“The offer means a lot to me, I was really excited. ” Lichtenstein said. “My recruitment is going great. I’m really enjoying it. I’m seeing my dreams come true before my own eyes. I’m very excited about the opportunity given to me.”
The Weston (Fla.) native is closing in on double-digits offers, with Louisville, Kentucky and South Carolina being the most notable. Georgia Tech, Duke, USF, Syracuse, Cincinnati, Indiana and Illinois have also been showing interest.
While Lichtenstein admits his knowledge of the Mountaineers is somewhat limited, he was given a crash course from running backs coach Ja'Juan Seider.
“Coach Seider is great,” Lichtenstein said. “He told me all about West Virginia and the pipeline from Florida. I do know that one of my favorite linebackers, Bruce Irvin, went to West Virginia. Also one of my favorite offensive players, Tavon Austin, went there, too.”
Lichtenstein plans to visit several schools this summer, and West Virginia is on the list of his intended destinations.