The question now is whether or not that's enough to overcome Wisconsin. Dixon visited Madison earlier in January and was rumored to have silently committed to the Badgers. Regardless if he did or not, he had Wisconsin as a heavy favorite before heading to West Virginia.
The Worton decision may be a true 50-50 split, but I have this leaning in favor of the Badgers. We'll find out for sure at 9 a.m. today, when he's set to sign his letter of intent.
Some other news and notes from around the Mountaineer recruiting world.
Ward has been committed to Illinois since December, and despite a brief internal debate about whether he should flip to West Virginia, he now says he is firm with the Illini and will sign with them today.
Whitehead had WVU as his leader for weeks, but set up a last-minute visit to Georgia Tech this past weekend. Only minutes from his childhood home, Georgia Tech reportedly secured his commitment during the visit. While Whitehead would not confirm that news, I would expect his letter to go to Atlanta today.
Minutes later, Wassil's teammate, junior offensive lineman Matt Jones, pledged to the Mountaineers. The three-star prospect chose West Virginia over Kentucky, Indiana, Maryland and more. His pledge gives West Virginia six commitments in the 2015 class, and moves the Mountaineers into seventh place in the 247Sports Team Rankings, ahead of Notre Dame, Ohio State, Michigan and many more.
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