Charleston, W.Va- The WVU football team got some great news last Thursday, when former Iowa corner back Maurice Fleming decided to use his one year of eligibility left to play for the Mountaineers. The Mountaineers lost some key pieces in their secondary from last year’s team to graduation and the NFL draft. Fleming brings the type of experience that is needed, playing in 33 games, including all 14 games this season finishing with 17 tackles and five pass breakups.
Maurice Fleming came out of the Chicago area as a three star recruit according to multiple recruiting sites and turned down many offers from other schools across the country including: Georgia Tech, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. Fleming is looking for a bigger role with the Mountaineers and more reps that he didn’t see with the Hawkeyes. More reps and a bigger role should be in store for Fleming as Defensive Coordinator Tony Gibson looks at his corner back depth, outside of Antonio Crawford, Rasul Douglas, and Nana Kyeremeh, the Mountaineers are extremely young and inexperienced. So, Fleming certainly is the type of addition Tony Gibson and his staff need for this upcoming season.
I had a chance to speak with Maurice Fleming about his decision to come to Morgantown, adjusting his game from the Big 10 to the Big 12, what he learned while playing at Iowa, and more. In this interview, you can just tell what a bright personality and vocal leader this kid will be in Morgantown. Most importantly, welcome Maurice Fleming to Mountaineer Nation and look forward to seeing this kid play this Fall. Listen to the full interview below and check out The Brandon Lowe Show weekday evenings at 5 on AM 950 WBES Charleston.