New Mountaineer defensive coordinator Vic Koenning’s recruitment of Rashean Lynn began when Koenning was still at Troy with Head Coach Neal Brown. After accumulating eleven Power 5 offers, Lynn finally gave his commitment to Koenning after he and Coach Brown migrated to Morgantown. And just days after giving his commitment, Rashean Lynn signs his letter of intent to play football in West Virginia.
A big-framed 6’5 standout athlete, Lynn hails from Cocoa, Florida, and played receiver and safety in high school. The Mountaineers and Koenning, however, recruited Lynn for his defense. Lynn certainly used his height and hands well to win one-on-one battles at wide out. But Lynn also demonstrated solid coverage skills to complement sure tackling. More importantly, perhaps, Lynn is a “contact seeker,’ something Koenning openly demands out of his players.
That Lynn knows how to win the one-on-one battles will certainly help on the defensive side of the ball. The Mountaineers definitely look to improve their turnover margin in 2019. Koenning’s defenses thrive on opportunistic play. And having a backstop like Lynn will certainly help, especially against the larger-bodied receivers that schools like Oklahoma, Texas, and Iowa State typically employ. Expect Lynn to begin challenging for a spot in the secondary rotation early in his career as a result.