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Busy Recruiting Weekend On Tap For WVU Football Staff

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Rivals.com four-star safety prospect Mike Parker is expected on campus this weekend. Rivals.com four-star safety prospect Mike Parker is expected on campus this weekend.
Lake Gibson, Fla. wide receiver Eric Carter will visit Morgantown after recently de-committing from Cincinnati. Lake Gibson, Fla. wide receiver Eric Carter will visit Morgantown after recently de-committing from Cincinnati.

While the WVU football team is getting ready for the start of fall camp next week, the coaching staff has some business to handle first on the recruiting front.

A large group of rising junior and senior prospects are expected in Morgantown this weekend to visit campus, talk with the coaching staff and current players, tour the football facilities, and some of them will also compete in a one-day camp in hopes of earning an offer.

This group will include eight of the nine current commitments in the 2013 class, with the lone exception not able to make it being Isaac McDonald.  He plans to visit Morgantown later in the fall on an official visit.

This will be the first time the commitments will all be together in the same place and they hope to build on a bond that most of them have already formed over Facebook and Twitter throughout the summer.

In addition, they're also hoping to lure a few undecided prospects over to the WVU commitment list.

Safeties Daryl Worley (Philadelphia, Pa. / William Penn Charter School) and Mike Parker (Nokesville, Va. / Kettle Run), running back/safety Jamel James (Katy, Texas / Cinco Ranch), wide receiver Brian Lemelle (Harrisburg, Pa. / Bishop McDevitt) and defensive end Antoine Miles (Canton, Ohio / McKinley), among many others, are some of the 2013 prospects expected to visit Morgantown.

Also, a pair of senior teammates from Eastern Christian Academy (Elkton, Md.) in running back Wendell Smallwood and wide receiver Daikiel Shorts will be on campus but will not work out for the staff. 

All of the aforementioned recruits hold verbal offers from WVU.

There will also be a large contingent of prospects hoping to impress the coaching staff enough during drills to earn an offer, and this group includes offensive guard Ki-Jana Evans (Chicago, Ill. / Harlan), wide receivers Malique Belfort (Staten Island, N.Y. / Tottenville) and Eric Carter (Lakeland, Fla. / Lake Gibson), fullback William Houston (Dublin, Ohio / Scioto), outside linebacker and current Northern Illinois commitment Robert Jones (Opa Locka, Fla. / Monsignor Pace) and safety Xavier Hines (Miami, Fla. / Belen Jesuit Prep).

The list doesn't stop there, however, as linebacker Justice Rawlins (Monessen, Pa. / Monessen) and quarterback William Ulmer (Wash., D.C. / St. John's College High) headline the list of rising junior prospects expected in attendance.  Rawlins is the brother of 2013 quarterback commitment Chavas Rawlins and currently holds offers from WVU and Pitt, while Ulmer claims early offers from Boston College, Maryland, North Carolina and Syracuse.

It is no doubt an important two days for the staff and don't be surprised if a couple of the senior prospects make their college intentions known after this weekend and end the recruiting process altogether.

*Because all of these visits are unofficial and WVU can not compensate for anybody's travel expenses to and from Morgantown, this list is subject to change without notice.

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