October 28, 2013

JUCO DT plans to see WVU

For the second consecutive year West Virginia has had success targeting junior college players and a four-star defensive lineman committed elsewhere is now squarely on the radar and looking at an official visit to Morgantown.

West Virginia got involved with Hattiesburg (Miss.) Pearl River C.C. defensive tackle Dalvon Stuckey when they made their way down to watch Pearl River play during the Mountaineers bye week. Mountaineers defensive line coach Erik Slaughter is leading the charge in the recruitment for the 6-foot-4 305-pound defensive tackle.

"They came to see me play when they were down and they contacted soon after the game," he said.

"I just like their [WVU] swagger and I love the way they play football," he said. "I just clicked with WVU for some reason. I mean other schools like Auburn are recruiting me hard and I have a lot of offers but West Virginia has me interested."

Currently the Rivals four star defensive tackle has offers from Florida, Miami, Texas, Auburn, Cincinnati, Alabama, Louisanna Lafeyette, Florida Tech, Utah State and West Virginia.

"I really don't know much [about WVU] but they play good defense and it's somewhere I could make an instant impact at," Stuckey said.

Stuckey hasn't ruled out taking all his official visit, including a trip to Southern Miss this weekend. He even told Rivals own Rob Cassidy that he will try to make it to Auburn and Nebraska at some point but no date has been set. One trip he knows he wants to take is to Morgantown.

"I'll probably visit West Virginia on November 9th but I also could be up December 6th, sad Stuckey. "It's going to be one of those dates."

The Miami commit says the the Hurricane staff is still recruiting him and want him to be part of their class.

"My relationship with Miami is real good. I talk to them on a weekly basis," he said. "I'm still committed but I want to just check out all my options."

Stuckey isn't sure when he will make his final decision but has put everyone on warning that the decision could come in the near future.

"Soon, real soon so be on the lookout," Stuckey laughed.

Stuckey says he is on pace to graduate in December and will have three years to play two. A former Florida State commitment, Stuckey played high school ball at De Funiak Springs (Fla.) Walton Senior High School and was rated as a three-star prospect out of high school.

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