Recruiting Weekend

The numbers won't be as high, but the quality of this weekend's anticipated visitors for the football recruiting weekend will rival last weekend's outstanding group.

Among those expected to visit the West Virginia campus this weekend are Brandon White and Jerramy Scott of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, Akeem Jackson of Elizabeth, New Jersey, T.J. Rushing of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, Kelvin Flood of Dallas, Texas and Thomas Herrion of Kilgore, Texas.

Most Mountaineer recruiting fans are familiar with White (6-2, 175, 4.6). He's a wide receiver from William T. Dwyer High School, and a former target of current Mountaineer quarterback Danny Embick.

Accompanying White will be teammate Jerramy Scott, who might be even more highly regarded than White, who is on most everyone's list as one of the top ten receivers in Florida. Scott (5-11, 175) is an excellent running back, but an even better defensive back. He could play on either side of the ball in college, and the list of those recruiting him include Miami, N.C. State, Georgia, Michigan State and Iowa. Scott's older brother, Gari, played for the Spartans and is now with the Philadelphia Eagles.

New Jersey is also scheduled to be represented this weeked with a visit from Akeem Jackson, a running back/defensive end from Elizabeth High School. Jackson (6-0, 190) is one of four brothers in his family who either played or are playing for the Minutemen.

Flood, a standout linebacker/defensive end from Kimball High School, is also on the visit list. Flood has expressed interest in several different schools during the recruiting period, but it bodes well that he is making a return visit to Morgantown.

Rushing, a 5-11, 175 pound RB/DB from Pauls Valley High School is also scheduled to make an official visit. Rushing, like Flood, attended WVU's football camp over the summer.

Another southwestern player on the visit list is junior college offensive lineman Thomas Herrion of Kilgore College in Texas. The massive Herrion (6-4, 330) has made several all conference teams for his performance this year, in which he led the Rangers to the Southwest Junior College Football Conference championship and a perfeect 12-0 record.

Herrion originally hails from Fort Worth (TX)Polytechnic High School.


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