Anyone who follows the recruiting game knows that commitments often come in fits and starts, and WVU certainly has one of those spells underway after four players committed to the Mountaineers around its spring game on April 19th.
The latest was Dominik Davenport, a 6-1, 265-pound defensive lineman who checked back in with WVU and made his commitment after returning home from a weekend visit to the West Virginia campus. Davis, who has earned the nickname "Baby D", is a rugged defender who craves contact, and was at least partly swayed by West Virginia's promise to allow him to compete for a spot on the interior of the defensive line.
Davenport hails from Phoebus High School in Hampton, Va., and is a teammate of WVU quarterback commit Tahj Boyd. He has drawn notice for his hard-hitting, physical style of play.
Davenport is the sixth commitment overall for West Virginia in the class of 2009. He joins Boyd and Logan Heastie, who committed in March, as well as Chris Snook, Deon Long and Branko Busick, who made pledges to West Virginia on Saturday.