West Virginia Football: 3 signees who’ll have instant impacts in 2020

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West Virginia football has a bright future under new head coach Neal Brown and that starts with the No. 37 recruiting class in 2020.

Losing Dana Holgorsen to Houston was a bit of a surprise for West Virginia, but it may have actually worked out for the better as Neal Brown seems committed to turning the program back into a perennial contender.

Year one didn’t exactly blow anyone away, but the new head coach went 5-7 and helped change the culture. He has brought excitement back to West Virginia football and the future is bright.

That future starts with the No. 37 recruiting class in the country which is up 11 spots from the year before and it’s the fourth-best signed class in the Big 12.

Which 2020 signees will have an instant impact for the Mountaineers?

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Quay Mays
DT Northwest Mississippi C.C.

Usually kids who come from junior colleges have a leg up on true freshmen because of their extra two years in a post-high school level of play. They have experience and can use that to climb the depth charts rapidly and that’s exactly why Quay Mays should see the field extensively in 2020.

The Northwest Mississippi C.C. transfer is the No. 69 JUCO product as well as the seventh-best defensive tackle from that level. On top of that, he’s enrolled early.

So not only does this JUCO transfer have experience and is already on campus working out with the team and getting to know the defensive scheme, teammates and coaching staff, but he has a solid 6-foot-1, 290-pound frame that is nothing to scoff at.

West Virginia lost Reese Donahue from the defensive tackle spot and the depth took a hit with departures of Brenon Thrift and Stone Wolfley.

Mays should play right away.

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