West Virginia Football Preseason Recruiting Breakdown

It has been a little while since we talked about West Virginia's 2013 recruiting class.

Last time we took a look at this class, WVU had just received commitments from running back Zaire Williams and linebacker Isaac McDonald.

Since then, the West Virginia coaching staff has made some huge additions on both sides of the ball.

First we'll introduce you to the prospects added since Williams and McDonald, then give a quick rundown of the rest of the class, in reverse chronological order.

16. Deontay McManus-WR | 6-1, 210-lb | Baltimore, MD

15. Sam Lebbie-LB | 6-1, 235-lb | Hyattsville, MD

Lebbie and McManus were originally both a part of the 2012 class, but went to prep school at the Atlanta Sports Academy.  Here they should not only be able to gain some experience, but fix their academic situation and join the Mountaineers as a part of the 2013 class.  They were two of the more highly-anticipated prospects from WVU's 2012 class, and are expected to make a serious impact when they arrive.

14. De'Asian Richardson-DT | 6-3, 275-lb | Orange Park, FL

West Virginia's most recent commitment was a big one.  De'Asian Richardson is a four-star defensive tackle, who will look to be a space-eating nose tackle in WVU's 3-4 scheme at the next level.

He chose the Mountaineers over Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Oklahoma, and South Carolina, among many other suitors. He was even committed to FSU for a short time, but he'll prove to be one of the most crucial commitments for WVU in this class.

13. Wendell Smallwood-RB | 5-10, 195-lb | Elkton, MD

Wendell Smallwood turned down offers from Auburn, Boston College, Connecticut, Rutgers and others.  He also drew some interest from a few ACC schools including Maryland, North Carolina, and NC State.

He has good size and some speed to burn as well.  He is one of two commits from Elkton Christian Academy for WVU in this class.

12. Jacky Marcellus-RB | 5-8, 180-lb | Immokalee, FL

Jacky Marcellus is a completely different type of back than Smallwood.  The Immokalee product is a much quicker, shiftier back than Smallwood and is the type of athlete who works well in space and will be effective off of screens and draws.  He will fit very well into Dana Holgorsen's offense, where he'll have plenty of opportunities to catch-and-run or grab-and-go behind the line.

His other offers included Cincinnati, Connecticut, Minnesota, Rutgers, and Vanderbilt.

11. Daryl Worley-ATH | 6-0, 185-lb | Philadelphia, PA

Daryl Worley garnered offers from Boston College, Iowa, Penn State, Pitt, Tennessee and others and projects as either a wide receiver or a safety at the next level.

The Penn Charter product committed on July 30 and it appears as though the offense and defensive coaches may be fighting over him once he arrives in Morgantown.

He could end up either as a running back, or a hybrid saftey/linebacker.  According to Geoff Coyle of WV Illustrated, WVU defensive coordinator Joe DeForest has expressed interest in using him in the STAR linebacker position, which is currently filled by Terence Garvin, who played safety in Jeff Casteel's 3-3-5 scheme.

10. Daikiel Shorts Jr.-WR | 6-0, 198-lb | Elkton, MD

Smallwood's Elkton teammate, Daikiel Shorts, represents WVU's only true wide receiver pledge at this point.

Shorts committed on the same day as Worley, and is a polished receiver who could fit in well at either the slot or on the outside for WVU.  Of course, with Holgorsen's spread offense, West Virginia is always looking to add depth at receiver.

9. Isaac McDonald-LB | 6-5, 205-lb | Hialeah, FL

8. Zaire Williams-RB | 5-11, 188-lb | Slickerville, NJ

7. Elijah Wellman-LB | 6-2, 230-lb | Huntington, WV

6. Tyler Tezeno-OG | 6-3, 290-lb | Spring, TX

5. Darrien Howard-LB | 6-1, 260-lb | Dayton, OH

4. Chavas Rawlins-QB | 6-2, 190-lb | Monessen, PA

3. Hodari Christian-LB | 6-1, 210-lb | McKeesport, PA

2. DeShawn Coleman-RB | 5-11, 170-lb | Hermitage, PA

1. Marcell Lazard-OT | 6-5, 290-lb | Bloomfield, NJ

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