West Virginia has finally found a quarterback to pair with their many receivers and tight ends in the 2018 recruiting class, in Tennessee gunslinger Woodrow Lowe III. Lowe, the grandson of Alabama legend Woodrow Lowe, one of only two Alabama players to be named an All-American three times. Lowe was born in Tuscaloosa, but the Tide had not yet offered, and had a few targets higher on their board. Regardless, West Virginia has found their quarterback, and the coaching staff, as well as his future teammates, couldn’t be happier.
— Woodrow Lowe (Trey) (@treylowe10) July 11, 2017
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Lowe is the 11th commitment, and obviously the only quarterback in West Virginia’s 2018 class. He’ll be paired with halfback Leddie Brown, wide receivers Sam James, Bryce Wheaton and Ralph Davis, as well as tight ends TJ Ivy and Mike O’Laughlin. That much talent on one offense could lead to a lot of success for the Mountaineers in a few years, and should have WVU fans very excited. Lowe is one of the best pure distributors of the ball in the country, so this fit makes a lot of sense.
Lowe picked WVU over offers from Arkansas State, Army, Illinois, Memphis, Navy, North Carolina, Ohio and Southern Mississippi. He also had interest from Alabama as I mentioned, Duke, Ole Miss and Vanderbilt. It wouldn’t be a surprise if Lowe continued to pick up P5 interest through and after his senior season, but there’s no reason to be worried about his commitment. The only school that would have a realistic chance to flip Lowe would be the school that runs in his blood, Alabama.
On the field, Lowe is almost always the most athletic player. He runs a 4.6 40 time, and frequently makes defenders look silly with his extremely impressive moves and acceleration. As a passer he’s still very raw, but he knows the game and how to read a defense, and has a very strong arm. His game is very reminiscent of a guy like Braxton Miller coming out of high school, and because of his need for mechanical development, he likely won’t see the field much his first two years on campus. However, when he does eventually earn the starting job, he could be one of the Big 12’s best. His ceiling comparison is Robert Griffin III.