Crest Makes The Call

Baltimore (Md.) quarterback William Crest had placed West Virginia atop his list of favorites for months. The three-star decided to solidify that status and end his recruitment when he committed to the Mountaineers on Friday.

Crest, who is planning on attending WVU's Gold-Blue spring game on Saturday, has long since known the Mountaineers were a perfect fit. Known as an athletic, duel-threat quarterback, Crest has always believed WVU was a natural destination for him. And after weighting all options with his family, he decided to make his pledge -- and several factors led to his decision.

"For one, it's a college town," Crest said. "There is no professional team -- we are the professional team. Not only that it's like family there. It's a place I consider home. Outside of football I have a good opportunity with what I want to major in (sports medicine) and I just wanted to take the opportunity and be a part of it."

Almost a week ago, Crest had thought about plans to visit another school. After speaking with his parents, he decided to make the decision that made him feel most comfortable.

"I thought about going to North Carolina," he said. "But after talking to my parents they told me to do what made me feel most comfortable. They said I should go where I wanted to be, and that's going to West Virginia."

The 6-foot-4, 190 pound signal-caller now calls his recruitment "closed" and "preparing for the future" now that he's joined the Mountaineer family.

"This commitment is solid," Crest said. "All I'm doing this summer and from here on is working out and going to West Virginia for a couple camps. I'm just going to move forward from here and prepare myself for the next level at West Virginia."

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