Braun Thrilled With WVU Progress

Three-star West Virginia commitment Jeff Braun is one of many recruits who had to wait through an uncomfortable process to see who the new coach would be for the Mountaineers, however the outcome of the coaching search made him as excited as every to come to Morgantown. Read on to find out what Braun had to say about the latest at WVU.

Jeff Braun, a 6-foot-4, 300-pound defensive tackle from Winter Mills High School in Westminster, Md., has been committed to West Virginia for a long, long time, but with the recent coaching changes at the university we decided to get in touch with him and see how firm he was on his commitment. After talking with Braun, it is apparent that he is as solid as a recruit can be.

"Coach (Chris) Beatty came to the house today to meet with me and was a really nice guy," Braun said. "I was original recruited by Head Coach Bill Stewart, so him getting the head coaching job actually reassured me I had made the right decision and was firm with West Virginia. I thought it was a great hire because he is a great guy, has a focus on life after football and has a ton of knowledge and experience. I'm very excited to be playing for a guy with his kind of coaching style."

Braun was just as impressed with the Mountaineer's performance in the Fiesta Bowl as the rest of the country.

"I think the Fiesta Bowl showed you how much players can take over a game," Braun explained. "I mean, Coach Stewart is the glue that holds the team together, but watching them play there they just seemed to play so much faster. I loved that game, it was so fun to watch because it's such an explosive offense. I can't wait to watch Noel Devine from the sidelines because I've never seen a person that fast. He doesn't even need to slow down in and out of his cuts. When you add Patrick White to that equation you have a nasty tandem.

Braun had 56 tackles, two sacks, three pass breakups and a forced fumble on defense this season. He also shifted inside to play center on offense. He will play nose tackle at West Virginia and could see early playing time according to the coaching staff.

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