Second Football Commitment From Perry

WVU has received a verbal commitment from Eric Wicks, a wide receiver/defensive back from Perry Academy in Pittsburgh.

Wicks (6-1, 205 lbs., 4.5), a wide receiver/defensive back from Perry Academy in Pittsburgh, is West Virginia's latest football verbal. One of Wicks' high school teammates, Vaughn Rivers (5-10, 170 lbs., 4.4), has also committed.

Both Wicks and Rivers visited WVU for last weekend's win over Syracuse.

"Eric has a tremendous upside," Perry head coach Bill Gallagher recently told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "He's big, strong and fast and loves the game of football. People think he's just athletic, but he's a hitter, a warrior."

A big-play wide receiver, Wicks averaged 32.0 yards per catch as a sophomore and junior for the Highlanders, and he also produced a touchdown every other time he touched the football.

Wicks, who has a 38-inch vertical leap, also is a very good safety, and he's a big part of the Perry defense which has not been scored upon through the first five games this seasons. The Highlanders have outscored their opposition 251-0 in that time, and they have a 27-game regular season winning streak which stretches back to 2000.

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