While fans from across the Mountain State will flock to Morgantown this weekend to watch the Gold-Blue spring game at Milan Puskar Stadium, prospects from across the country will take in the sights and sounds of Mountaineer football.
One of those prospects is Arnold High School (FL) 2016 quarterback Cody Saunders.
Saunders, 6-foot-2 and 200 pounds received a Mountaineer offer talking with West Virginia running backs coach JaJuan Seider.
Holding offers from Florida Atlantic, Southern Miss, Georgia Southern and Liberty, the Mountaineers are sitting at the top of the leaderboard.
Baylor, Clemson and Purdue have also shown interest in the pro-style signal caller.
Saunders will likely need to visit Morgantown before any commitment becomes official, but fans of the gold and blue can rest easy after telling us that he will be in attendance this weekend.
Last season, Saunders finished 113 of 207 for 1,765 and 15 touchdowns. He added 907 yards on 116 carries and 8 touchdowns.
While some will focus on the “star factor”, Saunders tape jumps off the page as he brings a toughness to the game and a big arm. Having the ability to add to the run game and provide an accurate pass game is important in the Big 12, as most teams are doing with a dual-threat look under center.
With fans on commit watch this weekend, there will be other prospects in town that are worth keeping a close eye on.
Guys like Steven Smothers, Tymar Sutton, Tyliek Raynor, Josh Ball, Derrik Pitts and Devin Studstill are all expected to be on campus this weekend.
One prospect everyone will keep an eye on is Smothers, who has long had West Virginia as his top school.
Could this be the weekend?
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