The Mountaineers continued their strong momentum on the recruiting trail on Tuesday, collecting a commitment from cornerback DeAmonte King out of Akron, Ohio power St. Vincent-St. Mary High.
“I love the staff and the campus is nice,” King told BlueGoldNews.com, highlighting specifics behind his pledge. “Also it’s big time football and because of the fan base. I took a visit down to West Virginia a couple weeks ago where I got to sit down and talk to the coaches and see the campus. They have always been a top five school I wanted to go to growing up.”
King, 6-foot, 170-pounds, chose West Virginia over offers from Toledo, Akron, Boston College, Ohio, Miami (Ohio) and Kent State, among others.
The lockdown defender visited West Virginia twice over the last couple of months – most recently for the Mountaineers’ Spring Game in April where the thought of a commitment occurred even then. During that time he build a solid relationship with WVU cornerback coach Blue Adams, who is entering his initial season with the program.
“He was a great guy, very out-going, and he fits my personality well, King told Scout.com. “Coach Adams said he could prepare me as a cornerback to play at the next level."
King becomes the eighth overall commitment for West Virginia in the class of 2017 joining Morgantown (W.Va.) linebacker Maverick Wolfley, New Orleans (La.) athlete Tevin Bush, Delray Beach (Fla.) wide receiver Alec Sinkfeld, Lackawanna (Pa.) JC cornerback Alex Woods, Stone Mountain (Ga.) safety Eugene Brown, Ligonier (Pa.) safety Collin Smith and Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) wide receiver Michael Harley Jr.