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Big 12 Preseason Rankings …If All That Mattered Was Recruiting

We look at the last four recruiting classes to find the Big 12 preseason rankings if you know, recruiting was the only factor.



USA TODAY Sports - Kevin Jairaj

9. West Virginia (81.56)

Dana Holgorsen has never been a guy who cares much about stars in recruiting. That’s because he’s confident in his system, and his ability to develop his players. Thus far in his tenure in Morgantown, that approach has worked out relatively well. The Mountaineers have been consistently decent under Holgorsen, though fans are ready to see them take the next step.

To get to the next level, West Virginia needs to bring more talent into the program, and to do that, they need to expand their recruiting range. There’s a gold mine of unheralded prospects in states like Ohio that the Big Ten misses, and far too much talent in the DC, Maryland, Virginia (DMV) region for West Virginia to be finishing at the bottom of the conference in recruiting.

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