WVU In Pursuit Of ACC Commit

West Virginia appears to be in line to receive an official visit from a Scout.com four-star running back currently committed elsewhere.

Despite having two running backs verbally committed for the class of 2015, West Virginia isn’t shying away from more additions at the position.

The Mountaineers appear to be in line to receive an official visit from four-star running back Mark Walton, who is committed to Miami (FL).

Walto (5-9, 182 lbs.), confirmed to BlueGoldNews.com that he will officially visit the Mountaineer campus, though an exact date has yet to be scheduled.

“Yes, I will visit West Virginia,” Walton confirmed. “I’m not sure of the actual date yet but it’s in the works.”

Walton chose the hometown Hurricanes almost one year ago over offers from Georgia, Florida State, Auburn, Tennessee and Louisville, among others. He was initially expected to be a member of the class of 2016, but in mid-June it was announced he had reclassified and would become a member of this year's class.

Earlier this year in an interview with Scout.com, Walton was mentioned by West Virginia commit Jovon Durante, a close friend, as one prospect he was trying to recruit to join him in Morgantown. He noted an explosive offense as a prime reason to visit the Mountaineers.

"They [WVU] have a great offense and use their backs well," Walton said. "I could showcase my talents there."

This season Walton carried the offensive workload for his Booker T. Washington (FL) squad. He ran 152 times for 1,318 yards and 23 touchdowns and accounted for another four scores through the air.

Scout.com rates Walton the No. 23 running back in the country and the 165th best overall prospect in the nation.


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