January 12, 2007

Mountaineers nudge in on 5-star wide receiver

MORGANTOWN--Most close observers of West Virginia football believe that the Mountaineers are one deep threat away from being perhaps NCAA's most devastating offense.

This year, departed wide receivers coach Butch Jones developed Brandon Myles into a key possession receiver who scored 8 touchdowns.

West Virginia, who was a Top 5 performer in scoring, rushing and total offense, may have an outside shot of bringing in that kind of burner, who can also make plays across the middle, if it land a visit from Rivals.com five-star wide receiver of Brent Vinson of Hargrave (Va.) Military Academy via Phoebus High, also of the Old Dominion.

Vinson, 6-foot-2, 190 pounds, signed a national letter of intent with Tennessee out of Billy Dee's standout program in the Virginia Tidewater, but standardized test scores tripped up the blazing (4.4 40) wideout's chances of becoming a Volunteer immediately.

Brent was a Rivals 4-star out of Phoebus and chose the Vols over Florida, Virginia, Virginia Tech and West Virginia.

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