Three-star RB picks the Mountaineers

West Virginia continues to delve into the 757 pulling in their fourth commitment from the region and third from Phoebus High School in Hampton, Virginia. The latest is a talented three-star running back.
"I committed around noon today to Coach Beatty," Phoebus tailback Shawne Alston said. "I first went up there for the spring game and talked to them a bit then. They weren't sure about a scholarship.
"Today, Coach Dee told me they might offer and got back to me and told me they offered. I called my mother, a couple uncles and they all told me it was a good move. Then I called Coach Beatty back and went ahead and committed."
What was Beatty's reaction?
"He said he thought I was going to commit," he said. "He knew I liked it a lot and like me since I'm a different running style. They have a lot of small speedy backs and want me as a downhill power back."
Obviously Alston was impressed with his visit to West Virginia back in the spring. He went into detail about that.
"I went up there for the spring game and the atmosphere is great, it's a football town," he stated. "I was signing autographs. I know Tajh and Baby D wanted me to go there before the season. I even wanted to go. I told my mom before I transferred to Phoebus that is where I wanted to go.
"I like the nice field and facilities. The weight room and coaches are great. I like the way they talk and the way the program is run."
Chris Beatty, his recruiter was big as well.
"He was big," he said. "He was recruiting me and is a cool dude.
"I would say Tajh Boyd and Dominik Davenport were important too. They kept telling me to come up there with them at West Virginia. It makes it more comfortable for me to know some people are up there I know."
Alston committed to West Virginia over offers from ECU, Maryland, Illinois and Penn State.