Four-star cornerback Vance Roberts out of Washington (D.C.) Dunbar made his decision today. The 5-foot-10, 166-pounder decided to head to the Big East.
"I committed about two hours ago," he said. "I committed to Coach Beatty and he was excited. I made him a happy man."
What made Roberts decide on the Mountaineers?
"You know, I just wanted to get the process over with," he said. "I knew I was going to commit back in June, but my brother wanted to wait so that we didn't do it too early. We waited it out a month to see how we feel and we still felt like making a decision. It's just a really great day for my brother, my family and me.
"I really like the playing style at West Virginia. I always liked them growing up as a kid. I went there and watched a scrimmage and I could have jumped out there and been part of it. I wanted to get in the huddle on defense."
The coaches were a big factor in Roberts choice.
"Coach Beatty is a great guy, real genuine and of course he's a coach that I look at as a friend," he said. "I like the whole staff though. Coach Stewart is a great person too. I always want to play for a guy like him."
Roberts plans to play cornerback in Morgantown upon his arrival, but how soon he sees the field is up to him.
"They recruited me as a cornerback," he said. "In February they broke down the depth chart and I have a great chance of starting as a freshman or having a major role. That is something I've always wanted to do. I know I'll have to work my butt off to make everybody back home proud. I'm eager to get started."
Meanwhile, as mentioned above, Roberts brother Vernard also committed to the Mountaineers today. What does that meant o him?
"It's just an honor to go to the same school with my brother," he said. "Since we were kids that was our main goal that they take the two of us. We didn't take no for an answer and we kept working and God blessed us."