Even though West Virginia opened its football season this past weekend, it was a basketball visitor that received primary attention on the recruiting front.
Proviso East (Ill.) High School point guard Jevon Carter used an official visit to see West Virginia first hand. The rising senior left the Mountaineer campus with a great impression.
"The visit went really well," Carter said. "I loved it actually. It was one of the best experiences I've had. We went to the football game on Saturday, but left at halftime. I really enjoyed that. They definitely have great fan support."
"Both of those guys were really cool," Carter explained. "They both reminded me of myself. I was able to hang out with those guys a lot and we just hit it off well."
One intriguing aspect of the West Virginia program that appeals to Carter is the opportunity to play for head coach Bob Huggins. For Carter, he respects the aggressive approach displayed by the Mountaineers leader.
"Coach Huggs is straightforward and doesn't beat around the bush," he laughed. "If he has something to say he's just going to say it. But, you know, I really like that about him. I can respect that because he has the best interest of the players."
Earlier this month, Carter told BlueGoldNews.com he had a top three of West Virginia, Lehigh and LaSalle. After this past weekend's visit, the Mountaineers now stand alone at the top for his services.
"Right now, West Virginia is my No. 1," Carter proclaimed. "I'm not exactly sure of when I'm going to commit, though. I know I'm going to take a few more visits to some schools, but not exactly sure when or where. But West Virginia really, really impressed me."
Last season, Carter helped guide the Pirates to a fourth-place state finish, averaging 18 points per game.