A team has now emerged as the team to beat for the top dual-threat quarterback prospect in the country. Barry Brunetti, from Memphis University School owns that distinction and he just left Morgantown after spending the weekend at West Virginia. The visit blew him away.
"The West Virginia visit was great and I loved it," Brunetti said. "I mean I loved it.
"The people, players and coaches were all great. I mean the coaches are just fantastic. It's a family place.
"I really loved coach (Bill) Stewart. He's honest, open and very straight up. He's just a great person. And I already have a good relationship with coach (Jeff) Mullen. West Virginia is felt a place where I feel real comfortable. I mean I spent two days there and I got a lot to see. There were not any negatives. Morgantown is nice and they treat players like rock stars."
So is it safe to say that the Mountaineers are his leader at this point?
"This visit is at the top. At this point West Virginia is leader and the team to beat."
It was supposed to be a weekend where Brunetti visited both West Virginia and Penn State. He fly to Charlotte on Thursday and was scheduled to catch a flight to Happy Valley on Friday. But weather problems wrecked his plans to visit the Nittany Lions. So he drove to Morgantown and spent two days there. He's now back in North Carolina before heading back home to Memphis tomorrow morning.
"I talked with the Penn State coaches and they were pretty understanding. They knew the flight was messed up. I couldn't do much about the weather. So I will talk to my dad and figure out how they figure in the (visit) plans this summer or fall."
Last weekend Brunetti visited both Ole Miss and Mississippi State. He got to spend the day with Dan Mullen of the Bulldogs.
"I hung out with coach Mullen just about the entire day. I feel very comfortable with him and he had a good talk with my mom and dad. We have always had a good relationship. I would love to play for him.
"Right now West Virginia is the team to beat but Mississippi State and Penn State are right there. You could kind of say that they are my top three."