Atmosphere Reigns

Dunbar High (Baltimore) quarterback William Crest was one of a handful of visitors who recently took in West Virginia's first spring practice of the year. Following that visit, Crest spoke about the trip and his recruitment.

While not his first visit to West Virginia, Dunbar High (Baltimore) quarterback William Crest admitted this trip was a bit different.

"The visit went well," Crest said. "I got to speak with the coaches and meet some new people. This time was different because I got to watch them practice and interact with the players some. Overall, I'd say it was a really good visit."

The 6-foot-2, 190-pound signal-caller says there are several factors as to why he's interested in the Mountaineers, who have been recruiting him for some time.

"Well, the atmosphere itself is what's pulling me," Crest said. " The coaches and players are great. I would even say the whole organization and how it's ran. But the atmosphere is a huge thing."

What exactly is so intriguing about the atmosphere at West Virginia?

"It's just me," Crest laughed. "I like that country setting. It's just so beautiful there and lovely. It's just a really cool place."

While Crest has built a strong relationship with the West Virginia coaches, it was a new acquaintance he met while on the visit that gave him a good vibe.

"I spoke with Ricky (West Virginia 2014 wide receiver commit, Ricky Rogers)," he said. "I've seen him a couple of times at games but it was the first time actually meeting him. We actually sat down, talked, and looked at what West Virginia does for us. He plays wide receiver and I play quarterback so that relationship there could work."

Currently, Crest hold nine offers. And while he he feels strongly about WVU, he's also paying attention to other schools and learning as much as he can.

"I'm just taking it slow," Crest said. "I say this a lot, but, when I commit is when I commit. I don't have a set date or time but when I commit it's over."

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