On an eventful day to kickstart the 2014 calendar football year, West Virginia first received good news from junior wide receiver Khalil Lewis. The 6-0, 180-pound wideout announced on Twitter that he was verbally committing to WVU. That addition, West Virginia's fourth in the Class of 2015, gives the Mountaineers a great start more than a year before Signing Day for that group.
Lewis is an fast wide receiver with a strong getaway and underrated strength. He has excellent physical tools.
Quickly following was word of Miramar head coach Damon Cogdell accepting a job at WVU. First head coahc Dana Holgorsen's Twitter account posted this message: "Welcome back home from South Florida @DamonCogdell". that was followed shortly by a Tweet from Cogdell's account, noting "Glad to be a Mountaineer".
WVU later confirmed Cogdell's hiring, but did not specify his position. If he takes a place as an assistant coach, one current coach will have to depart. A Tweet from FoootballScoop indicated that the site was "hearing" that Erik Slaughter was moving on, but that report remains unconfirmed at this point. Slaughter has been at West Virginia for two seasons, and was in charge of the defensive line, a group that performed well against the run but struggled to mount a pass rush.
Slaughter recruited in Florida for West Virginia, so if Cogdell is to be a replacement, he could step into that role quickly.
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