Pretty Hot

With at least three offensive line slots to be filled in the upcoming football recruiting class, WVU's coaches have been looking hard at prospects across the country. One, from Florida, says that WVU has been hot on his trail.

"Things have been pretty hot with West Virginia," big offensive line prospect Jeramy Devane said. "I've been talking to Coach Hand, and he is a pretty good guy. WVU offered me, and then Coach Hand was down a couple of weeks ago. I don't think he got to see our spring game, but I've talked with him a lot."

West Virginia's back-to-back Big East championships caught Devane's notice, and he thinks WVU might be the place for him.

"They have been moving up some," Devane said of the Mountaineers, " and it seems like it would be a good place to go to school. I'm pretty interested in them right now. I hope to get up to visit during the summer for a least a day or two, because I haven't seen it yet. I want to see what the campus and school is like."

Like many Florida players, Devane, who hails from Seabreeze High School in Daytona Beach, finds it tough to get to camps far from the Sunshine State. He plans to attend camps at Florida and LSU this summer, but probably won't be able to make the trip to a full session of camps at his schools of interest, which include Louisville and Central Florida as well as West Virginia. All three of those schools have offered, as have Eastern Michigan and Middle Tennessee.

While Devane obviously has a lot of interest in WVU, he doesn't want to name a favorite just yet.

"It's stil too early to tell," siad the six-foot, five inch, 290-pounder. "I'm trying to weigh my options right now."

Devane counts his practice habits and desire among his strengths on the field.

"I'm mostly just willing to get better," he said. "I have a good work ethic."

Seabreeze, which runs a spread offense similar to WVU, may be a familiar name to WVU fans who followed the career of J.R. House. House briefly played for Seabreeze's football team before returning to Nitro High School in West Virginia, where he set several since-broken national passing records. Devane met House this spring, and liked what he saw of the player who is now attempting a football comeback with WVU.

"He's a good guy, from what I know of him," Devane said. "I didn't hang out with him a lot, but I liked him. He had a good attitude."

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