Weekend Visits Intensify

With a big game come big time visits, and the West Virginia sidelines and stands figure to be crowded this weekend with a number of players interested in the Mountaineer program.

Headlining the list with an official visit is Wes Lyons of Woodland Hills High School. WVU would sorely love to get a commitment from Lyons, an outstanding wide receiver who could be a difference-maker at the X or Z positions.

Other Pennsylvanians scheduled to visit include Barry Church, Quindell Dean, Travis McBride and Terrence McCrae. Church and Dean are both safeties who project to several different positions on defense, while McCrae is a wide receiver who has been improving his status over the past several months. McBride is a teammate of WVU commit Anthony Leonard.

Another receiver making an unofficial is Chris Fulmer, who is nearing the national high school record for pass receptions. Both Fulmer and Lyons put on excellent displays at WVU's seven-on-seven passing camp this summer.

Two of WVU's verbal commitments will also be on hand, and linebacker Anthony Leonard and offensive lineman Eric Jobe are scheduled to make the trip. They, of course, will likely be urging other visitors to join them in Gold and Blue.

A number of linemen are also on the visit list, as West Virginia is looking to rebuild its depleted offensive line numbers, and one of those will be making a lengthy trip to check out the WVU campus. Doug Polochak, a 6-4, 265-pound lineman from Nease High School in St. Augustine, Fla., is scheduled to be on hand for the battle. Polochak blocks for Nease quarterback Tim Tebow, one of the top-rated passers in the country.

Joining Polochak will be Trevin Cowman of Wyoming Valley West (Pa.) High School, Bill Nagy of Hudson (Oh.) High, Zach Funke of Hempfield (Pa.) High, Ryan Palmer of Glenoak (Oh.) High and Jared DeWalt of Brush (Oh.) High.

Other seniors scheduled to attend are Shannon Thomas of Mt. View High School, Tommy Spurlock of South Charleston and Nate Turner of Albert Gallatin.

Several juniors will also be on hand, including Charlie Russell, Junius Lewis and Derek Long of Morgantown High, Andrew Devlin of Mt. Lebanon, Steve Paskorz of Hampton High School and Scott Jones of Connellsville. Russell and Paskorz already hold offers from the Mountaineers.

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