With Saturday's 52-31 victory in the "Backyard Brawl" over Pitt, West Virginia moved one step closer to a possible Big East championship. There was a great atmosphere, and it had to be impressive to recruits in attendance. Was wide receiver Tommy Moss able to make the trip?
"I wanted to but things just didn't work out," he said. "I thought it was supposed to be an official visit, but apparently West Virginia thought it was an unofficial. Things just got a little mixed up. I wish I could have been there because they played great. I'll try to reschedule it and go some other time."
The 6-foot-3, 200-pound receiver from Rockville (Md.) Georgetown Prep runs the 40-yard dash in 4.6 seconds and has offers from West Virginia, Marshall, Syracuse, Illinois, Duke and Kent State. Who is his leader?
"There are two schools that are about even right now," he said. "Syracuse and Illinois are the two I'm most interested in. I've taken official visits to both those places, so I know more about them than any other schools. That's part of why they're high on my list. Once I visit West Virginia and maybe one or two others things might even out a little."
What will be the biggest factors in his decision?
"I don't think there will be any one thing. I'll think about things like playing time, academics and all that stuff. But it will mostly be one of those things where I just see how I feel."
Georgetown Prep finished the year with an 8-1 record. Moss caught 34 passes for 700 yards and seven touchdowns, rushed for 100 yards and returned three kickoffs for touchdowns.