Final Recruiting Weekend Sets Up Signing Day

With signing day just four days away, West Virginia put most of their final effort of on-campus weekend visits into walkon prospects, but one high profile target was among the group in Morgantown.

Only one uncommitted scholarship offer, wide receiver Johnny Peyton of Dade City, Florida, was on campus this weekend for a visit. Peyton, wo originally committed to Pitt, was in Morgantown after visiting Penn State earlier in the week. Peyton, who has only played three years of organized football, appears to be down to West Virginia and South Florida. He has already qualified, and racked up 40 receptions for 1,080 yards and 15 touchdowns this year.

Verbal commitments visiting this weekend include running back Tyler Benoit of Comeaux High School in Louisiana, offensive lineman Jake Figner of Northwestern Lehigh High School in Pennsylvania, and quarterback/athlete Mortty Ivy of Gateway High School in Pennsylvania. Offensive lineman Matt Altobello and Billy McLee, both wlakon prospects, did not make their scheduled visits.

A number of invited walkon candidates also joined those players on WVU's campus this weekend, including linebacker Justin Linton, running back Eric Turner of Weirton (W. Va.) High School and linebacker Aaron LaPoe of Clay Battelle (W. Va.) High School. Linton led the Corydon (Ind.) Panthers in tackles this year.

Sunday begins a one day quiet period on the recruiting calendar, and after that no more contacts with prospective recruits can be made by coaches until the Friday after signing day.

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