Juco DB excited about his commitment

Arthur Render is a talented defensive back prospect from Palomar College in California. Originally from Miami (Fla.) Northwestern, Render told Scout.com the latest.

"I committed to West Virginia on August 31st," Arthur Render said. "I am still committed to them and I'll be taking my official visit there on December 6th."

Render, 5-foot-11 and 180 pounds, talked about why he chose the Mountaineers.

"It's because of my relationship with Doc Holliday," he said. "He started recruiting me back when I was in high school and when he was coaching at Florida. He wasn't able to offer me at the time but when he got to West Virginia, he told Coach Stewart about me and then they offered me."

Render's had a chance to talk to West Virginia's head coach a few times.

"I've talked to Coach Stewart a few times," he said. "He was saying how I could play right away. They want me as a bandit, like a cross between a corner and a safety. I play both out here."

The talented defensive back prospect claims that West Virginia was one of five offers he had.

"I also had offers from Kansas State, Middle Tennessee, Baylor, and Oklahoma State," he said. "I'm still talking to a few other coaches about possibly taking some visits."

So, despite the commitment to the Mountaineers, Render is still considering a few other visits.

"I might visit Oregon and Auburn," he said. "I've been talking to Eddie Gran and he wants me to come down to check out the school and everything. I gotta get back in touch with him about that. We have a bye week this week so I might get down there this weekend, I'm not sure yet."

Despite the possibility of taking other visits, Render said his commitment won't change.

"I'm sticking to my commitment," he said. "I'm real solid with them. I can't wait to get up there. They said Eugene Smith just committed yesterday and one of his receivers. I know (former Miami Northwestern teammate) Daquan (Hargrett) is committed there. Everything's looking good."

Render said he hopes to finish up the necessary school work in the next few weeks so he can graduate in December. He'll have three years to play two. His team will start the playoffs next week.

"I have two interceptions and a bunch of big hits this season," he said. "I can't wait to start the playoffs. It looks like we'll probably play El Camino and that'll be good."

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