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                                        - Disclaimer -
The information listed below on potential WCU recruits is provided for informational purposes only for the target audience of this site.  It has been gathered from many recruiting sites (rivals, 247, verbal commits, NC Preps, etc.)  and consolidated here.  

Notice - The NCAA prohibits WCU boosters from contacting potential WCU recruits to encourage them to attend Western Carolina. To do so is a recruiting violation.

This prohibition includes all manner of electronic communication.  Please do no contact these individuals.  Read the information provided at the end of this article for more information on this subject.  



 - Football -

WCU Football - Class of 2018


CONSIDERING WESTERN CAROLINA
WR   E J Pride   -   Suwanee, GA   -   Collins, HS   -   5'11"  175 lbs
RB   Bryce Thompson   -   Irmo, SC   -   Dutch Fork HS   -   6'0"  180 lbs
TE   Dane Saltarelli  -  Largo, FL  - Clearwater Central Catholic School  - 6'5"  218 lbs
DE   Ryan Matz   -   Denver, NC   -   East Lincoln HS   -   6'4"  235 lbs
DE    Ryan Blackstone   -   Newnan, GA   -  The Hertiage School   -   6'4"  240 lbs
LB   Lunden Bailey   -   Buford, GA   -   Buford HS   -   6'1"  205 lbs



OFFERED BY WESTERN CAROLINA
ATH  Bryson Godfrey   -   Taylorsville, NC   -   Alexander-Central   -   5'11"  175 lbs  (5-24-17)
OB    Dylan Hopkins   -    Maryville, TN   -   Maryville HS  - 6'3" 200 lbs    (3-4-17)
QB    Zac Montgomery  -   Oxford, MS   -   Oxford HS   -   6'0"   180 lbs
RB    Tyler Price   -   Montgomery, AL   -   Montogomery Catholic   -   5'8"   202 lbs   (4-25-17)
RB    Marcel Murray   -   Hiram, GA   -   Hiram HS   -   5'10"  210 lbs  (5-16-17)
RB    DJ Atkins   -   Hogansville, GA   -   Calloway HS   -   5'9"  160 lbs  (5-21-17)
WR   Cam Blakely   -   Knoxville, TN   -   Knoxville Catholic   -   6'5"  191 lbs  (3-7-17)
WR   Brandon Collins   -   Knoxville, TN   -   Farragut   -    6'2"   -   195 lbs  (3-30-17)
WR   Keyshawn Helton   -   Tallahassee, FL   -   West Florida Tech   -   5'8"   150 lbs  (5-23-17)
S       Nicario Harper    -   East Point, GA   -   Tri-Cities HS   -   5'11"  180 lbs
S       Jamison Collier   -   Snellville, GA  -   Brookwood HS   -   6'3"  190 lbs
S       Keyon Helton   -   Pensacola, FL   -   West Florida Tech   -   6'1"  180 lbs  (3-5-17)
S      Jalyn Phillips   -   Lawarnceville, GA   -   Archer   -   6'1"  190 lbs
S      Devlin Olawumi, Jr   -   Atlanta, GA   -   Westlake HS   -   6'0"  193 lbs   (5-24-17)
DT   Deporess Schletty   -   Alpharetta, GA   -   Alpharetta HS   -   6'3"  276 lbs
DT   Zaid Hamdan   -   Mason, OH   -   Wm Mason HS   -   6'0"  270 lbs (5-10-17)
LB   Jalen Rayam  -  Alabaseter, AL   -   Thompson HS   -   6'2"  220 lbs
CB   Eddie "EJ" Thomas   -   Atlanta, GA   -   Carver HS   -   6'1"  170 lbs  (5-17-17)
CB   Blain Gibson   -   Atlanta, GA   -    BEST Academy   -   6'0"  162 lbs (5-18-17)
CB   Dwayne White, Jr   -   Powder Springs, GA   -   McEachern HS   -   5'11"  175 lbs  (5-18-17)
CB   Malcolm Strickland   -   Atlanta, GA   -   Westminster HS   -   5'10"  175 lbs  (5-21-17)


COMMITTED TO WESTERN CAROLINA





WCU Football - Class of 2019



CONSIDERING WESTERN CAROLINA
LS   Kevin Thompson   -   Rock Hill, SC   -   Northwestern HS   -   5'11"  200 lbs


OFFERED BY WESTERN CAROLINA
S       Jalyn Phillips   -   Lawrenceville, GA   -   Archer HS   -   6'1"  190 lbs
CB   Brandon Spencer    -   Marietta, GA   -   LHS   -    5'11"  165 lbs  (5-22-17)


COMMITTED TO WESTERN CAROLINA



(Please contact us with updated information or tips, post a comment below)





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- Basketball -


CONSIDERING WESTERN CAROLINA
SG   Tre Turner   -   Greensboro, NC   -  Northwest Guilford   -  6'3"  175 lbs 
SF   Tyler Smith   -   Cary, NC   -   Panther Creek HS   -   6'6"   -

