Ontario, Canada three-star offensive tackle David Knevel has come to a decision on where he will take his final two official visits, but before that the 6-foot-8, 295-pound prospect finished up official visit No. 3 to West Virginia this weekend.
"It was a great visit," Knevel said of West Virginia. "It was nice to meet all the coaches and get a great feel for the place. I really liked the energy at the stadium - I didn't really expect that. They didn't do so well, but the fans were pretty supportive throughout the whole game. That's a good thing to have and I really liked that for sure. Overall it was an exploration visit and I think it went really well."
Prior to his trip to West Virginia, Knevel had taken official visits to Purdue and Nebraska earlier this fall. Those two schools went into the weekend atop his list, and emerge in the same spots.
"I'd say that Purdue and Nebraska are still ahead, but it definitely was a good visit [to WVU]," Knevel said. "I'd say they are about in the same position as they were going in [to the weekend]."
Under NCAA rules, Knevel can take a maximum of five official visits and he now knows where his final two trips will be taken.
"I've confirmed that I am going to be going to Wisconsin and Washington State for my last two," Knevel said. "Wisconsin is going to be on the 17th [of November] and [Washington State] the weekend after."
Knevel's recruitment started late and new schools are still coming into the picture. Within the last week Michigan has made contact with the Canadian prospect.
"I have been hearing a little bit about that, but I have not been able to get in contact with Michigan," Knevel said. "They have been saying that they are interested, but nothing official yet.
"I'd take a look, but I wouldn't say it is too late. I have my officials set, but they are pretty close and if I wanted to visit them I could always take an unofficial."
Vanderbilt is the most recent school to extend an offer to Knevel. Another SEC school, Alabama, has been hanging around and continues to show interest. Knevel visited Tuscaloosa over the summer and maintains strong interest in the Crimson Tide.
"They are looking at my film right now, so I guess I will hear on what they think about that," Knevel said of Alabama. "I met the coaches and got along with them very well. It was surprising the fit I felt down there and have been in contact with them on a weekly basis. It's a good relationship we have there and I'm excited to see what they think of the film."