College Football

West Virginia lands at least 19 recruits on signing day

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) West Virginia has landed at least 19 recruits on the first day of the early signing period, including a four-star defensive lineman who joined his brother in staying close to home.

Dante Stills of Fairmont Senior High School is the son of former West Virginia linebacker Gary Stills. Another son, Darius Stills, is a freshman defensive lineman for the Mountaineers.

Another four-star signee signed Wednesday is safety Kwantel Raines of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. Raines had entertained offers from more than two dozen schools.

Most of the recruits are high school players. West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen says the stability of signing a long-term contract extension a year ago was a key to landing them. He says about half of last year's recruiting class involved junior college transfers.


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Updated December 20, 2017

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