West Virginia Recruiting Far Ahead With Linebacker Jesus Machado, 2020 Corner Mi’Quan Grace

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - There has been a growing trend nationwide in high school recruiting for colleges to offer younger players.

Eighth grade Hialeah, Fla. linebacker Jesus Machado recently made national news when he reeled in five D1 offers, including an offer from WVU.

Now there’s another eighth grader on the Mountaineers’ radar.

The 2020 corner Mi’Quan Grace visited West Virginia on June 25, and although he left without an offer he still enjoyed his time in Morgantown. So much so, in fact, he says he plans to be back for the July 23rd one day Elite Camp.

“I had a great visit. It was my first time at West Virginia, but definitely won’t be my last. (Adam) Pacman (Jones) told me West Virginia football was big time, but I had no idea,” said the 5-foot-9, 165 Grace. “The facilities were great and something I could get used to.”

Grace is from Winton Woods HS in Cincinnati OH, hence the Pacman reference. He told BlueGoldNews.com that he got the chance to meet a lot of the coaches, including Dana Holgerson. “They told me they’d be in touch.”

Grace has offers from Cincinnati and Kentucky, as well as interest from Ohio State, Michigan State and other Power 5 teams. But WVU made an impression and sounds like they will be a contender should they pull the trigger and make an offer.

“I talk to David Long who is a linebacker at WVU right now.," Grace said. "He played at the same high school as me so I’m real familiar with West Virginia from afar. But I had a ball (during my visit) and can’t wait to return.”


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