Another four-star recruit is heading to Morgantown. Four-star cornerback Jacolby Spells from Florida announced on social media Sunday morning that he has committed to WVU.
Spells (5-foot-11, 170 pounds) plays at American Heritage in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He is rated as a four-star recruit by 247Sports, who also rank him as one of the Top 200 overall players in the Class of 2022.
He chose WVU over Arizona State, Arkansas, Indiana and Miami, as well as over 20 other offers. Spells is the second four-star prospect to commit to WVU’s 2022 recruiting class, joining quarterback Nicco Machiol.
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“I selected West Virginia because that’s the school that’s been recruiting me the hardest,” said Spells. “They’ve been after me since my freshman and sophomore year when I was playing wide receiver and then when I switched over to defensive back, they kept recruiting me the same way. They have always been showing me love, calling me, texting my phone and telling me how much of a priority I am especially since I switched over to defensive back. They’ve lost a couple of defensive backs and knowing that I can come in and play right way, West Virginia was the place that I knew that I wanted to go.”
West Virginia was Spells first official visit and also took ones to Miami and Indiana but he tells West Virginia Sports Now that he had a really good feeling where he’d be going following that trip to Morgantown.
“I really thought about it when I went up there on my visit in June. I had a real long talk with Head Coach Neal Brown and after it was done, I thought to myself, ‘wow this was a place that I could really be at.”
“Then when I did recently commit, I called Coach Brown and told him that I was committing and coming to Morgantown,” said Spells. “I could tell that he was really excited and I was excited just telling him. It was big for me knowing that I had just committed to a great school that has a lot of great people in it. After that, everyone on the coaching staff called me and were excited. It was a great moment.”
As we wrapped up our conversation, Spells had a message for football fans at West Virginia.
“You’re getting a fast, physical player that’s coming to make a name for himself and put everything out for the fans in Morgantown and I’m going to do everything I can to help bring a national championship to Morgantown.”
Spells is WVU’s 11th overall commit in the class, along with Machiol, defensive end Zion Young, defensive backs Mumu Bin-Wahad and Tyrin Woodbey, defensive lineman Aric Burton, offensive linemen Sully Weidman, Charlie Katarincic and Maurice Hamilton, receiver Jarel Williams and tight end Corbin Page.