Logan Heastie, Tajh Boyd, Shawne Alston and Dominik Davenport made the trip from eastern Virginia to West Virginia on Saturday, and the resulting official visit for the quadruplet Mountaineer commitments made the ties between players and school even stronger.
"The visit went really well," Heastie told BlueGoldNews.com. "We had a great group that came up with us, and we all had a great time. And the fans are just crazy there. They know us, and they cheered for us. I loved it all, and I just can't wait to get there."
Heastie, who is as strong in the classroom as he is on the football field, confirmed that everything is on target for his early graduation from Great Bridge High School, and a corresponding January, 2009 enrollment at WVU.
"There aren't any roadblocks or anything like that in my way," he said. "I am on track, and I plan to be there in January.
And what about those who worry that WVU's recent losses will affect the pledges made by early verbals?
"That doesn't affect me at all," Heastie said. "I know that losses happen. The perfect example is USC and Oregon State. You just aren't going to show up every time and be perfectly ready to play. So that doesn't have any effect. I am committed to West Virginia."
Although WVU didn't get any immediate verbals from the uncommitted visitors on Saturday, Heastie believes that the Mountaineer program has a good chance to land some of them.
"I really think there's a good chance they will get on board," said Heastie, speaking of Morgan Moses and Jerod Askew. "They had a good time, I think West Virginia has a really good chance with them."