As 2012's recruiting season draws to an end, many teams are getting started with 2013's recruiting.
The recruiting process is a lengthy one that often dominates the entirety of a player's senior year.
Though it's demanding for the athlete, the process is perhaps equally demanding for the college involved. They have to put their best pitch out there to a teenager who is often bombarded with similar pitches from other schools. No wonder many schools get started on the process months—sometimes up to a year—before the recruit has to commit.
For a West Virginia team coming off of a 10-3 season and a blowout victory in the Orange Bowl, they know that they are among the best teams in college football.
What's more, they have been consistently good, as they are one of only three FBS programs to win at least nine games in the past seven seasons.
There are only a few more pieces that the Mountaineers will need to put in place to reduce their losses and contend for a national championship.
Let's take a look at some of those top 2013 prospects that could take West Virginia football to the next level.