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Mountaineers land No. 10

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West Virginia picked up commitment No. 10 over the weekend. The latest pledge for the Mountaineers comes from the Commonwealth.
"I just talked to Coach Beatty and it's official, I committed to West Virginia," Sterling (Va.) Dominion athlete DeAndre Reaves said. "I gave them my word yesterday when I went up there and then just confirmed it now.
"The coaches at West Virginia pretty much knew it was coming by the way we've been talking. I went up there with the intention of committing, I just wanted to go there one last time to make sure it was what I wanted to do. My parents and family members came with me and it was a great environment."
What made Reaves pick the Mountaineers?
"It's cause of the kind of guys they take, they are like myself," he said. "They aren't really big, they are the quick small guys that make you miss, the shifty speed guys. I thought I fit in well there and academic wise; they have a lot to offer. I felt comfortable and it's a place I can fit in at."
The coaches were a factor for the two-star prospect.
"They were really straight forward with me about everything," he said. "Coach Beatty came to my school during my junior year and he mentioned I'd be a guy they offered, but they were looking at other guys too. They just wanted to make sure all the pieces fell in the right place before they offered me. I liked how honest they were and what better could you get than somewhere that is going to be completely 100% honest with you for the next four years. I liked that a lot about them."
Reaves is heading in as an athlete for the Mountaineers.
"They are looking at me as a running back and slot," he said. "Those are basically the positions I play on my high school team now. I'm pretty comfortable with that and obviously I have to compete for time."
Overall Reaves is thrilled with his choice.
"I'm happy with the decision I made," he said. "I felt like it's going to be a place I love and will fit in great for the next four years. I feel comfortable I'll be leaving with a degree as well."
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