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Urban makes a switch

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North Hunington (Pa.) Norwin defensive end Tyler Urban made a switch in the past week. The 6-foot-4, 235-pounder was committed to Maryland before heading over to the Big East.
"I committed about a week ago to West Virginia," he said. 'Mainly I decided on that because I like the closeness to home. That was the first thing for me that made me switch. I felt comfortable with it and liked talking to the new staff. I started talking to them more once they got everyone in and just felt more comfortable there.
"I really liked Coach Stewart before when he was an assistant and now he is the head coach. He has surrounded himself with some really good coaches from all over including Doc Holliday from Florida, the offensive coordinator from Wake Forest, the offensive line coach from Georgia and he still has at least three coaches from the old staff."
One other point was important for the three-star prospect.
"It's more of a college town in Morgantown," he said. "I felt comfortable with the players and I'll get to play with some players I've played against. Plus, they've got a lot of leading skill guys coming back like Noel Devine and Pat White."
Urban will make the switch to offense when he arrives at West Virginia.
"They want me to kind of be like Owen Schmitt," he said. "They want me to play fullback and some tight end. They are going to work to get that involved more. They told me I could play defensive end, but since they use a three man front I'd have to gain 50-pounds.
"I like the offense though. It's exciting and there is a chance I could play early this fall."
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