Neal Brown and the West Virginia Mountaineers received some bad news on Tuesday morning after learning that three-star wide receiver Jay’Quan Bostic would be de-committing from West Virginia, and reopening his recruitment.
The Ohio native committed to the Mountaineers back in July and chose West Virginia over offers from 27 different schools including Michigan, Michigan State, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Miami, Cincinnati, and more.
Bostic is listed as a three-star prospect by the 247Sports index and currently ranks as the nation’s 930th-ranked prospect. Bostic originally was ranked as the 98th-ranked safety in his class prior to a position change, and checks in as the 37th-ranked player in the state of Ohio.
Bostic spoke on his decision to re-open his recruitment with On3’s Chad Simmons saying, “I am opening my recruitment back up completely. I have been thinking about it for a while. It is just best for me to open back up.”
He then continued by saying, “I was planning to sign in December and to graduate early, but now, I might wait until February. I want to take my time, take some visits, and make the decision. I will probably play basketball, keep training, and sign in February now.”
Following the loss of Bostic, West Virginia is down to 18 commits, two of whom play positions in the secondary. WVU earned commitments from the likes of three-star safety Jason Cross, and three-star cornerback Jacob Boyce earlier in the cycle.