Big News Out of Morgantown for the West Virginia Mountaineers

By Mike Atkinson
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

It has been a busy day for the West Virginia Mountaineers.

First, the team received a commitment from a four star quarterback by the name of William Crest. Crest is a 6’2, 195 pound quarterback from Baltimore, Maryland.

Crest went to Dunbar High School, a school well known by Mountaineer fans as the high school of explosive standout Tavon Austin.

Crest is the nation’s 205th overall recruit and the 7th best dual-threat quarterback in the recruiting class, according to Rivals.

Crest also received offers from the Maryland Terrapinsthe North Carolina Tar Heels, the Ohio State Buckeyes, the Virginia Cavaliers and the Virginia Tech Hokies.

The next big item of interest for the Mountaineers involves former Florida State Seminoles’ quarterback Clint Trickett.

Trickett announced earlier this week that he would be transferring from FSU. He announced earlier today that he would be making a visit to Morgantown, WV to have a good look around WVU’s campus.

It just so happens that WVU’s spring game is this Saturday. Were Trickett to attend WVU in the fall, he would be eligible to play in the 2013 season.

Now it’s no secret that WVU is in the middle of a quarterback battle at the moment. Trickett may very well see his opportunity to earn a role as a starter. I mean, he left a school where his own father is the offensive line coach because he wasn’t starting. Clearly playing time is a big issue for this kid, and he may be able to find it in Morgantown.

If Trickett commits to the Mountaineers, he will have to battle with junior Paul Millard, true freshman Chavas Rawlins and redshirt freshman Ford Childress for the starting quarterback job.


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