College recruiting around the country really ramps up today as players begin to arrive on various campuses for official visits.
Neal Brown and his staff are preparing for this important weekend as they will host a number of their top targets that they eventually hope to add to their Class of 2022.
One of those is Michigan 2022 Christion Stokes from Harper Woods, Michigan. This 3-star recruit currently holds an offer list of West Virginia, Iowa, Michigan State, Cincinnati, Kansas, Maryland, Minnesota, Penn State, Syracuse, Western Michigan, Central Michigan, Buffalo, Bowling Green, Ball State and Akron.
Prior to his drive this afternoon from Michigan to the West Virginia campus, West Virginia Sports Now spoke with Stokes about his emotions prior to his first official visit.
“I’m beyond excited, this is an amazing time because you only get to do this once in your life,” Stokes told West Virginia Sports Now. “Today, I’m going to a new state, I’m going to see a team and I’m going to see what a four year university is really like and I’m looking forward to trying to get a feel of a place that could end being where I spend the next 3-4 years of my life. It’s going to be a humbling and fun experience, I’m hoping to have a lot of fun.”
With the impressive list of offers that he’s earned, Stokes has his choice of where he wants to use his five official visits. Why did he choose to use one of them to visit West Virginia?
“The coaching staff at West Virginia are just great guys. I love talking to them and it’s been fun to be able to talk to them regularly. I talk to their coaches like they’re my family. Even before Coach Wright got to West Virginia, he was talking to me when he was with Western Michigan. The fact that he’s still trying to be my coach and that he still wants to coach me, it’s amazing. It’s amazing to get that much love from coaches and also know that they’re going to keep things honest with me.”
My junior season has come to a close unfortunately💔 I told y’all this year was gonna be a movie‼️🎥 https://t.co/V6YiGxtRrw
— stokioo🗣 (@ChristionStokes) November 1, 2020
“During my visit, I want to make sure they have what I want to major in,” said Stokes. “Right now, I’m thinking about sports journalism or zoology. I also want to get look at their facilities as well as getting to know and hanging out with the current players. I’ve gotten to know a good portion of the coaches already so getting the chance to know the players would be good.”
Following his weekend at West Virginia, Stokes tells West Virginia Sports Now that he will make official visits to Iowa and Central Michigan before announcing his decision on July 10.