WVU secures pair of verbal commitments on Sunday

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A significant recruiting weekend at WVU allowed the Mountaineer coaching staff to secure a pair of verbal commitments to their Class of 2023. Offensive lineman Cooper Young and defensive lineman Eamon Smalls announced their decisions to play at West Virginia after visiting the campus.

Young was the first to commit on Sunday morning. He is a 6-foot-5, 300-pound offensive lineman from Downingtown West High School in Pennsylvania. Young holds Division I offers from Bowling Green, Buffalo, Kent State, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Temple, Virginia and Yale.

Young was offered a scholarship by the WVU coaching staff on October 16.

Hours after Young announced his plans to become a Mountaineer, defensive lineman Eamon Smalls became the ninth verbal commitment in WVU’s Class of 2023. Smalls hails from Beaufort High School in South Carolina and he is the third player from the Palmetto State to commit to the Mountaineers in this class. Beaufort went 12-3 last fall while advancing to the Class AAAA state championship game.

Smalls received a scholarship offer from WVU on March 25. He also holds Division I offers from Charlotte, Coastal Carolina, East Carolina, Eastern Michigan, Georgia Southern, Liberty, South Carolina, Tulane and Western Kentucky.

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