During the recent bye week, West Virginia receivers coach Tyron Carrier made his way out west to visit several junior colleges and check in on a couple prospects who are on the Mountaineers’ radar. It was during a trip through California that Carrier officially offered a scholarship to Riverside Community College receiver Dominique Maiden.The 6-foot-5 athlete tells BlueGoldNews.com how it all went down.
"Me and Coach Carrier had been talking for a while and he told me he was going to come to practice," Maiden said. "He watched me work out and afterwards we had a conversation about (West Virginia University) and what they are all about. Then he offered me."
As far as eligibility, Maiden says he will enroll in his school of choice in December and will have three years to complete his final two seasons of eligibility. Right now, he also has offers from UMass and the University of Alabama-Birmingham.
"I don't plan on committing until after the season on signing day. I'm still waiting for the PAC-12 offers to come in," Maiden said.
The rangy passcatcher in the process of setting up visits and said he has set a tentative visit date to Morgantown for the Baylor game on Dec. 3. When asked about his Twitter profile picture - which shows him wearing a WVU Football shirt - he said it doesn't mean he's a lock for the Mountaineers. "Haha, no," he laughed. "I just knew about the program before and liked it. I haven't had any prior connections; I just liked the shirt and the school."