McKivitz High On WVU After Visit

Belmont (Ohio) offensive lineman Colton McKivitz continued his spring visit tour. On Tuesday, he made a stop at West Virginia, a program responsible for his most recent offer.

Arguably one of the hottest prospects on the recruiting scene is offensive lineman Colton McKivitz.

Over the course of the last several weeks, the Union Local High product has earned offers from West Virginia, Marshall, Kent State, Toledo and Akron.

Continuing his tour of visiting schools in close proximity, McKivitz visited West Virginia on Tuesday.

"The visit went well," McKivitz said. "I would probably rate it an 8.5 or 9. The feeling I got from the coaches and how excited they were to have me visit again. It was just a feeling I had."

"When we got there we shook hands with Coach (Dana) Holgorsen," McKivitz continued, describing his visit. "Then we met a few of the coaches on staff. We went on a tour of the academic buildings and went out to eat. When we came back in we went to practice and meetings."

While being a participant in team meetings, McKivitz came away impressed at the nature of how things are ran.

"It's definitely big-boy football," McKivitz laughed. "It was pretty cool and neat experience how a Big 12 team works and such a prestigious school as WVU works. So that was pretty cool to see how they run things."

McKivitz (6-7, 275 lbs.), spent the majority of his time with his recruiting coach, Ron Crook.

"I spent a good amount of time with Coach Crook," he said. "I was able to have lunch with him. We got to spend a good amount of time with both him and Holgorsen. It was great being around them."

In the last couple of weeks, McKivitz visited both Marshall and Akron. However, the visit to West Virginia proved to be more memorable.

"Well, for one if was a bigger school," McKivitz said. "The level is a lot higher and you get into the Big 12 and WVU. There's not much comparison."

Moving forward McKivitz plans to keep his options open and continue researching potential schools who could win his services. However, his visit to West Virginia will likely keep the Mountaineers in the running until the end.

"I'm taking the whole thing in and feel the experience," McKivitz said. "I'm also feeling the ones who will be a great fit for me. West Virginia is definitely one of my high choices."

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