West Virginia Will Host Several Football Prospects After a Month-Long Gap Between Home Games

West Virginia returns home this weekend for a critical match-up with Texas Tech. Along with the Red Raiders coming to town, so, too, are several high-profile football recruits.

Florida Heads North

The Mountaineers will welcome two prospects from the state of Florida – both of which are committed elsewhere.

Miami (Fla.) linebacker Emmett Rice, a Florida State commit, will make his official visit to Morgantown. The 6-foot-2, 188-pound, hybrid linebacker, has remained consistent with his intentions to get a feel for other schools besides the Seminoles.

Rated the 41st best linebacker in the country, Scout.com lists Rice as a three-star prospect. He claims offers from Syracuse, Louisville, Auburn and Florida among others.

Linebacker Vosean Joseph will also make the trip to West Virginia this weekend.

The 6-foot-2, 207-pound Florida Gators commit has a close relationship with his lead recruiter JaJuan Seider.

Joseph is rated a three-star prospect and the 33rd best linebacker in the country.

Both prospects are anticipating making a final decision at the conclusion of all five of their official visits.

Decision Looming For Visitor

Dayton (Oh.) defensive lineman Jeffery Pooler will make a return trip to Morgantown, his third such trip this season.

Pooler, a one-time Maryland commit, is expect to announce his decision on Wednesday, November 11. The Mountaineers join Maryland, Louisville, Bowling Green, Temple and Ohio as his finalists.

Next Class Up

Several class of 2017 prospects will also be in attendance on Saturday, including in-state offensive lineman Billy Ross and newly offered quarterback Matt McKay.

Ross, a Huntington HS (W.Va.) standout has earned early interest from a variety of programs including West Virginia, Marshall, Charlotte and Louisville.

McKay, 6-foot-3, 170-pounds, will make the trip north to get his first look at the Mountaineers. Over the last few weeks the talented signal-caller has collected offers from West Virginia and N.C. State long with heavy interest from North Carolina, East Carolina and Wake Forest.

See the complete visitor list in our premium Recruiting Room. This information can change quickly, so check back often. We'll also provide updates on Twitter and in the Recruiting Room as players make their visits.


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