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COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Baltimore (Md.) Loyola safety Terence Garvin is excited about a lot of things. He is excited about being in the Crab Bowl between the best players in Washington D.C. and the best players in Maryland. He is excited about his commitment to West Virginia and he is also excited about his upcoming official visit to Morgantown.
At Monday's kickoff practice for the Crab Bowl, Garvin enjoyed the competition and the level of play he saw out of his teammates.
"It was nice being able to see myself against some other people that were just as experienced and fast," Garvin said. "There's some good competition. Being able to play against people my speed and my competition, you don't have any weak links out here.
"It's fun and it's an honor to be out here but it's also a preparation to see where I am and what I need to work on."
While some players will be playing with and against will be looking to make a name for themselves for college coaches, Garvin has the pressure off as he has been committed to West Virginia since the summer. The feel he got from the school has not given him any doubts about his commitment.
"Everybody up there is so nice," Garvin said about the WVU campus. "I really like the coaches and the defense because they play the 3-5-3. That really caught my eye because I'm playing safety and that's more chance to get on the field."
Garvin will be taking an official visit to West Virginia on Jan. 26 but he already has taken in the campus on an unofficial visit so he already knows a little bit about what to expect.
"All the people are really friendly," he said of Morgantown. "You wouldn't think that they're that friendly but they are. And they love their football. They don't have a professional team so that's their professional team."
Garvin chose West Virginia over recruiting efforts from Maryland, Virginia, NC State and Boston College among others.