By Kyle Lovern
February 6, 2014
AP Sports Writer
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The small western Pennsylvania town of Aliquippa has helped restock West Virginia’s football roster.
The Mountaineers snatched Aliquippa High cornerback Dravon Henry and defensive lineman Jaleel Fields from the shadow of longtime rival Pittsburgh on Wednesday.
West Virginia already has another Aliquippa product, running back Rushel Shell, who transferred from Pitt last summer after rushing for 641 yards as a freshman in 2012.
West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen announced the signings of 21 recruits, including six junior college transfers.
On offense, one of the top recruits is dual-threat quarterback William Crest from Dunbar High in Baltimore. It’s the same high school that produced former Mountaineer star Tavon Austin and current WVU defensive end Marvin Gross.
West Virginia’s 2014 football signees announced Wednesday:
Dontae Angus, ol, 6-6, 330, Martin Luther King HS, Philadelphia
Amanii Brown, ol, 6-5, 285, Morgantown (W.Va.) HS
Yodny Cajuste, ol, 6-6, 270, Miramar (Fla.) HS
William Crest, qb, 6-2, 210, Dunbar HS, Baltimore
Jaleel Fields, dl, 6-3, 286, Aliquippa (Pa.) HS
Daejuan Funderburk, db, 6-1, 180, Friendship Academy, Washington, D.C.
Dravon Henry, db, 5-11, 185, Aliquippa (Pa.) HS
Skyler Howard, qb, 5-11, 200, Riverside (Calif.) CC
Davonte James, lb, 6-3, 233, Springfield (Ohio) HS
Jacob McCrary, wr, 6-0, 182, Coral Reef HS, Miami
Edward Muldrow, lb, 6-3, 215, Copiah-Lincoln (Miss.) CC
Jaylon Myers, db, 6-2, 195, Hutchinson (Kan.) CC
Tyree Owens, dl, 6-3, 260, Oviedo (Fla.) HS
Lamar Parker, wr, 5-9, 170, Booker T. Washington HS, Miami
Xavier Preston, lb, 6-3, 220, Jenson Beach (Fla.) HS
Walter Rauterkus, ol, 6-6, 286, Avon (Ohio) HS
Keishawn Richardson, db, 5-10, 170, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M
Ricky Rogers, wr, 6-1, 200, Gateway HS, Monroeville, Pa.
Justin Scott, ol, 6-6, 285, Pierce College, Woodland Hills, Calif.
Donte Thomas-Williams, rb, 6-0, 221, Hillside HS, Durham, N.C.
Sylvester Townes, ol, 6-6, 285, Coahoma (Miss.) CC