WVU, with a definite depth issue at quarterback, needed to take two passers in the Class of 2010. And while they might have dreamed of landing two outstanding dual-threat players, even the most optimistic of observers could have dreamed that it would land two of the best in the country.
First it was Jeremy Johnson, who led Silsbee High School into the playoffs while earning MVP honors a year ago. Then, on Monday, it was Barry Brunetti of Memphis University School, who committed to WVU after a weekend visit to the campus. Brunetti, like Johnson, is a thrower who can also make plays with his feet -- and was likewise being recruited by a number of high profile schools.
Brunetti, who had offers from Duke, Tennessee, Mississippi State, Mississippi, Penn State, Tulsa, Memphis and Marshall, passed for 1,251 yards and 18 touchdowns and ran for another 704 yards and 18 additional scores while leading his team to a Class 2A state title. He attended the Junior U.S. Army All-American Combine a year ago, and will be a strong contender to play in that game this year.
BlueGoldNews.com will have more from Brunetti coming up soon.