While conference realignment is the pressing issue across college sports, West Virginia coach Neal Brown continues to add to the Mountaineers’ 2022 recruiting class.
Raleigh Collins III, a 6-foot-3, 205-pound hybrid defender, became the 15th commitment in the Mountaineers’ next recruiting class.
Collins, a rising senior at Neumann-Goretti High School in Philadelphia, is rated a 3-star prospect by 247 Sports and Rivals.
— Raleigh Collins III (@_RaleighCollins) July 23, 2021
He plays safety at Neumann-Goretti, but could project to a linebacker in college.
Current West Virginia tailback Leddie Brown came to the Mountaineers from Neumann-Goretti, which is coached by Albie Crosby. Crosby coached former West Virginia safety Tykee Smith at Imhotep Charter, before moving on to Neumann-Goretti.
Collins had a wealth of offers from Power 5 Conference schools, including Boston College, Kansas, Maryland, Ole Miss, Oregon, Penn State and Pittsburgh. Collins had also been offered by Army, Central Michigan, Cincinnati, Connecticut, Dartmouth, Howard, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Temple, Marshall and Bowling Green.