While still verbally committed to Florida State, Worton said the Mountaineers are making his decision a lot tougher. He will also visit Ole Miss this weekend, and Florida next weekend before National Signing Day (Feb. 5), when he will make a final decision between those four schools, Oregon and UCF.
The coaches' work is not done, though. The next two weekends have the potential to be even bigger, as West Virginia hosts numerous recruits and several commits. This coming weekend, junior college All-American defensive end Kenderius Whitehead will be the headliner. He currently has the Mountaineers as his top school, and could make a decision shortly after the trip. The former four-star prospect will be joined by two-way lineman Yodny Cajuste, offensive tackle Josh Krok and, potentially, defensive back D'Cota Dixon.
Cajuste is a late-blooming lineman out of Miramar (Fla.), where new assistant Damon Cogdell was head coach. He has only played organized football for one year, and his potential to be something special has drawn offers from Florida, Oklahoma State and West Virginia.
Krok is currently committed to West Virginia, but just last week took an official visit to Kentucky. The Wildcats are trying to sell early playing time and flip the long-time Mountaineer pledge. This weekend, the WVU coaches will have their shot to convince him to stay true to the Old Gold and Blue.
Dixon is a three-star prospect that could play safety or corner. He is down to Wisconsin, Michigan State, Louisville and West Virginia. At the moment, he is still up in the air about whether he will be in Morgantown this weekend or next.
For the weekend of Jan. 31, West Virginia will play host to numerous committed players, including offensive tackle Walter Rauterkus, defensive tackle Jaleel Fields, defensive end Tyree Owens, offensive guard Amanii Brown, quarterback William Crest and defensive back Dravon Henry.
Those six are sure to be recruiting a trio of uncommitted (at least not to WVU) prospects that plan to be in town. Seabreeze (Fla.) wide receiver Charles Nelson has WVU in his top group along with Notre Dame, Southern Cal and Oregon, while Utah cornerback commit Travonne Hobbs and Arizona State running back commit Demario Richard, both say they will be officially visiting West Virginia that weekend.
As if things weren't going to be busy enough, up to two dozen 2015 recruits are expected to be in town that Saturday as part of West Virginia's Junior Day festivities - only the first of multiple Junior Days the coaches have planned throughout the spring.
It's a good thing the NCAA added on that extra two weeks of rest earlier this month.
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