If you thought signing day meant you got to take a break from recruiting for a while, you were clearly mistaken.
The Mountaineers have already received a verbal commitment for the 2013 season and this one comes from a player who is highly ranked on a number of school's initial lists for next year's class.
Jayme Thompson, a 6-foot-2, 184-pound safety, is making his allegiance known a year in advance of the day that he would sign to make it official.
Assuming West Virginia can stave off attempts from other schools to switch his commitment in the meantime, Dana Holgorsen and company would be getting a player many feel can be among the best safeties in the entire country.
Juniors don't get rated by recruiting services, but once Thompson becomes a senior, you can expect to see a good deal of stars positioned next to his name.
With offers from schools like Notre Dame and Nebraska and interest from many more, including Ohio State and Michigan, the Toledo native is siding with WVU instead.
When reached early Thursday morning, Thompson expressed his excitement to be joining the Mountaineers, but then added that he was using his cell phone in class and it would be better to save an interview for later in the day.
So until that interview comes to fruition, take these words that Thompson posted to his Facebook profile:
"Officially Verbally Committed to West Virginia University! Thank you to all my friends and family!!!"
By the way, just today, he changed his display name on Facebook to "Jayme Wvu Thompson."
That's quite a middle name.