Keystone OT picks the Mountaineers

West Virginia picked up further depth on the offensive line with the addition of a 6-foot-6, 260-pound offensive tackle on Friday. The Keystone State prospect picked the Mountaineers over offers from Maryland, Marshall, Buffalo and Miami (Ohio).
"I actually I went down there two days ago and saw everything that I didn't see before," Jefferson Hills (Pa.) Thomas Jefferson offensive tackle Pat Eger said. "Everything went great and I got home and called them and gave them my verbal on Friday night.
"I talked to Coach Stewart and Coach Johnson. They were all really excited and can't wait."
What sold Eger on the Mountaineers?
"I went down there and they were totally remodeling the whole locker room, it was amazing," he said. "I went around and saw the dorm rooms I'd stay in my first year and off-campus apartments. Everything is real nice.
"I like the coaching staff. They make you feel like part of the family. It's a big family there and feels right. All the players were nice too and they are a top ten team every year."
Eger liked new head coach Bill Stewart as well.
"I thought he was a very personable guy. He is someone you can sit down and have a conversation with. It feels like he's been head coach there for ten or fifteen years."
West Virginia already has a plan for the new commitment.
"They want to put me at left tackle," he said. "They are graduating four or five guys and so I'll probably redshirt my first year. I want that year to give me extra time in the weight lifting program."