"I was surprised I got the offer," Stocker said. "I haven't really talked with them often. I was just really surprised."
Stocker (6'1, 185 lbs.), who claims 17 total offers, insists the Mountaineers could still find themselves in the running for his services despite their late offer.
"I'm still keeping my process open," Stocker explained. "So I'm still interested in them. The process is still early for me. I should have a top five by the summertime."
The Scout.com three-star prospect has some familiarity with the Mountaineers. His Coatesville Area High team routinely camps at West Virginia in the summer which has provided him the opportunity to receive an up-close view of the Mountaineers.
"We got to team camp up there often," Stocker said. "I can remember the practice area and the stadium. I can remember the weight room was being built."
When Stocker does begin the process of outlining which programs could be potential landing spots, he'll examine both on-field and off-field benefits. With West Virginia utilizing multiple defensive backs, it has at least one area covered.
"I think I can bring leadership onto the field," Stocker said. "I am an athlete and versatile and can play any position. At West Virginia I think I could do good."
Stocker plans to visit a variety of programs this summer, though no dates are confirmed.