Game of Thrones

Imhotep (Pa.) defensive back Nyeem Thrones returned to Morgantown for this second time this past Saturday, this time to take in the Mountaineers' Spring Game. How did the two visits compare?

Nyeem Thrones, who first visited West Virginia in March, returned this past Saturday to take in the Mountaineers' Gold-Blue spring game. While the two visit dates weren't far apart, they both offered different opportunities to see what the Mountaineers had to offer.

"Well, I loved this trip," Thrones said. "This was my second time down, so I had already seen everything. But there wasn't anyone around because they were on spring break. This time I got to experience the atmosphere with everyone there, and I loved it."

While on the visit Thrones was able to speak personally with the WVU coaches, specifically his lead recruiter, Brian Mitchell. While the relationship between the two is just forming, Thrones admits he's quite fond of the Mountaineers' cornerbacks coach.

"I was able to speak with all the coaches, and they acted like they really wanted me there," he said. "I also talked with Coach Mitchell. He's just a great guy. We speak often and it's not just about football -- and that's what I like. I can speak with him about everything else."

Even though the 5-foot-9, 170 pound defensive back left the visit without an offer, Thrones believes one could be right around the corner. The WVU coaches are expected to visit him this coming week after a staff meeting on all the prospects in attendance this past Saturday.

"Right now, Coach Mitchell said there's a couple guys on their board they've offered that they're waiting on," Thrones said. "I just have to wait and see. But I believe everything sounded good as of right now."

Meanwhile, Thrones received his first offer last week from Temple. And with increased interest from WVU and other schools, his recruitment could grow quickly. He plans to visit as many schools this summer for camps and showcase his abilities.

"I'm camping at several places this summer -- Pitt, Penn St. and West Virginia that I know of. "But I really want to get to WVU again so I can see the coaches."

Thrones doesn't have a set timeline to make a decision. Instead, he wants to weigh all his options and let the process work itself out.

"I'm just going to take everything as it goes," he said. "My biggest thing is I don't want to make the wrong decision. I feel like once I make a commitment I want to be done with the process."

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