Florida safety Brandan Bishop, New Jersey linebacker Ka'Lial Glaud and Ohio's D.J. Hunter are making their official visits to West Virginia this weekend, but they aren't the only players of interest that will be on campus this weekend. As many as 35 other players, many of them familiar names, could again visit WVU as it plays its last home game of the 2008 season.
WVU is again hosting a number of verbal commitments in the hops of swaying uncommitted members to the Gold and Blue side of the fence. Among those are Chris Snook, Deon Long, Branko Busick, Logan Heastie, Pat Eger, Nick Kindler, Curtis Feight and Cole Bowers -- most of whom have made multiple trips to WVU during the 2008 season.
In addition to the three official visitors, players such as De'Antwan Williams and Tavon Austin could also make appearances for the game -- visits that would be just as important as those on the official list.
A contingent of players from Long Island will also make the trip to WVU together. Notable seniors in that group include running back Miguel Maysonet and defensive end Andrew Smith of Riverhead High School as well as Ciwan McCoy of North Babylon High. Junior linebacker Malcolm Cater of Riverhead, likely one of the top players in the state next year, will accompany them, as will cornerback JeVahn Cruz of Half Hollow Hills West.
As always, juniors will also make up a significant portion of the unofficial visit parade. Regulars Blake Brooks, Justin Johnson and Chase Lafferty, all outstanding West Virginia line prospects, are scheduled to be joined by linebacker Nick Forbes, cornerback Wes Tonkery and quarterback Jay Bucher.