MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - As expected, West Virginia's football recruiting is picking up steam during the period when the Mountaineers and other schools hold their summer camps.In three days this week, WVU gained four verbal commitments for the 2014 recruiting class and another for 2015. The 2014 pledges bring the number of commitments to six.The most recent are:Josh Krok, a 6-foot-8, 300-pound offensive tackle from Niles, Ohio, who was also considering offers by Cincinnati and Louisville.
Jacob McCrary, a 6-foot, 180-pound receiver from Miami's Coral Reef High School. Everyone offered and he had committed almost a year ago, before his junior season, to Florida State. He pulled back on that in November and became a Clemson commit in February of this year.Lamar Parker, a 5-8, 170-pound receiver and returner from Miami's Booker T. Washington High School. He had several offers, including Florida State and Texas A&M.Amanii Brown, a 6-5, 260-pound offensive lineman from Morgantown.
Krok and the two Miami receiver are all considered three-star prospects by both Scout and Rivals. Brown isn't rated.Commitments, of course, are not binding. In fact, McCrary's pledge to the Mountaineers is his third. He committed to Florida State last summer prior to his junior season, backed off of that in November and then committed to Clemson in February. His reported list of offers includes many of the top programs in the country, including most of the upper echelon teams in the SEC.Parker, who likely projects as a slot receiver in college, had offers from Florida State and Texas A&M, among others. Krok chose WVU over Louisville and Cincinnati.WVU's earlier commitments were from four-star quarterback William Crest of Baltimore and wide receiver Ricky Rogers of Monroeville, Pa.In addition to the 2014 recruits, the Mountaineers also have a verbal commitment for the 2015 class from a familiar name, Stone Wolfley. The 6-4, 238-pound son of Dale Wolfley is a tight end and defensive end at Morgantown High. Both Dale and his brother Ron played at WVU. Dale now works in the West Virginia program as the coordinator of player relations.West Virginia's 2014 recruiting class is likely to be a small one. The NCAA allows schools to sign up to 25 recruits each year, with a total of 85 in the program at any time. But the Mountaineers only list 10 senior scholarship players on this year's roster. Transfers or other players departing could open up more spots, but the number likely won't reach 25.Reach Dave Hickman at 304-348-1734 or email@example.com or follow him at Twitter.com/dphickman1.