Rick commits to Mountaineers

Morgantown, WV — The Mountaineers earned several versatile, athletic commitments with recruits like S/WR, Ricky Johns and WR, Mike Harley.  Harley hails from Florida where he plays for the national powerhouse St. Tomas Aquinas, a team that has some of the most talented players in the country like WR, Trevon Grimes (Ohio State commit) and junior standout Al Blades Jr. 

Playing  amongst the best not only helped Harley hone his skills, but it also gave him the opportunity to display his talents on ESPN earlier this season against Bishop Gorman.  He’s earned a 4-star rating and is considered the most highly anticipated playmaker in West Virginia’s class of 2017.   Although he might be the best incoming athlete for the Mountaineers, it’s important not to overlook the potential of Ricky Johns. 

Just take a look at Ricky’s Hudl highlight reel and you’ll see a sure-handed, 6’3” wide receiver with a 32-inch vertical that’s bound to inspire fear in any defense that has to defend him in the red zone.  Ricky also plays safety and will be a formidable defensive back for the Mountaineers should they decide his talents are more fitting on the other side of the ball.

Ricky Johns


Hometown: Lansdale, PA

School: North Penn Senior

Position: ATH

Height: 6’3”

Weight: 185 lbs

Rating: 3-Star

Highlights from our interview with Ricky 

Q: Who’s your biggest influence when it comes to football?

A: “My biggest influence I would I say is my father”

Q: What made you choose West Virginia over other schools?

A: “WVU was my first school to offer me and they have a great football program and facilities”

Q: Have you decided what you’d like to major in at West Virginia in the fall?

A: “I’m planning to major in athletic training”

Q: Outside of school and football, what do you like to do in your free time?

A: “Spending time with family and friends”

You can follow Ricky on Twitter @ricky_johns8

Featured Image: By en:User:Cmcginni [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

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