Weston (Fla.) Cypress Bay linebacker Josh Witt says his greatest asset on the football field is his speed. That speed, and the rest of his ability, landed the 6-foot-2, 210-pound outside linebacker his first offer today.
"West Virginia offered me today," Witt said. "I don't know exactly which coach offered me. My coach told me they offered me today. That is my first offer."
Witt has yet to speak to a member of the Mountaineer staff, but does have a bit of knowledge about Bill Stewart's program.
"I know they run a 3-3-5 defense," Witt said. "Supposedly I would fit in good in their defense."
For the South Florida product, the first offer is a significant moment in his football career.
"It is a big deal," Witt said. "Ever since I was a little kid all I ever did was grow up and play football. For it to be realistic to go to a Division I school is a big deal. I am excited for me."
A number of other schools have expressed an interest in Witt, but he is waiting to see who is serious about pursuing him in the coming weeks and months before naming names.
"It is hard for me to really know," Witt said. "You never really know who is actually being honest with you and who is not. I am not 100-percent sure who is real serious and who isn't real serious."
Upon landing more offers and having to sort through his recruitment, finding the right school is simply about finding the best place for him on and off the field.
"I just want to find a school where I fit in the best," Witt said.
At the recent Miami Under Armour Combine, Witt ran the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds and recorded a time of 4.28 seconds in the shuttle run.