"It was a great visit," said the well-spoken Cadogan, who took the day to visit West Virginia's campus and get a feel for the atmosphere on game day. "It did move them up on my list. It's a football town, and the fans and everything were great. They were really into the game, and it was a great game to watch."
A serious student with a 3.9 GPA, Cadogan also took plenty of time to research the academic side of WVU. He plans to major in engineering, and took the opportunity to meet with several of West Virginia instructors in that school. He also took a tour of the campus, cramming as much as possible into his first-ever visit to WVU before heading back to the stadium for the evening game with the Buffaloes. He was impressed with the play in that contest, and with the unique atmosphere that seems to come with WVU night games.
West Virginia was the third stop in a five-destination list of official visits for the big New Jersey linebacker/defensive end prospect. He has now visited Pittsburgh, Wisconsin and WVU, and has a visit set to Michigan State on Oct. 24. A final visit with South Carolina has yet to be scheduled, but following that trip, he will begin the process of making his decision.
While noting that the visit to WVU did move the Mountaineer program up on his list, it's clear that Cadogan is taking a careful and thorough look at each school as he gathers information to help him make his final call. Of the five schools getting official visits, all appear to have a shot at landing the big linebacker who looks solid enough now to step onto a college field.