Crucial Visits

As we inch closer to Signing Day 2014, the magnitude of this recruiting cycle increases. This weekend proves that notion to be accurate, with the West Virginia coaching staff hosting a small, yet vital list of visitors.

The West Virginia coaching staff is set to host an important group of visitors this weekend, hoping to solidify the remaining pieces for the class of 2014. BlueGoldNews.com breaks the upcoming visitors, their recruitment, and where the Mountaineers stand heading down the homestretch.

Recruit: Kenderius Whitehead
Position: Defensive End
BGN Breakdown: A former three-star recruit in the class of 2012, Whitehead committed to North Carolina State out of high school before eventually making his way to Georgia Military College.

West Virginia appears to be the front-runner for Whitehead, due in large part because of his relationship with Mountaineer assistant Tony Gibson. Just last season, Gibson plucked Mario Alford and Brandon Golson from GMC.

At 6-4 and 220 pounds, Whitehead is a rush edge who uses a combination of strength and speed to harass quarterbacks -- and the West Virginia coaches believe he could be a gem in this class. An announcement could soon follow this weekend's visit.

Recruit: Yodny Cajuste
Position: Defensive Line / Offensive Line
BGN Breakdown: Having arguably the most intriguing recruitment of any prospect in the class of 2014, Cajuste plans to make his way to West Virginia this weekend.

Cajuste, 6-foot-6, 270 pound, former basketball player, has only played football for one full season. He recently proclaimed both West Virginia and Florida as his leaders, however, after visiting the Gators last weekend, Cajuste will still visit the Mountaineers. Despite not having officially offered yet, that could happen this weekend, potentially leading to a commitment. His former high school coach, Damon Cogdell, recently transitioned to the Mountaineers coaching staff.

His overall recruitment appears to be heating up late, though. In what' been a whirlwind couple of weeks, Cajuste has received an offer from Syracuse, who would like him to visit just prior to signing day.

Check back for continued updates with both prospects immediately following their official visits.


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