Back in early October, Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) three-star running back Roshard Burney took an official visit to West Virginia. It took him nearly two months of deliberating, but on Monday evening he committed to the Mountaineers.
"I went ahead and made the move," Burney said. "I just felt it was the right time.
"I have been thinking about it ever since I got off the visit to West Virginia," Burney added. "I just really loved that place. I was going to wait and take some other visits, but I decided that West Virginia is the right place for me."
The 5-foot-10, 205-pound back called and spoke with a pair of coaches on the West Virginia staff.
"I talked to Coach (Dana) Holgorsen and the running backs coach, Coach (Robert) Gillespie," Burney said. "They were just excited. They were saying that they had been waiting for me to call them and make my decision, my announcement. They are glad I did. They are excited."
The visit to Morgantown made an impression on Burney but what stood out to him the most were the people that will surround him during his college career.
"I loved the environment and the coaching staff," Burney said. "They are good people and they want to see me succeed."
Also, he is a fan of the offensive attack used by Holgorsen.
"I think I will fit in real good to their offense," Burney said. "I think he will use me on some screen, jet sweeps, and just running it up the middle. I think I fit into it real well."
While he says he is a firm commitment to West Virginia, he hasn't ruled out using his remaining official visits.
"I am probably still going to take some other visits," Burney said. "I was going to take one to Illinois but everything that happened with Coach (Ron) Zook, that just really threw me off. It just messed with my mind. It is crazy because I spoke to him last week. He was just saying how he wanted to have me up on a visit and show me around. It kind of shocked me (that he was dismissed).
"I might also go to see Rutgers," Burney added. "I have four (officials) left, so I am going to take my visits."
Academically, Burney said his grades are in order but he has to improve his standardized test score.