Among those coaches making visits was wide receivers coach Butch Jones, who took advantage of the Mountaineers' trip to Florida to check out several prospects, including Armwood wide receiver Lance Tillison, who, along with Jamarl Payton, were dislocated from Slidell, La., by Hurricane Katrina. Tillison, who had relatives in the Tampa area, relocated there, and Payton and his family soon followed.
This weekend, nine players are expected for visits at the Puskar Center, including several players at key postions of need. Offensive linemen Steven Singleton, Andy Miller and Eric Rodemoyer, cornerbacks Robert Williams and Wondy Pierre-Louis, and safeties Franchot Allen and Culmer St. Jean top the list. They are expected to be joined by wide receiver John Maddox and Derek Hayes.