Forward, Guard, Recap WVU Visit

West Virginia men's basketball coach Bob Huggins and his staff hosted two prospects this past weekend. Did the football teams surprising upset over Oklahoma State impact their recruitment efforts?

The Mountaineers played host to two talented prospects this past weekend, trying to secure their foundation for years to come.

Class of 2017 forward A.J. Youngman visited the Mountaineers for the first time. The 6-foot-7 wingman from Thomas Nelson (KY) High School took a visit to the practice facility on Friday night, then took in the football game on Saturday.

"I came in on Friday night and went to the basketball facility and worked out," Youngman said.

"On Saturday, we went to the football game, which was an unbelievable atmosphere," he continued. "With all the tailgaters, nice people and how loud it was at the game. I had a really great time."

While on the visit, Youngman was informed of an official offer from the Mountaineers. It was the perfect ending to a great trip for the athletic forward.

"It's awesome," he said about the offer. "I'm really happy about it because I love it there. The coaches, the players, the facilities -- everything is just great.

West Virginia is the second offer for Youngman, joining Northern Kentucky.

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Covington (KY) point guard James Bolden made his first trip to West Virginia. The 5-foot-11, 160 pound, class of 2015 prospect was extremely impressed with the visit.

"The visit was great overall, and I had a ton of fun," said Bolden, who is entering his junior season at Holmes High School. "There was no best part, I loved everything. I liked the atmosphere, too.

Ranked as the 25th best point guard in the class of 2015 by Scout.com, Bolden is quick to exploit gaps and get to the hoop.

Bolden claims an offer from Xavier. In addition to West Virginia, he is receiving heavy interest from Cincinnati, Purdue, Butler, Ohio and Dayton among others.


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