Recruiting Marches On

Although West Virginia's recruiting class is beginning to fill up, the Mountaineers still have spots available for in their class.

West Virginia returns to Mountaineer Field for the first time in a month on Saturday, and as a result will have several players on campus for their look at the football program.

One scheduled visitor that has been drawing big interest from Mountaineer fans is Ursuline High School's Daryll Clark. Clark is a run/pass quarterback with an extremely strong arm who has had WVU in his top five schools throughout the recruiting process.

Clark recently received an offer from Nebraska, and lists the Cornhuskers along with Iowa and WVU as his current favorites.

Scheduled for a return visit is Keyser's Matt Altobello, who is no stranger to the WVU program. Altobello attended West Virginia's camp this summer, and has been to both of the Mountaineers' home games so far this season.

Also slated to visit this weekend is New Jersey native Brian Raike, a big linebacker and fullback prospect from Ewing High School. Riake is also being looked at by Rutgers, so a good impression this weekend could be an important factor in his recruitment.

Among the players who have already given verbal commitments, several will also be in attendance. Lineman Mike Dent, long snapper Adam Hughes, and quarterback/safety Mortty Ivy are scheduled to watch the Mountaineers and Scarlet Knights do battle.

As the year draws to a close, more juniors are also showing up on the recruiting radar. Among those are Martinsburg, WV quarterback Nate Sowers and Shenandoah Valley lineman Frank Carduff, both of whom are also on tap for unofficial visits to WVU. Sowers is a strong armed quarterback who has attracted a good deal of attention as he throws to senior wide receiver Brandon Barrett. Carduff (6-4, 275) is a big lineman from Schuylkill County who has displayed road grader blocking ability.

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