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JUCO Commit Myers to WVU: "I Won't Let Them Down"

Myers posted this picture of himself in a WVU jersey to Facebook. Myers posted this picture of himself in a WVU jersey to Facebook.

West Virginia got some help for its defense in the coming seasons this week with the commitment of junior college cornerback Jaylon Myers for the 2014 season.

Myers, listed at 6-foot-1, 190 pounds, is currently playing football with Hutchinson Community College in Kansas. He says the decision to pick WVU for his next step in football was an easy one because he used to consider the Mountaineers his favorite team.

Myers says during the recruiting process, he dealt with three coaches who will be heavily involved in his future career with West Virginia. Head coach Dana Holgorsen, defensive coordinator Keith Patterson and safeties coach Tony Gibson each spoke with Myers multiple times in an effort to bring him on board and ultimately, it paid off for the Mountaineers.

A recent visit to WVU taught the talented cornerback all he needed to know about the program to make him comfortable with making the commitment for the rest of his time playing college football.

"I already knew a lot about West Virginia before I went on my visit," said Myers. "I went and ate with the coaches and I got to watch team workouts and go on tour of the facilities. I tried on the new uniforms."

Indeed, Myers posted a picture of himself sporting WVU's new blue jersey, complete with a gold No. 3, while he was on his visit to campus. That jersey will now wait for him to make it back as a member of the team in the 2014 season, when he will have three years to play two seasons for the Mountaineers.

Myers is confident he can get acclimated to the defense quickly and begin to show fans exactly why they should be excited about a player who received offers from teams like LSU, Georgia, Florida, Oklahoma State, Arizona and others.

"I won't let them down and my talent will get me on the field fast," he said.

Playing at Hutchinson C.C., Myers has had to take a more difficult path to the luxuries of Division-I football. He has an appreciation for what he needs to accomplish to stay at the highest level after getting his start at a much lower one.

The motivation that comes with his current experience is one thing, but Myers says it didn't take playing JUCO football for him to feel like he has something to prove.

"I always had the motivation since I was five," Myers said. "JUCO made me become a man and be more responsible."

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