"It's a good day for West Virginia football"

Martinsburg head football coach Dave Walker talks about Brandon Barrett and his commitment to West Virginia.

"I'm very happy for Brandon and his family, and for our fans," Walker said after Brandon Barrett announced his commitment to WVU. We have a lot of Mountaineer fans here. It's a good day for West Virginia football."

Walker noted that while Barrett did talk to him a bit about his decision during the year, he tried not to have too much involvement in the process.

"Brandon is really quiet, but we talked a few times during the year. I kind of had an idea where he might be going, but I backed off the process during the season. I told him it was something he and his family needed to decide. I just wanted him to have a great senior year. I think he's made a great decision.

"Of all the kids I've coached, he is the best. We had Steve Roach, and Nate Sowers may be as good, but Brandon is a great player, and he has potential to do great things. When you go to the next level it's tough, but if anyone can do it he can."

Walker believes that WVU's offense, along with their instate status, played a role in Barrett's decision.

"I'm sure it made a difference in his choice. They (WVU) play four receivers at a time, and rotate as many as eight. That increases his chance to play early. I don't know how soon, but I think it increases his opportunity. He consistently ran under 4.5 at Ohio State's camp and the Nike camp. He'll have to adjust to the speed of the game, but he definitely has the speed to compete."

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