Point guard Brandon Knapper will prep at Hargrave Military Academy following a banner scholastic career at South Charleston (WV) High School where he averaged 23 points per game for his career, was Class AAA first team All State for three seasons, and was a 2016 McDonald's All American Nominee. He's the backcourt anchor of the team, but will be joined by more players when he makes his way to Morgantown next summer.
One shooting guard prospect being heavily courted by WVU to fill one of those spots is Darryl Morsell of Mount St. Joseph’s in Baltimore, Md. Morsell has literally exploded in July with offers from West Virginia, Notre Dame, Maryland and others. He is currently in Las Vegas playing with Team Melo at The Eight, where undoubtedly his stock will rise even more.
In a recent interview with BlueGoldNews, Morsell said that Coach Huggins and Larry Harrison have been to seem him at several AAU tournaments, but really came away impressed after seeing him put on a performance at the Victor Oladipo Skills Camp at DeMatha High School on July 14. Shortly after that tournament, WVU contacted Morsell.
“Coach Huggins and Coach Harrison called me. When I first got the WVU offer I was shocked but thankful at the same time,” Morsell said. He added that he has no official college visits set yet, but will begin to take trips this fall.
“I plan on getting to WVU in August.”
Morsell claims offers from WVU, Maryland, Notre Dame, K-State, Va Tech, Cincinnati, Pitt, USC, Marquette, Dayton, Temple, LaSalle, George Mason, Davidson and more.
“I have no leaders yet. I will release a list of (my top) 5 (schools) in August,” Morsell said.