West Virginia will play host to a group of visitors this weekend under the lights of Milan Puskar Stadium as the Mountaineers face Oklahoma State on Homecoming this Saturday night.
Commits Coming to Town
Another home weekend, another round of Mountaineer verbal commits coming to town. The usual mainstays – defensive end Reese Donahue, linebacker Logan Thimonsand offensive lineman Josh Sills are all expected to be in attendance. So too will 2017 commit Maverick Wolfley, who is also a regular.
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Glendora (Calif.) long snapper Damon Johnson will make the cross-country trip for his official visit to West Virginia.
Johnson, who received an offer from the Mountaineers in August, previously visited West Virginia and is excited to be back in the Mountain State.
“I’m looking forward to seeing WVU and everything they have to offer, Johnson told BlueGoldNews.
Over the last several weeks Johnson has been hearing from a flurry of new schools including Colorado, Colorado State and Nevada. The Mountaineers, however, appear to have the upper hand and could secure a commitment this weekend.
Decision Looming For Visitor
Aliquippa (Pa.) athlete Kaezon Pugh will make his way to West Virginia for the third time this season.
Pugh, who made the trip earlier this season for both Georgia Southern and Liberty, recently narrowed his list of schools down to three – West Virginia, Pittsburgh and Maryland and is anticipating on making a decision on October 19.
Could this final visit wrap things up for the Mountaineers?
Hoopin’ It Up
While it’s not expected to compete with the visitor list of two weeks ago – when the Mountaineers hosted, and eventually secured commitments from, Maciej Bender and Sagaba Konate – Bob Huggins and his staff will host two talented prospects.
All eyes will most likely be on class of 2017 Massillon (Oh.) four-star forward Kyle Young.
Rated the nation’s 17th best power forward, Young has collected early offers from Xavier, Akron, Miami-Ohio, Kent State and Toledo. After this weekend, however, it’s likely he adds West Virginia to the mix.
South Charleston (W.Va.) guard Brandon Knapper will make a return visit to West Virginia. The class of 2017 commit has frequently visited his future home and it expected to arrive on Saturday morning to take in the day’s festivities.