Shriner Firm With Mountaineers

Oviedo (Fla.) defensive lineman Alec Shriner has been committed to West Virginia since last June, and his official visit this past weekend confirmed his decision to become a Mountaineer.

Among the crowded list of official visitors this past weekend was longtime West Virginia commit Alec Shriner.

The 6-foot-3, 281-pound Oviedo (Fla.) standout used his visit to cement his plans to become a Mountaineer and learn more about his future home.

“The visit just went great, absolutely awesome,” Shriner said. “It was great to talk with all of the guys who have been committed. But it was more than that. I don’t think there’s anything quite like the West Virginia fan base. I mean it’s a great atmosphere and city to live in.”

Having been on campus before, Shriner wasn’t sure this trip would showcase anything he hadn’t seen. However, it provided the opportunity to see more of a campus lifestyle with his future teammates.

“It was somewhat different being able to hang out with the current commits,” Shriner said. “Being able to talk and spend time with them. Also being able to see the school life with the kids on campus. Just being able to talk to all the guys and find a future roommate was a big deal for me.”

Shriner wasn’t just surrounded by recruits who’ve already pledged to the Mountaineers. Among the lengthy list of recruits in town were those still looking for their future home.

“That part was really good,” Shriner laughed. “We pushed them to commit to West Virginia, I’ll say that. We’ll see what happens going forward.”

Shriner will play in the USA National football game next week and will officially sign with West Virginia on Signing Day, which is Wednesday, Feb. 4.

He wanted to make one message clear, though.

“I’m a Mountaineer.”

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