Another defensive prospect who should help turn the Mountaineers around on thats side of the ball is David Vincent-Okoli from Potomac, Md.
West Virginia allowed about 240 passing yards per game a season ago, which isn’t great, and it is losing both starting cornerbacks in Hakeem Bailey and Keith Washington II. On top of that, the Mountaineers had a couple of freshmen in Tae Mayo and Nicktroy Fortune on the two-deep which makes the starting spots wide open for 2020.
Vincent-Okoli is the Mountaineers’ highest-ranked non-early enrollee, listed as the No. 275 overall prospect as well as the 18th-best cornerback, according to 247Sports.
The four-star has lockdown capabilities and stands 5-11 and 176 pounds. He has decent size and speed to compete for one of the two starting jobs this summer.
The defensive backfield can’t get much worse next season, so starting a true freshman may not be the worst-case scenario — plus, he has the talent to make the move worthwhile.