Callahan Bright cancelled his scheduled official visit, and Jason Gwaltney announced he was no longer committed. The end of the week is looking more and more like the rainbow at the end of the tunnel as the Mountaineers have received their third verbal pledge of the week, a highly regarded player from Pennsylvania.
Exit Jason Gwaltney; enter Pittsburgh (Pa.) Penn Hills running back Ed Collington (6-0, 205, 4.50) arguably one of the premier running backs in Pennsylvania. Collington was in Morgantown over the weekend (12/10) for an official visit, when he gave Rich Rodriguez his verbal commitment.
"I went down there with no intentions of making a decision," Collington said. "The whole atmosphere was nice, and it felt right so I committed."
Collington was averaging over 200 yards a game through the first five games of his senior season, he then suffered a high ankle sprain that slowed his progress. The three-star back still managed to gain 1,700 yards on 193 carries.
Collington was recently selected to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Fabulous 22" team, and was selected to the first team all-conference (WPIAL Quad East) squad.
A chance to contribute immediately was a big factor in the decision process for Collington.
"The coaching staff thinks I can play early," Collington said. "They told me a few things I need to work on, and that's what I'm going to do."
Academics remain a concern for Collington; he is confident that he will make it.
"I have taken the December test, I'm waiting on the results," Collington said. "I'll still have a few chances to take it if I don't make it."
Scout.com prognosis: Don't fret WVU fans Collington is a super running back, he has a tremendous combination of speed and power. I have seen him play three times this year and he has risen up the state rankings faster then anyone. He is not as highly touted as Jason Gwaltney, but I believe the people in Morgantown will be very happy with the player they are getting in Ed Collington.
Three-star RB says "Yes" to WVU
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