Football Visit Season Begins

Although numerous players checked out the Mountaineers during home football game weekends, the nitty-gritty of visits begins this weekend as high school seniors come to West Virginia for an inside look at the WVU football program.

Around 8-10 players are expected to travel to Morgantown for their up-close look at West Virginia, and a couple of those seniors are standouts that the Mountaineers have been pursuing for quite some time. Defensive back Sean Lee and tight end Selvish Capers are both scheduled to be on campus for official visits, which include exposure to academics, housing, and campus like as well as to the football program. West Virginia still appears to be the leader for Capers, and is among Lee's favorites as well.

A trio of Florida standouts are also set to trip to West Virginia this weekend. On the list from the Sunshine State are tight end Sabree Thomas of Jacksonville, defensive back Kent Richardson from Tallahassee and linebacker Donte Spires of Tampa. Thomas (6-4, 270 lbs., 4.7) could well be a defensive lineman in college, as he has the speed to be an effective edge rusher. Spires, who anchored an outstanding linebacking corps at H.B. Plant High School, is a speed player who could fit the bill for WVU at an outside backer position.

Richardson is an excellent cover corner with good size (6-1, 195 lbs.) that helps in run support. WVU will likely have to overcome Alabama, Louisville and Florida State to secure his services.

Making the shorter trip from Ohio will be Warrensville Heights' Chris Rowell, another burner at corner. Rowell has run sub-4.5 second 40-yard dashes in camps, and also has the height (6-1) to battle the taller receivers prevalent in today's game.

Next weekend is shaping up to be a big one for WVU with as many as 25 players scheduled to visit.


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