Neal Brown and the West Virginia Mountaineers could be in store for a big recruiting weekend.
Following an official visit, Jones College (JUCO) safety Marques McLaurin announced that he had committed to WVU. McLaurin officially received an offer from the Mountaineers on December 2nd and obviously jumped on the opportunity to join West Virginia.
West Virginia Sports Now caught up with McLaurin moments after announcing his decision and asked him what led him to pick to spend his next four years on Morgantown?
“My family and I really felt comfortable while we were up there,” said McLaurin. “I feel that they will help me become a way better person and player. It’s always been my dream to play on a Power 5 level and this opportunity came. I can also come in and play a major role, knowing that have two safeties leaving. It was a hard and long process, but I feel that this is the best place for me to develop!”
“I’ve never saw anything like it, football facility wise. It was beautiful, I was amazed as soon as I walked into the building. You can really tell they put a lot into their players and that’s what I need!
— MarquesMclaurin (@marques1mc) November 8, 2021
The 6-foot-2, 200-pound safety from Mississippi, finished this season with 36 tackles (19 solo) and 5 interceptions and considering his two years of JUCO experience, McLaurin should be able to step right into the Mountaineers secondary.
“Yes, I expect to have an immediate impact,” said McLaurin. “The coaches expect me to come in and play, they aren’t bringing me in to be a backup. I don’t expect to start as soon as I get there but I’m going to work my butt off. I have a point to prove.”