Neal Brown has acknowledged that he and his staff need to add more talent to the roster in order for West Virginia to become a true contender in the Big 12 Conference.
This Mountaineers staff took some mini steps this weekend in order to make that happen.
Friday night, 2021 4-star offensive and Top 100 recruit Wyatt Milum made a commitment to West Virginia over other offers from Alabama, Georgia, Florida State, Michigan, Notre Dame and Penn State.
Milum isn’t the only 4-star lineman that Neal Brown and his staff are pursuing.
Over the weekend, the Mountaineers staff hosted 2021 4-star offensive tackle Brody Wisecarver (6’4”, 315) from DeSmet High School in St. Louis, Missouri. Wisecarver made the trip to West Virginia with his mother and both left impressed.
”The reason I decided to come this weekend is West Virginia is a high priority on my list of colleges and I wanted to check them out,” Wisecarver tells WV Sports Now. “My mom has never been there to look at it so that’s what this weekend was about. We were able to go there, we saw more about the school and got to talk and have more 1-on-1 time with Coach Moore. Ultimately, I’m trying to make my decision at the latest by the end of May.”
The Wisecarver family were very impressed with everything they saw in Morgantown but one thing stood out the most.
”The support system for academics,” said Wisecarver. “They make it so that players succeed and you honestly have to try to fail. They make it so your school schedule works well with football. They help you with tutors so the support system with academics was really cool.”
In terms of football, a big draw for Wisecarver is the relationship he’s been able to develop with assistant coach Matt Moore.
“Coach Moore is a really big reason why I like West Virginia. I like where he’s been and what he’s done. Everywhere he’s been he’s flipped the team from a losing team to a team that wins 10 games a season. He’s also coached players to the pros and I just love his style of coaching.”
Despite finishing 5-7 last season, Wisecarver loves the vibe he felt in Morgantown and believes Brown has the program headed into the right direction.
”I honestly feel that the new staff really know what they’re doing and have a winning plan set up. Everyone is buying into the program and it’s really cool,” said Wisecarver.
Wisecarver has upcoming visits set up to both Kentucky and Kansas State.