Long Island (N.Y.) North Babylon running back Jason Gwaltney took his final official visit this weekend as he prepares for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl this upcoming week. Did the one-time West Virginia commitment get that old feeling back when he was in Morgantown this weekend?
"It was a really good visit," said the 6-foot-0, 234-pounder, who is ranked as the No. 29 player in the country and No. 5 running back. "West Virginia is a really great place and I like the coaches and players. It's like a family down there, probably moreso than the other schools I visited. They'll be playing some big-time games as early as next year as well with Virginia Tech, Louisville and Pitt on the schedule. They're right up there with USC and Ohio State for me."
Gwaltney will now focus on the All-American Bowl and do some thinking.
"It's going to be a tough decision," he said. "All three schools offer something different. At USC I could win a national title, but I don't know if I'd play right away. At Ohio State I could probably play early and compete for a title, but I'm a little bit worried about their situation there with the NCAA. As for West Virginia, I can play early, it's close to home but the competition won't be as good, even though they play those three teams.
"I'm going to have to weigh it all and figure some things out."
Gwaltney was expected to announce his decision at the All-American Bowl, but won't be ready by then.
"I want to give it more time," he said. "I'll have some fun down in San Antonio, hopefully have a great week or practice and a great game and then come back and think on it."