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2023 Commit Eamon Smalls: West Virginia Felt Like ‘A Big Family’



Consensus 2023 three-star recruit ‘Big’ Eamon Smalls (6-foot-2, 295-pounds) committed to West Virginia on June 12 and immediately following his official visit to the school. He took time with West Virginia Sports Now to discuss his official visit and following commitment with the school.

“Honestly loved it when I went up there,” said Smalls. “It was like a family. To me, I honestly feel like it was a big family. I also like the scenery. I loved everything about the campus. I feel like it was perfect for me.”

Smalls comes from Beaufort High School in Ladys Island, SC, which is approximately 600 miles down south from Morgantown, West Virginia. The long travel, approximately a 10 hour drive, didn’t deter Smalls from enjoying his only official visit.

“It was amazing,” said Smalls on the visit. “Definitely ate a lot, I can say that for the most part. It was fun. It was fun talking with the coaches. Got to sit down and eat with coach Brown. It was a pretty cool time.”

Smalls said his favorite food on the visit was an omlet he had for breakfast while his favorite moment was hanging out at head coach Neal Brown’s house. At the house, the prospects had a cook-out, played basketball, road ATVs and went boating on the lake behind his house.

Smalls committed to West Virginia over offers from Charlotte, Coastal Carolina, East Carolina, Eastern Michigan and Liberty. According to 247Sports, he was also being pursued by South Carolina but wasn’t offered a scholarship by them. When asked if he’d still take an official visit to one of those schools despite committing to West Virginia, Smalls said he wasn’t sure.

“I honestly don’t know,” said Smalls. “I feel like West Virginia is home.”

When it comes to what he likes about the program, Smalls said that the weight room is what stood out to him. He previously spoke about the campus scenery and family vibe that led to his commitment as well.

“Definitely, have to say, the weight room,” said Smalls. “Definitely the weight room.”

Off the field Smalls is a normal teenager who enjoys playing Madden with his family. On the field, he compared himself to the run-stuffers in the NFL and said his toughness and power are his top two strengths while he seeks to improve his hand and foot work in college. He is planning on majoring in either Aerospace Engineering or Business Management at West Virginia.

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