Welcome Home Tavon Austin!!


We beat UNC on the field at the Car Care Bowl and now we beat them in recruiting too. This is another 5-Star recruit that HCBS and company has landed. Maybe that folksy twang helps in the living room?

Austin possess 4.4 speed, with extremely quick feet, and a great field of vision. At Dunbar HS, in Baltimore, MD he was known for his cut-back runs. While he may be undersized at 5’8″ 170, he can effectively lower his shoulder and run between the tackles.

This is huge and will make other 4 and 5-star recruits like Morgan Moses and Denard Robinson look our way. Huge verbal, great job staff.

Heastie: Let’s Do This Thing

Heastie = solid verbal (again). Me = hard (again).

Oh, yeah.

Mountain State Academy vs. Oak Hill (Updated)

That’s storied Oak Hill Academy, not Oak Hill High School, so it’s a huge game for Mountain State Academy and WVU commits Noah Cottrill and Deniz Kelicli. Your own Charley West, along with a rather large contigent of Mountaineer fans, will be making the trek down to Beckley to observe.

UPDATE: Back from the game.  Quick grades:

Deniz Kelicli = Eh.

Noah Cottrill = Eh+.

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Geno Smith and Stedman Bailey?

Yes, there’s a question mark on the end of that.

After a terribly hectic of second-guessing Mountaineer football, we have a bit shit-ton of good news.  Eugene Smith, the #1 QB in the entire state of Florida, has verbally committed to our fine institution of higher learning.  Along with him comes teammate Stedman Bailey, a highly regarded wide receiver.

So, basically, this is huge.  It almost seems improbable after the events of Saturday through today — hence the question mark — but here we are.  Maybe there is a light at the end of the tunnel.  Unfortunately, too many Mountaineer fans might commit suicide before seeing it.

Let’s hope that doesn’t happen.

Tajh Boyd…HE GONE

Tajh Boyd and the BAMF (bad ass mother fucker) that he is, has decided to look elsewhere and pulled his verbal from WVU. He has every right to do this and I don’t fault him one bit. Losing Boyd’s commitment is the first real repercussion of having an offense that is unable to move the ball. These coaches need to show their recruiting prowess and get this kid back on board.

From his comments it appears as if he is serious about not even considering WVU any more. I hope this is Josh Jenkins esque but he has no ties to WVU, so it ain’t looking good folks. It is also very likely that Logan Heastie will also pull his commitment if we don’t turn things around very quickly.
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Venture With Me To The Recruiting Future

Besides being both fantastically good-looking and a notary public, I am also a trained psychic. As such, I am very qualified to take a look into the future, all the way to February 2009 (take that, Conan O’Brien).

Why February, 2009? Silly question. That’s the next upcoming signing day, which for a recruiting nerd popular kid, is a big, big day. It’s becoming even bigger considering the potential class that WVU is putting together. We’re in the middle of August and already the Mountaineers have firm verbal commitments from the #1 WR (Logan Heastie), #2 FB (Chris Snook), #3 QB (Tajh Boyd), #16 WR (Deon Long), and #18 DT (Dominik Davenport).

That’s pretty heady stuff. But it’s nothing compared to the final product next February (remember, trained psychic on the job here).

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Stargate 2008

Oh my

The title of this article does not reflect my love for science fiction movies that are eventually made into TV shows. No, no, and no. Rather, it is in reference to our recruiting haul so far this season. While we have not been scoring 5 star guys like Heastie and Boyd, the depth and potential we are collecting is unheard of for WVU at this point. We willland at least 4 more 4 or 5 star guys by signing day.

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