A small group of prospects got an up-close view of one of the biggest upsets this season, watching West Virginia upend Oklahoma State this past Saturday. With an inspired crowd creating an energized atmosphere, all recruits felt the excitement in the stadium.
A trio of 2015 prospects from Hubbard (OH) HS, L.J. Scott, Brennan Wassil and Brandan Rivers, made the trip to West Virginia this past weekend. Scott and Wassil were also in attendance earlier this month to watch the Mountaineers defeat Georgia State. With a different talent level of opponent, both agreed the excitement level was high.
"The trip went really, really good," said Scott, a four-star running back prospect. "It was actually really sweet, man. Lots of excitement."
Wassil, a strong-armed quarterback, shared the same sentiment.
"It was awesome again," Wassil said. "I was very impressed with that win. It's a great place and I love it."
Buchtel (OH) HS defensive end Anthony Clark is not stranger to Mountaineer Field, and he found his way back this past weekend.
Clark, 6-foot-4, 250 pound athletic, rush end, has had the Mountaineers as a top school for much of his recruitment.
Strongsville (OH) punter Nolan Ross picked a perfect weekend to make his first ever trip to West Virginia. And while the experience on campus was exhilarating, it was the trip into town that stood out to the special teams ace.
"It was incredible and awesome," Ross proclaimed. "I've never experienced a college game with so much tradition and crazy fans."
"The drive in was beautiful, too, he continued. "All the mountains and scenery, and the campus was nice, too."
Local product Billy Kinney, a placekicker from Morgantown HS, also made his way across town to witness the action. The teammate of Mountaineer commitments Stone Wolfley and Amanii Brown, Kinney is known for his strong leg and above-average accuracy.