The Plains (Ohio) quarterback Joey Burrow has witnessed his recruitment skyrocket over the last several weeks.
"At first I was very surprised, because they haven't watched my throw yet," Burrow said. "They said they wanted to but then I got an offer from Cincinnati the day before. Maybe that enticed them to offer me but it was kind of surprising."
"They visited me at school a while back," he continued. "Before then, though, we've been messaging over twitter and emailing. I finally gave Coach Dawson a call and he let me know about the offer."
Burrow, 6-foot-4, 190 pounds, is hoping to become more familiar with West Virginia. While his familiarity with the program may be minimal, he's aware of the offensive genius reputation surrounding Mountaineer head coach Dana Holgorsen.
"I know all about their offense and Coach Holgorsen's system," Burrow explained. "Most people think I'm just a pocket quarterback but I can run as well. I'm pretty athletic, I like to think."
Several elements will prove crucial when narrowing his list of suitors down. And though he's hoping to find a program that suits his offensive skill set, that's not likely to be the final determining factor.
"I wouldn't say I'm looking for a specific type of offense," Burrow said. "I'm looking more if I like the coach and the campus and how the program is put together."
Burrow, who plans to visit the Mountaineers on Feb. 22 for junior day, also plans to visit during the spring.
"I'm definitely going to come down to a spring practice at West Virginia. I'll probably also visit a spring practice at West Virginia."