Weekend Visits Ramp Up

With the big guns of the Big East Conference coming to town over the next few weeks, football recruiting visits are beginning to peak.

Among the Mountaineer targets expected to visit this weekend are Eric Wicks (6-1, 205 lbs., 4.5), from Perry Academy in Pittsburgh. Wicks' teammate Vaughn Rivers, a recent WVU commitment, will accompany Wicks on his visit to the Mountaineer campus. Wicks is a wide receiver and defensive back.

WVU will take at least four or five offensive linemen in this year's class, and have had a number of big players in to visit this season. This week, Leighton, Pennsylvania's Mike Cebrosky (6-5, 265 lbs., 5.1) will get his chance to check out the Mountaineer program. Cebrosky has earned honors on both sides of the football, including third team all state notice from Pennsuylvania Football News as a junior.

Another intriguing prospect is Elizabeth, New Jersey native Kevin Tillery. Tillery (6-1, 215 lbs., 4.6) is a linebacker/running back who could play multiple positions on either side of the ball, especially in WVU's current defensive scheme.

Instate, Parkersburg South's Matt Shamblin (6-1, 215 lbs., 4.6) and Riverside's Justin Hensley are expected to attend. Hensley is expected to walk on to the Mountaineer program next season, and could enroll in January.

Several WVU verbal commitments are also scheduled to attend in addition to Rivers. Chris Bassler, Chris Malamet and Marc Magro are all expected to watch the Mountaineers battle the Orangemen.

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