Macon makes his pledge

The West Virginia Mountaineers landed a big commitment from four-star power forward Elijah Macon.

The West Virginia Mountaineers felt back in August of 2009 that they had one of the best players in the class of 2012 locked up when Elijah Macon committed to the school. Unfortunately they then lost the commitment as Macon opened up his recruitment, but almost two years later he is back home at West Virginia.

"I just committed," Macon texted Scout.com on Friday evening.

The commitment comes at the start of his official visit to the school. This is the second commitment for Macon to the Mountaineers, but this one is going to be final.

According to Macon, West Virginia was just the perfect place for him.

"They have everything I look for in a college," said Macon. "It is a college town, great coaches, and the conference is very good. The recruiting was cool, but this was the perfect fit."

Most kids who de-commit from a school don't end up going back and picking that same school again, but Macon did. He says that wasn't the plan to come back to West Virginia, but after expereinecing the recruiting process he just felt it was right.

"I didn't really think I would end up back at West Virginia," said Macon. "The reason I de-committed was to see what other schools felt about me. It wasn't that I was looking to go back, but West Virginia was just the best place for me."

Macon is a native of Columbus, Ohio, but he now is attending Huntington (WV) Prep in order to improve on the floor as well as solidify his grades off the floor. That is a process that Macon says is going very well.

Currently Macon is the No. 64 prospect in the nation, and he is the first commitment for the Mountaineers in the 2012 class.


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