2016 wide receiver prospect Steven Smothers has said on multiple occasions in the past that he just felt at home during his visits to WVU and today the talented prospect is headed home. Smothers announced today that he is committing to WVU as part of their talented 2016 class which got arguably it’s top prospect with his commitment. “I felt that I was ready to pull the trigger today”, Smothers said about making his decision this afternoon.
Smothers, 5’10 155 lbs. speedy wide receiver prospect from Franklin High (MD) is drawing comparisons to former WVU wide receiver Tavon Austin, who happens to be Smothers God brother, with his playmaking skills and elusiveness in the open field. Smothers had visited WVU on multiple occasions before deciding yesterday, “WVU was the place that I felt the most comfortable and the best offensive fit for myself.”
Smothers held offers from over 25 programs but cut his list to just 6 schools on July 25th right before making a visit to WVU. Smothers relationship with WVU coach Lonnie Galloway is one of the major factors in this decision but also the relationship Smothers was able to develop with current commits from the 2016 class during his visits including his possible future quarterback Cody Saunders.
Steven had a simple message for all of Mountaineer Nation, “I can’t wait to wear the old gold and blue.”
Smothers, who will enroll at WVU over the summer next year, will give the Mountaineers a much needed electrifying playmaker that they have missed since the departure of Tavon Austin but Smothers could exceed any expectations that Mountaineer Nation has for the talented prospect which is scary for WVU opponents.