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Cornerback Nana Kyeremeh Commits to West Virginia


Nana Kyeremeh is the latest athlete to commit to the WVU football team for the 2012 season after he made his decision Monday night to become a Mountaineer.

Since making his official visit to Morgantown back in November, the 5-foot-11, 175-pound cornerback has been weighing his options and kept on finding that his interest was pulled back to West Virginia. Finally it just clicked – he wanted to spend his college years on that campus he walked two months ago.

"It means a lot," Kyeremeh said Monday night. "I've been wanting to for awhile now and everything planned out and all the things I wanted to happen have happened, so I think I'm really happy about it and I'm looking forward to the challenge it presents me for the next four years."

A senior at Thomas Worthington (Ohio), Kyeremeh (rated a 3-star recruit on was drawn to WVU based on its proximity to home, but for a number of other reasons, too. After long conversations with his parents and his high school coach, he knew those factors that drew him to Morgantown were enough to commit.

"The location is just three hours from where I live and they have a good engineering program, which is what I want to study for when I get older," he says. "They've got a great football team and when I went down there for my visit it fit the puzzle and I wanted to be a part of it."

Not every high school prospect has even chosen a major or picked a direction to begin on the academic side of college, having spent so much time working on perfecting their craft for the opportunity of receiving a football scholarship.

Kyeremeh not only has an educational path chosen, but it happens to be one that just received a $34 million gift from one of its proud graduates, Ben Statler.

"That's nice," said Kyeremeh upon hearing the news that likely didn't make it into any of his recruiting talks this past week.

"I didn't know about that. Wow."

Yes. Good choice, young man.

He may have another choice to make once he hits campus, though, and that's what position he'll play. Kyeremeh says he's discussed playing both his more natural cornerback position as well as safety, which makes sense given the fact that his lead recruiter is WVU safeties coach Steve Dunlap.

Kyeremeh says Dunlap informed him Monday that he will be retained for the coming season, despite the departure of every other defensive assistant.

"I was talking to him a little bit ago and he said he's coming back for sure," says Kyeremeh.

After making his commitment, Kyeremeh began fielding congratulatory messages on Twitter from friends and WVU fans who had a rooting interest. Seeing the support he's already getting from future fans was a good indication he was making the right decision.

Now he's just got to sign on the dotted line when February's signing day comes around.

"It's been going on for awhile now, so it's good to have the weight off my chest and have it made up," says Kyeremeh. "It's not completely official because I still have to sign, but it feels good to know that all this will be over."

The next time he makes that three-hour drive, it'll be for a four-year stay.

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