The state of Florida has been very kind to the West Virginia Mountaineers. Over the last few years, they’ve landed key commitments from the likes of current New York Jets’ quarterback Geno Hayes, St. Louis Rams’ wide receiver Stedman Bailey and former 5-Star running back Noel Devine.
Their roster is again full of players from the state of Florida and entering the weekend, five of their 14 commitments for the class of 2015 are from the state of Florida. They added another prospect from the state of Florida when 3-Star offensive lineman Jahshaun Seider gave his pledge to the Mountaineers. The 6’4, 285-pounder is from the “muck,” arguably the most talent rich area per capita in the country. He attends Glades Central High School in Belle Glade, Florida. Glades Central has produced NFL stars like Santonio Holmes, Fred Taylor, the hero of the BCS National Title Game, former Florida State Seminoles and current Carolina Panthers’ wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin, and Seider’s older brother, former Mountaineers’ player and current running backs’ coach JaJuan Seider.
Seider attended the Mountaineers’ camp on Saturday, picked up an offer and immediately committed.
“Coach (Ron) Crook talked to me before (the camp) and he said he felt real good about the offer and he was going to let me know,” said the 6-foot-4, 285-pounder via 24/7 Sports. “They told me I needed to get to the camp and let Coach (Dana) Holgorsen see me, so that’s what I did.”
Seider does not look like he will be changing his mind.
“I went to the weight room and the recruiting coordinator – Coach (Ryan) Dorchester – came in and pulled me over to the side to talk to Coach Crook,” recalled Seider. “He said they were ready to pull the trigger and offer me.
“I said, ‘it’s over now, coach. I’m all the way in. I’m committed.’”
Seider is ranked as the country’s 140th-best offensive tackle prospect, the 204th-best overall prospect in the state of Florida and the 1,419th-best overall prospect in the class of 2015 according to 24/7 Sports’ composite rankings. Seider also holds offers from the Minnesota Golden Gophers, Ole Miss Rebels and South Florida Bulls, among others.