WVU Recruiting: Defensive Pursuit

With less than two weeks left until the beginning of football's signing period, West Virginia plans to welcome a significant group of official visitors this weekend. On the list of attendees are two defensive standouts presently committed elsewhere.

West Virginia is making a late push for two defensive linemen that have given their pledges to other programs – and both plan to visit the Mountaineers this weekend.

Mooresville (N.C.) defensive end Chazmyn Turner will take an official visit to West Virginia this weekend.

The 6-foot-5, 240-pound standout committed to Purdue in early December over offers from East Carolina, Virginia and Georgia State.

“Yes, I will be taking an official visit to WVU,” Turner confirmed to BlueGoldNews.com. “I’m excited about making the visit.”

Following his trip to Morgantown Turner could visit Virginia Tech, as the Hokies are making a late push in his recruitment, too.

Scout.com ranks Turner a three-star prospect and the No. 136 defensive end in the country.

West Virginia has also been involved with Jacksonville (Fla.) defensive tackle Kahlil Welsh, who will also be in town.

Welsh, 6-foot-3, 273-pound defensive tackle, is committed to Wake Forest but has witnessed his stock rise since the recruiting dead period ended. He plans to visit Florida on January 30th.

In addition to West Virginia, Welsh holds offers from Florida, Florida International and Wake Forest.

West Virginia currently has four defensive lineman committed in the class of 2015 – Larry Jefferson, Xavier Pegues, Adam Shuler and Alec Shriner. Jefferson has already enrolled at WVU and will practice with the team this spring. The Mountaineers have been in search of a replacement for Robert Landers who flipped his commitment to Ohio State last month.

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