Richmond (Va.) Varina running back Trey Johnson made his selection this evening. The 5-foot-10, 166-pounder made his choice for the Big East, deciding to join his teammate.
"I committed to West Virginia around 6 p.m. tonight," he said. "I told Coach Stewart and he was excited. He told me to come to the junior day."
Johnson went on about his pick.
"I've always liked West Virginia as a young kid," he stated. "I can play early there and I like that my family can come see me play football at the next level. It's not that far from home, it's close.
"They also have good running backs. I can see myself in that position, playing with them and hopefully taking over for Noel Devine when he leaves.
"I also like the coaches. Coach Beatty is a cool guy, laid back. Coach Stewart is funny. He's just like Coach Beatty, laid back as well. Also, they care about their athletes. I like that a lot too."
What are Johnson's chances for playing time in the foreseeable future?
"They told me I have to work for the job, but it shouldn't be hard since everybody is leaving. I have to come in and be good."
Johnson joins his teammate, Marquis Wallace who also committed to West Virginia. What made the two want to play together?
"I told Marquis I wanted to play with him in college. I never had a teammate like him and I want to stay with him since we're close friends. We're doing that."