West Virginia Follows Wednesday Recruiting Success With More Weekend Visits

West Virginia's football team is home for the second week in a row, and once again will play host to some of the top prospects on their recruiting board. This follows a Wednesday in which the Mountaineers landed two defensive prospects, Sean Mahone and Jeffery Pooler.

Looking For the Right Fit? 

Dodge City (KS) C.C. cornerback Elijah Battle will take an official visit to West Virginia Mountaineers this weekend. 

Battle (6-0, 180 lbs.), confirmed to BlueGoldNews.com earlier this week the Mountaineers were his clear leader. He noted he’s taking this weekend as an opportunity to get an up-close look at his potential future home.

 “I’m looking forward to meeting all of the coaches and some of the players,” Battle said. “I want to see how I fit in at West Virginia.”

 Rated a three-star prospect, Battle holds double-digit offers from programs such as Southern Miss, Arizona, Houston and UNLV among others.

Bring The Beef

The Mountaineers will also receive a visit from Nassau (NY) C.C. defensive tackle Tyrell Chavis.

 The massive 6-5, 305-pound four-star prospect is easily one of the hottest names on the recruiting circuit. He boasts offers from some of the nations top programs including Auburn, Penn State, Texas, Miami (Fla.) and Louisville.

 Last month, Chavis collected an offer from the Mountaineers when head coach Dana Holgorsen personally met with him on his Nassau campus. After receiving that offer from WVU, he immediately scheduled this weekend's visit.

 Chavis is in no rush to make a decision, though. He expects to take all five of his allotted official visits before making his selection.

Late To The Party?

Last month, Clairton (Pa.) athlete Aaron Mathews listed Pittsburgh and Maryland as two programs leading for his services. West Virginia, however, has made a late push and will finally have the chance to get him on campus.

 At 6-5 and 185 pounds, Mathews could play either wide receiver or safety at the next level. The Mountaineers have made it clear they haven’t specified an exact position for him, but have elected to pursue him due to his exciting potential on either offense or defense.

Commits Coming Home

 As is typical for a home game for the Mountaineers, several current commitments will make their way to Morgantown.

 Offensive lineman Chase Behrndt, linebacker Logan Thimons and defensive end Reese Donahue headline the cast of verbals making visiting their future home. Class of 2017 commitment Maverick Wolfley is also expected.

 As always, visitors and their plans can change rapidly. For a complete list of visitors, stop by our premium recruiting room


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