OFFERED BY WESTERN CAROLINA
PF   Duncan DeMuth   -   Seminole, FL   -   Seminole HS   -    6'7"
SF   K.J. Buffen   -   Gainesville, GA   -   Gainesville HS   -   6'6"   194 lbs
SF   Isaiah Bigelow   -   Greensboro, NC   -   Smith HS   -   6'3"
SF   DJ Myers   -   Raleigh, NC   -   Neuse Baptist Christian - 6'5"  185 lbs
SG   Tre' 'Tre' Turner   -   Greensboro, NC   -   Northwest Guildford HS   -   6'3"  175 lbs
SG   David Pierce   -   Saint Petersburg, FL   -   Gibbs HS   -   6'2"  200 lbs
PG   Trey McGowens   -   Piedmont, SC   -   Wren HS   -   6'1"   160 lbs
PG   Malik Johnson   -   Fayetteville, NC   -    Terry Samford HS   -   6'1"  185 lbs (5-20-17)
C      Jaylan Gainey   -   Greensboro, NC   -   Smith HS   -   6'9"


Committed to another school ---------
PG   Rechon Black   -  Concord, NC   -  Concord HS   -   6'6"  170 lbs (committed to UNC-CH)


COMMITTED TO WESTERN CAROLINA
SG  Josh Cottrell  - Hayesville, NC  -  Hayesville HS   -  6'2"  



(Please contact us with updated information or tips, post a comment below)


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WCU Men's Basketball - Class of 2019

CONSIDERING WESTERN CAROLINA


OFFERED BY WESTERN CAROLINA
F     Joey Baker  -   Fayetteville, NC   -    Trinity Christian HS   -    6'7"   180 lbs
SF   D.J. Burns   -   Rock Hill, SC   -   York Prep. Academy   -   6'9"
SF   Max Martz   -   Upper Arlington, OH   -   Upper Arlington HS   -   6'5"
G    Fletcher Abee   -   Morganton, NC   -   Freedome HS   -   6'3"  163 lbs  (5-2-17)

COMMITTED TO WESTERN CAROLINA



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- Baseball - 



WCU Baseball - Class of 2018


CONSIDERING WESTERN CAROLINA



OFFERED BY WESTERN CAROLINA



COMMITTED TO WESTERN CAROLINA
OF    Madson Adkins     -   Williamstown, WV   -   Williamstown   -   5'8"  150 lbs
1B    Seth McAulay     -    Huntersville, NC   -   Davidson Day  -   6'1"   235 lbs



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- Women's Basketball - 



WCU Women's Basketball - Class of 2018


CONSIDERING WESTERN CAROLINA


OFFERED BY WESTERN CAROLINA


COMMITTED TO WESTERN CAROLINA





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- Women's Golf - 




Women Golf   - Class of 2018


CONSIDERING WESTERN CAROLINA


OFFERED BY WESTERN CAROLINA


COMMITTED TO WESTERN CAROLINA





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- Softball - 




WCU Women's Softball - Class of 2018


CONSIDERING WESTERN CAROLINA


OFFERED BY WESTERN CAROLINA


COMMITTED TO WESTERN CAROLINA
SS   Bailey Huneycutt  -   Oakeboro, NC   -   West Stanley HS   -



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- Women's Soccer - 




Women Soccer   - Class of 2018


CONSIDERING WESTERN CAROLINA


OFFERED BY WESTERN CAROLINA


COMMITTED TO WESTERN CAROLINA





For WCU Boosters

There's lots of misinformation out there about who the NCAA considers a "booster" (officially known as a representative of athletics interest).  Why is this important? The NCAA prohibits boosters from contacting recruits, and this includes all manner of electronic communication. To do so, is a recruiting violation.

Here are three important things to know about the NCAA definition of a booster:
1. A WCU season ticket holder is considered a booster.
2. Anyone who contacts a recruit to encourage that person to attend a particular university (i.e. Western Carolina) instantly becomes a booster of the university.
3. Once a person becomes a booster, they remain a booster forever.

The bottom line is that while fans are not by definition considered to be boosters, they turn into a booster the moment they contact a recruit by trying to influence the recruit to attend that school.

Message Boards:
WCU Boosters participating on a message board are not permitted to write, call, instant message, text, chat with, or e-mail a WCU prospect. Some think that it's okay to contact a prospect once they sign a National Letter of Intent. However, that signing does not change the fact he or she is still a prospect and all prohibitions against booster contact continue to apply until the prospect in enrolled as a student at Western Carolina.. Some people mistakenly think that because a person is not a graduate of the university (WCU) or a season ticket holder, it is okay for them to contact a prospect.

However, part of the NCAA's definition of a booster includes anyone who contacts a recruit on behalf of the institution. Therefore, as soon as someone on a message board e-mails or sends a message out to a recruit, they automatically become a booster and are subject to the NCAA rules prohibiting such contact.

Social Networking:
Boosters are not permitted to use social networking websites such as Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace to contact or otherwise attempt to correspond with prospects. This includes, but is not limited to using the inbox/e-mail feature, instant messaging, or direct messaging.

Bottom Line - Please don't make inappropriate contacts with "prospects" you find listed on this forum (or any other prospect, listed here or not).

8 comments:

  1. Kevin Thompson (2019) LS 5'11 200lbs. Considering WCU

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    1. Rock Hill, SC. Northwestern High School

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    2. Michael Amid a 6'7" AD from North Platt Community College has signed with us, as well as Desmond Johnson from Memphis

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  2. DE Ryan Matz - Denver, NC - East Lincoln HS - 6'4" 235 lbs (updated height and weight)

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