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Caleb Headlines Impressive Visitor List

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Clover Hill athlete Joel Caleb (courtesy of Richmond Times-Dispatch) Clover Hill athlete Joel Caleb (courtesy of Richmond Times-Dispatch)

With 24 prospects already on board and National Signing Day less than two weeks away, there are only a handful of spots left in the 2012 recruiting class.  Head Coach Dana Holgorsen and his staff are busy trying to secure the current commitments while also bringing in new ones. 

The following recruits will be in Morgantown this weekend for official visits:

Joel Caleb (Midlothian, VA / Clover Hill) - Checking into the Rivals100 at number 84, Caleb is a national name.  This 6'2" 200-pound wide receiver has previously visited Ohio State and Virginia Tech and he may or may not visit Georgia, his other finalist, next weekend.  Caleb is expected to choose from one of the four schools on National Signing Day (Feb 1st).  While it will be tough to beat out the home-state Hokies, the Mountaineers are expected to be in this race until the end.

Deontay McManus (Baltimore, MD / Dunbar) - Another four-star wide receiver prospect, this 6'2" 215-pound specimen has been a Mountaineer since late June.  Even though he garnered scholarship offers from the likes of Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Penn State and Tennessee throughout the recruiting process, this looks to be his only official visit.  Rivals.com rates McManus as the nation's 169th top prospect.

Garrett Hope (The Woodlands, TX / The Woodlands) - Hope is a 6'3" 225-pound inside linebacker and the lone visitor that doesn't possess a current offer from the Mountaineers.  However, there is a strong possibility he leaves town with one, and if that does happen a commitment may not be far behind.  Wake Forest, Nevada, New Mexico State, UTEP and Wyoming have also offered the Lone Star State native.

Nate Smith (Warminster, PA / Archbishop Wood Catholic) - Smith committed to the Mountaineers in October over Michigan State and South Carolina at a press conference at his high school.  He checks in at 6'0" 180-pounds and is slated to play safety for the Mountaineers.

Jarrod Harper (Frostburg, MD / Mountain Ridge) - The first recruit in this class was Harper, a 6'1" 200-pound athlete who pledged his services back in February.  Since then, he has visited campus numerous times and befriended many of the current commitments.  He is likely to start off his career at safety but could also switch to linebacker if he bulks up enough.

Noble Nwachukwu (Wylie, TX / Wylie) - Nwachukwu is a 6'2" 240-pound defensive end who chose the Mountaineers over Arkansas State, Houston, Iowa and Kansas.  He is the third Texas native in this recruiting class along with Ford Childress and Jordan Thompson.  The latter two enrolled early at WVU for the spring semester.

Korey Harris (Fruit Cove, FL / Bartram Trail) - The final visitor is an athletic defensive end prospect from the Sunshine State.  Harris stands 6'4" 230-pounds and turned down Cincinnati and North Carolina State before committing in early August.

 

Note: Three-star running back prospect Ti'on Green will not be in town this weekend.  The Cincinnati commitment has been high on WVU for quite some time, but it's unlikely at this point that he will be a part of the recruiting class.

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