"We're trying to look at it and see what makes the most sense," Luck said. "I don't think when [ex-AD] Eddie [Pastilong] made the commitment he could foresee we'd be in a different conference."
Richardson also had offers from schools like Alabama, Florida State, Louisville, Michigan State, Missouri, Oklahoma and South Carolina. Rivals.com also claims WVU has a four-star recruit in linebacker Darrien Howard of Dayton, Ohio. Scout.com has WVU's 2013 class currently rated No. 34.
But word is the Mountaineers could receive some help from one of its current commitments. It seems quarterback recruit Chavas Rawlins is from Monessen, Pa. - and one of his buddies happens to be Tyler Boyd, a four-star wide receiver and safety recruit from Clairton, Pa.
The staff was also looking at former Rhode Island big man Jonathan Holton, who landed in a couple nasty legal messes. While Gerun is a nice player, Holton would have made a serious impact after sitting out a year.
Apparently, though, Bob Huggins and company decided against the move. Holton will not be enrolled at the school.
Bet you didn't see that note coming.
It's unfortunate the upcoming Charleston Distance Run is being held on the same morning as the Marshall-WVU football game. It has to be affecting the draw, and serious thought should be given to moving the race date off the first football Saturday. That should especially be true now that prize money has been de-emphasized.
Anyway, give Poca High girls soccer coach Mike Shrewsbury credit. When he realized his team's game with Charleston Catholic was set for the same noon start time as the Frontyard Brawl, he switched it to 10 a.m.
"I think I made a lot of people happy today," Shrewsbury said.
Reach Mitch Vingle at 304-348-4827, mitchvin...@wvgazette.com or follow him at twitter.com/MitchVingle.