Old and New

Repeat visitors, along with a few new faces, highlight this week's trippers to West Virginia for the Rutgers game.

As the season progresses and home games begin to click off the schedule, several names rise to the top of the list in terms of visits to college campuses. At West Virginia, it's no different, with players hailing from nearby high schools, including some working for an invited walk-on or late scholarship slot, let their interest be known by visiting at every available opportunity.

A couple of players already in that category at West Virginia are Taige Redman of Keyser (W. Va.) High School and Dewey McDonald of Jefferson (W. Va.) High. Both players project to multiple positions, and are still being observed by the Mountaineer coaching staff.

Verbal commitments expected in this week are rambunctious running back/linebacker Branko Busick of Steubenville, Oh., and lineman Cole Bowers of Cabell Midland (W.Va.). They will serve as commitment examples to several new faces on the visit scene this weekend.

Atop that list is juco wide receiver Terrance Moore of Mesa Community College, who could provide immediate help to WVU's passing game.

Bowers will certainly speak with Quinton Spain, a 6-6 junior offensive lineman from Petersburg, Va. who could also end up as an interior defensive lineman, and Blake Brooks, a junior line prospect from South Charleston, W.Va. who has serious interest in the Mountaineer program. Another Virginian, place kicker Cameron Starke of Halifax County, will also check out the Mountaineer program.

New Jersey is well-represented on Saturday's visit list. Included are Derek Beck, a tall, lanky passcatcher from Raritan High School, Wanemi Omuso, a quick defensive end from Burlington Township, and Justin Leeds from Raritan High in Bridgewater.

WVU also continues to get visitors from Florida during the season, which is something of a departure from the past few years. This week, a pair of players from Frostproof High School, coached by WVU alumnus Brad Metheny, are making the trip. The pair of multi-skilled athletes are Donald Brown and Robey Nickell, who could end up as anchors in a defensive backfield of the future.

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