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WVU Recruiting Target Aydan West Picks Michigan State

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2025 three-star cornerback Aydan West opted to commit to Michigan State over West Virginia and five other schools. West’s much-anticipated announcement finally happened on Tuesday night. West also considered Cincinnati, Duke, Penn State, Virginia and Wake Forest along with the Mountaineers.

West, a 6-foot-1, 185-pound 2025 product out of Quince Orchard High School in Gaithersburg, Md., completed an official visit with WVU earlier in the month.

He then followed his time in Morgantown by talking to WV Sports Now about his recruitment and what he liked about West Virginia.

West started the conversation praising West Virginia, both as a place and as a program. “WVU is a great place. The coaches and players showed a lot of love.,” he said.

He also detailed what he heard from the coaching staff during his most recent trip to Morgantown.

“They feel I am an all around football player and I can play all positions in the back half, but my main position is corner.”

West’s versatility makes him an attractive piece to play with for any defense.

An official visit allows recruits to really spend time with everyone involved in the program and truly get a glimpse of what life as a Mountaineer would be like. For West, that experience supports what the current players have been saying about the new and improved culture of the WVU program.

“TJ Crandall was my tour guide. Got to spend time time with the players and it was a good vibe. The DBs didn’t just hang with DBs, the entire team vibed together.”

West is considered a three-star by several major national recruiting outlets, but soaring up the charts as he continues to gain more exposure. Both Rivals and On3 Sports rank West as one of their top 20 players in Maryland.

He also went on an official visit to Michigan State recently and then made it seem like the Spartans were a contender based on his social media activity.

West even describes himself as a player who can fit any role.

“I am versatile with being able to play multiple positions . I am a DB that doesn’t mind coming down making the big hit but my cover skills are just as good.”

Click here for the rest of WV Sports Now’s coverage of WVU football recruiting.

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