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West Virginia received a signing day confirmation on Wednesday, when Hillside HS (N.C.) four-star running back Donte Thomas-Williams committed -- and signed -- with the Mountaineers.

The wait is over for running back Donte Thomas-Williams, as committed to West Virginia during a press conference on Wednesday at Hillside HS (N.C.). He chose the Mountaineers over Florida State, Vanderbilt and North Carolina State.

"I will be taking my talents to West Virginia University," he said during the press conference, wherein he was nattily attired in a three-peice suit complete with leopard-skin bowtie.

Thomas-Williams, a 6-foot-1, 220-pound running back, is a major recruiting win for the Mountaineers, who didn't have a pledge secured at that spot in this year's class.

That fact proved to be crucial in the long run, according to Thomas-Williams.

"He told me I'm there No. 1 guy and that they really want me," Thomas-Williams said of West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen, following his visit in January. "He talked to me about how I would fit into the system.

"He also told me that he enjoying having there and that I was a great athlete. We talked about school and how important academics were, too."

Thomas-Williams is rated a four-star prospect by Scout.com, and the 26th best prospect at the running back position. His commitment was a soothing balm for Mountaineer fans accustomed to losing out on such Signing Day decisions in the past.


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