Dana Holgorsen and his football staff got an early start to their recruiting efforts when they failed to take the Mountaineers to the postseason.
On Monday, part of the effort paid off with one big commitment for the 2014 season.
Dravon Henry, a 4-star defensive back out of Aliquippa, Pa., pledged to the West Virginia University football team in an announcement at his high school.
"At the end of the day, I've got to do what's best for me and best for my family and I think me going to West Virginia is best for both," said Henry.
Henry's decision came down to WVU, Pittsburgh and Miami and ultimately he and his family felt the most comfortable with the Mountaineers down the road in Morgantown.
West Virginia safeties coach Tony Gibson, a strong recruiting name in western Pennsylvania, took the lead to get Henry committed to play for his defense next season.
"When all of those coaches came to my house for a home visit, when he was talking to me, it felt like a whole bunch of stress just came off of my shoulders and it felt like home when he was talking to me," Henry said of Gibson.
WVU now shows 17 commitments for the 2014 season with Henry's addition. His 4-star rating is the best in the Mountaineers' class, along with fellow 4-star athlete William Crest, a quarterback prospect.
The above video of Henry's announcement comes to us courtesy of WTAE 4 in Pittsburgh.