Douglas, who retains two years of eligibility, held offers from Florida State, Georgia and Tennessee, though his finalists boiled down to Louisville and Rutgers.

“Douglas is an extremely physical cover corner,” said Keenan Cummings, Rivals senior writer for WVSports.com. “That physical play translates not only in his coverage skills but also with helping to drop down and stop the run. Douglas isn’t afraid to put his shoulder down and take on a running back in the hole or lay a big hit on smaller receivers on the outside. The bigger corner uses his size to man up wide receivers but also has the speed to keep up.”

Rivals currently ranks West Virginia’s class No. 21 for 2015.

Douglas became the second early enrollee from the juco ranks to sign a national letter of intent with WVU on Wednesday, following defensive end Larry Jefferson.

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