WVU Football 2018  Verbal Commitment Update: Week Five

WVU Football 2018  Verbal Commitment Update

Weekend Five: Sep 22-23

The going got tougher for some of West Virginia’s 2018 football verbal commits on Friday night, but a handful did help keep their teams’ perfect records intact while several others rolled up big performances to help build momentum going into the second half of the regular season.

Tyrese Allen     DT     6-4     295     Paintsville HS \ Paintsville, KY


Defeated Lawrence County 43-14. After rushing for 151 yards and two scores a week ago, Allen again led a dominant Tiger effort to a big win. He tallied 110 rushing yards on 10 carries and added a 13-yard reception on offense, and helped hold Lawrence County to zero passing yards on defense.


Record: 5-1      Next Game:    Thu Sep 28   7:30 PM vs. Hazard County

Leddie Brown     RB     6-1      195     Neumann-Goretti HS \ Philadelphia, PA

Sat Sep 23  1:00 PM vs. Bishop McDevitt



Record: 2-0      Next Game:   Sat Sep 30  6:00 PM vs. West Catholic

Josh Chandler     LB     6-1     220     McKinley HS  \ Canton, OH

Downed Hoover 42-34. Chandler’s injury from last week kept him out of the game, but he tells BlueGoldNews.com that there is no serious ligament damage, and that he expects to return this season, although there is no timetable set. McKinley missed him defensively, giving up several scores in a back-and-forth contest before securing the win late.

Record:  5-0     Next Game:   Fri Sep 29   7:00 PM vs. Lake

Ralph Davis III     WR     6-1     220      North Shore HS  \  Houston, TX

Dropped a close 24-21 decision to Manvel. Davis caught a 22-yard touchdown pass to tie the game at 21-all late in the fourth quarter before the Mustang defense yielded a field goal on the game’s final play.

Record:  0-2     Next Game:   Fri Sep 29  7:00 PM vs.  Sterling

Randy Fields     WR     6-3     195     St. Frances HS  \ Baltimore, MD

 Downed Calvert Hall 28-7 to establish it position as the top team in the Metro area. The Panthers stuck to the ground in the win, throwing the ball rarely as they ground down their area rivals.

Record: 4-0     Next Game:   Fri Sep 29    4:00 PM vs. Loyola Blakefield

James Gmiter     DL      6-4     300    Bethel Park HS \ Bethel Park, PA

Lost to Pine Richland 54-20. Bethel Park’s defense had its toughest night of the season, yielding 40 points in the second quarte as Pine Richland blew the game open. It was the first loss of the season for the Black Hawks. “We had the one big run early and that was about all we had,” Bethel Park coach Jeff Metheny told the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. “They were tougher and more physical. In every aspect, they just whooped us.”

Record: 3-1      Next Game:  Fri Sep 29   7:00 PM vs. Hempfield Area

T.J. Ivy     WR\TE     6-5     225     Marist HS  \ Marist, IL

Crushed Marian Catholic 63-6 to keep its #8 spot secure in the Chicago Sun Times Super 25 rankings.



Record:  5-0    Next Game:  Fri Sep 29    7:30 PM vs. St. Patrick

Sam James     WR     6-1     170     Richmond Hill HS  \ Richmond Hill, GA

Shut out Lakeside 28-0. James was kept out of the scoring column this week as he attracted double teams and extra attention from the Lakaeside defense, but still contributed with several receptions. That allowed Richmond Hill to get its running game and other receivers going to keep its unblemished record intact.


Record: 4-0     Next Game:  Fri Sep 29   7:30 PM vs.  South Effingham

Trey Lowe     QB     6-4     200     Bolivar Central HS  \ Bolivar, TN

Defeated Jackson South Side 42-7. A strong defensive effort paced Bolivar to the win. “Defense really played well tonight,” Lowe told the Jackson Sun. “They don’t get enough shine, but they really did their thing tonight.”



Record:  5-1    Next Game:   Fri Sep 29   7:00 PM vs. Milan

Briason Mays     OT     6-4     290     Bolivar Central HS  \ Bolivar, TN

Highlights from the 42-7 win over Jackson South Side. Bolivar is in the green jerseys.


Record:  51    Next Game:  Fri Sep 29   7:00 PM vs. Milan

Mike O’Laughlin     WR\TE     6-5     215     Fenwick HS  \  Oak Park, IL

 O’Laughlin had four catches for 36 yards and a score in last week’s 28-0 win over Leo.  Faces Loyola Academy at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Record:   3-1     Next Game:  Fri Sep 29   7:30 PM vs. Marmion

Jayce Rogers     CB     5-9     175     Valdosta HS  \ Valdosta, GA

A tough season continued for Valdosta as it dropped a 27-0 decision to Colquitt County. The Wildcats suffered their second shutout of the season and had negative rushing yards as they were unable to mount any offensive threats.


Record:  1-4     Next Game:  Fri Oct 6  7:30 PM vs. Northside

Darius Stills     DL     6-4     260     Fairmont Senior HS  \ Fairmont, WV

 Lost to University 29-27. Fairmont had the ball inside the 10-yard line on its final possession but turned the ball over on a fumble to send them to their first loss of the season.


Record:  4-1     Next Game:  Fri Sep 29   7:00 PM vs. Elkins

Junior Uzebu     OL     6-6     305     Alpharetta HS  \ Alpharetta GA

Alpharetta enjoyed an open date this weekend.


Record:  3-1     Next Game:  Fri Sep 29  7:30 PM vs. North Atlanta

Bryce Wheaton     WR     6-3     200     Holly Springs HS  \  Holly Springs,NC

Lost to Heritage 52-7. The Golden Hawks fell behind early and were unable to generate much offense in the loss. Wheaton was still unable to return to action and may miss additional games.

Record:   2-4       Next Game:  Fri Oct 6  7:00 PM vs. Apex

Alex Williams     DE     6-6     250     Pickerington North HS \ Pickerington, OH

Shut out Olentangy Liberty 42-0. Pickerington North recorded another dominant defensive performance in pursuit of a spot in the postseason.

Record:  4-1      Next Game:  Fri Sep 29 7:00 PM vs. Reynoldsburg