Earlier today, Ali Jennings committed to the Mountaineers officially by signing his letter of intent. Back in October, however, the Richmond Times-Dispatch ran a story about Highland Springs wideout Jennings. Then, the paper wrote that Jennings committed to the Mountaineers. And it quoted Jennings, “Honestly, WVU just felt right.” Jennings was not happy with the article. He never confirmed that pledge, and he was upset that the local paper broke his announcement before he was ready.
At 6-2, 186, Jennings is a big-bodied receiver with just as big a character. He is a three-star recruit in the 247Sports composite rankings. Jennings, from Highland Springs, Virginia is excited to visit the children at Ruby Memorial Hospital right across the street from his new home field. He even did so on his official visit this past weekend. Jennings seems as genuinely interested in giving his time to the people of West Virginia off the field as he does on it. In this way, Jennings will maintain an important Mountaineer tradition by giving back to fans and members of the close-knit West Virginia community.
Jennings’ decision marks the third wide receiver commitment of the class. He will join speedsters Winston Wright and Terence Dotson as incoming freshmen wideouts. West Virginia will begin the 2019 season with at least 12 receivers competing for playing time. And expect Jennings to make a serious run to make our five biggest surprises list in August.