When the subject comes up in conversation, I often tell people that Hurricane’s softball team — in particular the 2017 version — was not only the most talented prep team I’ve ever covered, but likely the most talented prep team in any sport in the history of West Virginia high school athletics.

As West Virginia State football coach John Pennington stood before everyone at the Yellow Jackets’ signing-day luncheon Wednesday, he mentioned the eye-catching graphics on the highlight videos of each signee the team posted to Twitter. He also made sure to thank his athletic director, Nate Burton.