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WVU Prospect Kinsey Plans Signing Day Announcement


Defensive end Eric Kinsey wants to surprise his family on signing day with his official announcement of the school he plans to attend, but the coaches who will acquire his services apparently already know.

"You can say the staff knows what the deal is," Kinsey said Monday.

Kinsey, from football powerhouse Miami Northwestern (Fla.), had recently narrowed his list of finalists to Big East programs Cincinnati, Connecticut, Louisville and West Virginia. He is a 3-star prospect according to Rivals.com.

He is scheduled to meet with WVU coaches for an in-home visit later this week and he says he's been impressed by what he's seen from the Mountaineers since they began recruiting him.

"Just the coaching staff, the guys really work together and come out with the best interest for the team and the team is like a family," Kinsey said Monday. "They believe in each other and you know one weak link can break the chain, so they make sure they don't have any weak links."

One of the links they do have is Imarjaye Albury, another defensive line commit for the Mountaineers who is already on campus attending class. Albury may also be the link that will bring Kinsey to Morgantown for the fall.

"Obviously we'd probably be roommates and we can be there to motivate each other, keep each other on track and just keep our goals in mind for what we want to do," says Kinsey.

In conversations with WVU assistant Joe DeForest, whose position has not yet been officially announced, Kinsey says the plan would be to use him as an outside linebacker in a 3-4 scheme.

"I talked to Coach DeForest for awhile and he said the style of defense fits me, so I'm looking forward to seeing what the rest of the guys are like on defense," says Kinsey.

That's a question he still hasn't received an answer to. Until the staff is officially announced, many prospects are left in the dark about who their position coach will be.

Kinsey officially visited Morgantown the weekend of October 8th for the Connecticut game, in which the Mountaineers defeated the Huskies 43-16.

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