Four players with solid interest in West Virginia are set to get an in-depth look at WVU's football program and the University and town at large this weekend. Those players include defensive lineman Kadeem Custis of Philadelphia, Penn. and defensive backs Kemal Ishmael, Brodrick Jenkins and Arthur Render. Ishmail and Jenkins will make the trip from Florida, while Render, who originally hails from that state, will be coming from Palomar College in California.
Custis, a friend of defensive lineman Chris Palmer, who is grayshirting this semester, could fill one of the final open spots on the defensive front. The three defensive backs are among those being courted to fill out open slots at cornerback and safety, which remains West Virginia's most pressing area of need in the Class of 2009. Render, who has told reporters in the past that he is committed to West Virginia, could get that confirmation from the Mountaineer staff at some point during the weekend.
That quarter will be joined by four players who are solid commitments to the Mountaineer program. Offensive linemen Cole Bowers, Ryan Spiker and Jordan Weingart and fullback Chris Snook will not only be taking their official visits, but also will lend their weight to recruiting efforts of the uncommitted four.