On The Move

West Virginia's latest football verbal commitment has some key attributes that should make him an excellent fit in the Mountaineers' Air Raid offense.

Amanii Brown is a versatile offensive lineman who can both pass block and get to the perimeter in the run game. He believes those talents will help him adjust quickly when he comes to West Virginia in 2014.

"I can pass block really well, so WVU's offense suits, me, but I'm really good pulling too," the well-spoken senior told BlueGoldNews.com. "I'm working on getting faster, and that helps me get out and block. I think that's one of the best things about my game."

It's not the only thing, however. Brown has manned all three offensive line positions during his career -- a fact that will also help his transition.

"I've been snapping the ball for a long time, and I've played center and guard a lot, so I am very comfortable with those positions," he said. "I think I can play tackle too, and that's where I'm going to be playing this year [for Morgantown]. That will be good experience, and it will help me a lot."

While Brown admits to liking the interior offensive line a bit better, he said he has no objection to playing tackle, and that he's just happy to get an offer and make a commitment. It took him a very short time to consider and accept West Virginia's offer, and he's excited to be attending his childhood favorite.

"It's great that Stone Wolfley just committed there yesterday," Brown added. "He's one of my best friends, and knowing that we'll be playing together is just great."

Brown was receiving interest from UTEP, Cincinnati, Florida State, Cincinnati and Akron as well as West Virginia, but when the offer came from the Mountaineers he knew that he wanted to end the process.

"Recruiting is long and can be tiring, and I did want to get it done before the start of my senior season so I could enjoy it," he said. "That was a big reason in deciding early [along with the hometown favorite status]. It did make it a little easier that I could jump in the car and visit in about ten minutes, but this is where I want to be."

Brown plans to major in sports marketing or something sports related so that he can keep his hands in athletics after his playing days are over, but those are just getting started. He anticipates no problems with qualifying.

2014 WVU Football Recruiting Class

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