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Jalen Gee has been coming to West Virginia games since his freshman year of high school so it's no surprise that the Mountaineers sit atop his list of favorites. Might a pending visit be enough to seal the deal for this outstanding Maryland athlete?

"I am coming back on July 30 for their camp," Jalen Gee said of his WVU plans. "I've been coming down to West Virginia since I was a freshman, and I've gotten really close with the coaches. I've been talking with Coach Casteel for a long time, and now I've gotten very close with Coach Roberts. We talk a lot, and I just have a really good family feeling with all of them."

West Virginia remains Gee's favorite, but he had mentioned a possible camp trip to Virginia Tech to gauge further interest. That trip did not materialize, however, as his summer AAU basketball schedule intervened. With those events winding down, he chose to get to WVU with this last chance, where he is anticipating a showcase for his skills.

"I'm going to do all the drills, and I want to show everybody what I can do in person," he said. "I want to show all of the coaches that I am made for West Virginia. There is a chance I could commit this weekend. It's sort of a feel thing, and if I think the time is right. I'll be honest with you, when I went to games at West Virginia I got goosebumps going through the tunnel. The atmosphere there is great, and everyone there is like a family."

If Gee does make WVU his choice, he's not set on one position. While he's rated as a three-star prospect at wide receiver by, he would have no aversion in switching sides of the ball.

"I play defense too, so I would have no problems with being either a defensive back or a wide receiver," he said. "I might be a little better on offense right now, but I will play on either side, wherever they need me."

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