Rivals250 quarterback William Crest ended his recruitment today by announcing that he has committed to West Virginia.
"I like the school and look at them as family," said the 6-foot-2, 195-pound Crest. "They constantly showed me that I could be a part of their family. The atmosphere out there is good also. That's why I chose the school. I'm not sure when I'll be out there next. I need to talk with my parents to see what I need to do.
"I talked to the coaches. I let them know I was committing last Friday and I talked to them this morning," he said. "I didn't let it be known until today. They sounded very happy and were very glad that I committed to them. I'm working to see early playing time. I don't want it to just be handed to me. I will work for it and if I work hard enough that starting position will be mine."
The commitment isn't much of a shocker. Tavon Austin and Marvin Gross are both Baltimore (Md.) Dunbar alums that chose to be Mountaineers but Crest said keeping that tradition alive was not a factor in his decision.
"No," Crest said firmly. "That's the school I wanted to go to whether Tavon went to or not. That's the school that I liked."