And one of WVU's most recent commitments is from offensive lineman Sylvester Townes, a 6-foot-6, 285-pound, three-star player at Coahoma Community College in Clarksdale, Miss.
On Tuesday, I reached out to Coahoma offensive coordinator Kendric Travis for the skinny on the big man.
"He's a pretty solid player," Travis said. "He has a lot of upside, a lot of room to grow. He has technique issues, but he's a great kid and a hard worker. He wants to be great."
Travis said others to offer were Florida International, Kentucky, Memphis and Middle Tennessee, but Texas Tech and South Florida were also recruiting the tackle. (Tech, WVU's football opponent this week, has a commitment from Coahoma defensive tackle Keland McElrath, another three-star guy.)
"Physically, I can see Sylvester being 6-6, 300 to 310 pounds," Travis said. "I can see him being straight up and down. He has a lot of room to grow, physically and in the weight room."
Travis said he received a call from one of his former coaches at Germantown High near Memphis, and went to check out the prospect.
"When he stood up, I went, 'My Lord,'" Travis said. "At the time he was 6-5 and 250 to 260. I saw the upside."
Townes is expected to finish his work at Coahoma, sign with WVU in December and be in Morgantown in January. He'll have three years to play two.
"He's our left tackle," Travis said. "He's pretty good, but has technique issues. He's hasn't been able to work on football constantly until this past year. My hat's off to him for putting in the work and hitting the weight room."
Charleston will host quite a host on Nov. 16.
John Kruk, the former Major League all-star and current ESPN analyst, will visit his birthplace to host - are you ready for this? - the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Culture Center theater.
Music Hall rep Michael Lipton said he met Kruk in Morgantown, where they, well, batted the idea back and forth. Soon, the deal was done.
Kruk, who was born in Charleston but raised in Keyser, will help induct names like Ada "Brick Top" Smith, Tim O'Brien, Peter Marshall (yes, the Huntington native sang as well as hosted "Hollywood Squares"), Eleanor Steber, South Charleston's Wayne Moss and the Swan Silvertones.
Lipton said there's a slim chance Sen. Joe Manchin could be the other co-host.
Which would make a heck of a pairing.
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