WVU gains second wideout verbal in 2007 class

West Virginia has received its latest verbal commitment from a small-school athletic wideout, the second such position player in the 2007 class.

Kyrus Lanxter, a 6-2, 185-pound receiver out of Alcoa, Tenn. verballed to the Mountaineers this weekend after discussing it with his mother. Lanxster pulled the trigger on WVU over rival Louisville, which was the first school to offer him as a then-rising sophomore in 2004.

Lanxter had 18 catches for 513 yards and six touchdowns for the two-time state 2A titlists. Lanxter nabbed 25 catches for 312 yards and 18 scores as a sophomore. The Scout.com one-star wideout had offers from Kentucky, Louisville, Minnesota, Mississippi, Vanderbilt and WVU. He attended camps at Louisville and Mississippi.

SEC power Tennessee was also on his list, but did not offer a scholarship. Lanxter has a great body build and is expected to help West Virginia on the outside. He can be a deep threat, but offers the solid frame needed for downfield blocking in the Mountaineers' no-huddle, spread attack, which has averaged 47 points per game this season in two wins.

Lanxter has great speed and explosion and also plays cornerback on defense, where he returned an interception 75 yards for a score in the state semifinals last year. Lanxter is considered a great threat to stetch the field. He plays basketball as a shooting guard as well.


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