Recruiting Changes

If there's one certainty in the recruiting game, it's that nothing is certain in the recruiting game.

That simple fact is demonstrated over and over at every school, and WVU got a taste of it this weekend as several players scheduled to visit had last minute changes of plans, while others who weren't originally on the list made their visits.

There's nothing sinister or out of the ordinary in these changes - it's simply a fact of the recruiting process. Players have other obligations come up, they switch visit dates - the list of reasons is endless and varied.

With the changes, the focus this week turned to linemen, as three players from the trenches were on campus for visits.

As expected, junior college offensive lineman Thomas Herriot of Kilgore College in Texas was in, and he brought company in the form of defensive lineman Jessie Sias. Sias (6-3, 320) is a defensive lineman on the Ranger team who originally committed to Michigan State out of high school. After failing to qualify, Sias enrolled at Kilgore. Sias attended high school at Kimball High in Dallas, which is the school of current WVU target Kevin Flood.

The third lineman in town was offensive lineman Jimmy Martin of Fork Union Military Academy in Virginia. Martin (6-5, 260) projects to be an offensive lineman in college.

Another Fork Union product that visited was Ty Zimmerman, a wide receiver from Bennettsville, South Carolina. Zimmerman (6-2, 180 ) committed to Clemson out of high school, but has apparently reopened the recruiting process.

Two of the other visitors who came in as scheduled, were linebacker Akeem Jackson of Elizabeth, New Jersey and T.J. Rushing of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma.

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