The month of June has come and gone with 34 ESPN 300 commitments. Ohio State, Texas, Oregon and Oklahoma were the month’s big winners. While July will not see as many names come off the board, there are a number of decisions on deck that could prove to be impactful for a number of programs.
Here is a preview of five decisions that are sure to make headlines this month:
ESPN 300: No. 229
Lowe is one of seven quarterbacks in the ESPN 300 not currently committed. West Virginia is considered the favorite over Illinois, Arkansas State and North Carolina with Southern Mississippi, Houston and Memphis rounding out a final seven. The No. 6-ranked prospect in the State of Tennessee has college opportunities in baseball and football, and that could factor into his decision. The Mountaineers has been trending for the four-star signal -aller since an early June visit, and Dana Holgorsen has since added three talented wide receiver commits to help sell the opportunities in the future for the talented passer.
Prediction: West Virginia
WR Al’vonte Woodard
ESPN 300: No. 79
The nation’s No. 12-ranked receiver is set to announce his decision July 15 with Texas considered the heavy favorite over LSU, Ohio State, Ole Miss and Texas A&M. The Longhorns have been trending for months and this is one of those “must-win’ recruitments for Tom Herman to keep the positive momentum going. With three of the Lone Star State’s top-10 prospects already headed to Austin, picking up a commitment from No. 11 in the state would continue to build the momentum with fellow ESPN 300s D’Shawn Jamison, Brennan Eagles and Keondre Coburn scheduled to announce decisions in August. The Longhorns would continue to be on pace for a top-five class in Herman’s first year in Austin with a strong July and August.