Big Recruiting Weekend On Tap

With a topflight opponent in town, a host of highly rated recruits are scheduled to be on WVU's campus this weekend.

Not all of the visits will be official, of course, and a number of the prospects scheduled to visit will be making a return visit. However, there's no denying that this will be a big weekend in the recruiting process.

A number of Pennsylvania players will make the short trip to the University City. Some of those players include offensive linemen Kevin Cimador, Devon Kirkland and Joey Marafine, running back Travis Thomas, defensive end Allen Billyk, and quarterbacks Adam Bednarik and Marques Council.

Another school that WVU is trying to make inroads with in Pennsylvania is Woodland Hills. At least three players from the Pittsburgh area school could visit WVV on either this or subsequent weekends, including offensive lineman Phillip Hall, tight end Mark Malloy and cornerback Chris Morgan.

The prize recruit at Woodland Hills is safety Ryan Mundy, who is being recruited by the world. Mundy appears to be leaning toward Michigan.

Instate recruits scheduled to visit include Morgantown's Geremy Rodamer, Captial's Cedric Scott, Huntington's Hiram Moore and Parkerburg South's Matt Shamblin.

Among WVU commitments scheduled to visit are Vanugh Rivers and Eric Wicks of Perry Academy, Marc Magro of University High, Chris Bassler of Francis Scott Key and Davanzo Tate of Fitch High School.

Also, WVU signee Ridwan Malik, who is scheduled to enroll in January of 2003, is expected to visit. Malik (6-0, 185, 4.5), attended Richland Northeast High School in Columbia, South Carolina.


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