Jenkins A Big Catch For Stewart

By Adam Caparell - February 06, 2008

With Rich Rodriguez unexpectedly leaving for the Michigan job in December, the consensus was West Virginia's recruiting class would fall apart. And despite having just filled his last assistant position only eight days ago, the man appointed to take over for Rodriguez - Bill Stewart - is quite pleased with what the Mountaineers were able to pull in.

Josh Jenkins is the headliner of the class as the West Virginia recruit decided in the end to stick with the Mountaineers rather than leave for either Michigan, Ohio State, Florida State or Pittsburgh, but it was the Buckeyes that most likely stood to gain Jenkins.

Jenkins, the No. 72 player in Tom Lemming's Top 100, is a 6-foot-5, 295 pound linemen who will open holes for Noel Devine.

"Josh Jenkins has a bright, bright future," Stewart told CSTV's Generation Next Signing Day Show.

The big fish West Virginia was originally in on - No. 1 Terrelle Pryor - long ruled out West Virginia as his choice, but that hasn't limited the Mountaineers from assembling a more than respectable class. But it's certainly a much better class with Jenkins - the most heralded linemen ever from West Virginia - deciding to stay in-state. National Signing Day Coverage
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Posted by Adam Caparell at 04:50 PM on February 06, 2008

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