"When we got there, we got a walking tour of all the facilities," said DeAndre Scott of Governor Thomas Johnson High School. "They took us through the history of the program, and we went through all of the displays. Then we had an academics presentation, and then went down to the weight room.
"Next, we had a meeting with Coach Stewart. He and the coaches visited with all of the recruits. They told us about what to expect if you choose WVU as you college, and what you can expect to get out of your time there.
"Next, we went on the field for the pre-game, then went up in the stands to watch the game. That was amazing. Afterward, we got to tour the locker room, and heard Coach Stewart again. The we got to talk with some of the assistant coaches. I talked to Coach Casteel, who is the recruiting coordinator for my area. He talked to several of us."
Scott's experience was fairly typical for a game day at West Virginia, but he was nonetheless impressed with everything he saw. He has been to the WVU campus before, both with friends and on another trip to take in a spring practice, but he had no negatives to share about the experience. He proclaimed the campus "excellent" and hopes to have more chances to visit in the future.
Scott currently has offers from Navy and Central Michigan, and notes that he is preparing a tape of highlights from the first three games of his senior season. Several schools, including West Virginia, want to see that tape to evaluate his most recent play, and Scott believes they will be pleased with what they see.
"I think I have improved a lot on defense, and when they see my film, I think they will be surprised," he said. "West Virginia hasn't talked with me a lot about which side of the ball they are looking at me for, but I think they like me on defense. They have been talking with my coach some, and they told me they are really interested in me, and that they were happy I came down for the game."
Scott hopes that his play earns him an offer from some of the many schools that are recruiting him. He has played three games through his senior season, and has been productive on both sides of the ball. At wide receiver, he has 10 catches for approximately 150 yards and two scores, while his defensive back stats show 15 tackles and four interceptions.
"I am enjoying the [recruiting] process," he said. "I would like to get more offers, and I think I may wait it out and see what happens. I was planning on making an announcement on Senior Night (my last home game) but now I might go to December or even further."
Scott was accompanied on his trip by three teammates – all underclassmen. Wayne Shultz, Eugene German and Tony Dowdy of the Frederick, Mary., school checked out West Virginia's win as well.