Big Stretch Coming Up

West Virginia's four-game home stand is the starting point for a very important stretch of official and unofficial recruiting visits to the Mountaineer campus.

WVU will welcome a number of official and unofficial visitors to campus this weekend as the Mountaineers take on Marshall in the first home game in almost a month. Several commitments who have been on WVU's list for months will join a number of players for a look at the Mountaineer program

WVU's earliest and most solid of commits, quarterback Tajh Boyd, running back Shawne Alston, defensive lineman Dominik Davenport and wide receiver Logan Heastie will make their official visits this weekend. That group has been strong supporters and adjunct recruiters for the football program since they came on board, and they will be spreading the Mountaineer word this weekend as well.

That quartet will certainly exert their influence on a pair of highly regarded prospects from nearby Oscar Smith High School in Chesapeake -- Jerod Askew and Timothy Smith. A commit from either of those players would be another huge get for WVU, and a daily double would send the Mountaineers zooming even higher up the national charts from their current #19 position.

Also scheduled to visit is offensive lineman Morgan Moses, who is a daily double (size and quickness) in his own right. Moses has had West Virginia high on his list for a good while, and although he has visited WVU previously, this is certainly another chance to impress the highly-touted lineman with what the Mountaineer program has to offer.

It's not often that Florida players make official visits during the season, but Blanch Ely High School's Michael Carter is making the trip. Carter is an outstanding cornerback prospect who could kickstart WVU's recruiting in the defensive secondary.

Two other cornerbacks scheduled to visit are North Carolinian Joshua Hunter and Floridian Richard Lee. Both have the size (six feet plus) to battle bigger receivers prevalent in many of today's spread offenses.

There will also be numerous unofficial visitors for this game, including several in-state players. Players getting serious attention from WVU to date, including C.J. Crawford, Taige Redman and junior Blake Brooks are among those scheduled to take in the contest. Offensive line commitments Cole Bowers and Ryan Spiker are also expected to attend as unofficial visitors.

Teammates and brothers are also among those scheduled to take in the game. Justin Johnson, brother of freshman offensive lineman Josh Jenkins, is set to make his second trip in as many home games. Carvin Powell, teammate of WVU commitment Logan Heastie, is also making the trip. Powell is a 6-2, 200-pound tight end with excellent hands and speed. Finally, Mike Lawler, a wide receiver/cornerback prospect from Tri-Valley high school, is expected to accompany Spiker on the trip.

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