Barry Brunetti, who you know as the #1 dual-threat QB if you read the headline, has verbally committed to the Mountaineers. Brunetti, from Memphis, chose WVU over offers from Penn State, Tennessee, and Mississippi State, among others.
This is a huge coup for the Mountaineer staff, as they have their two top targets (the other being Texas's Jeremy Johnson) secured at the most important position on the field. While we need both to sign their letters of intent, having two this early at least lessens the risk in case one changes their mind down the road.
From us here at The Smoking Musket: Welcome home, Mr. Brunetti!
UPDATE: We will keep you posted with what the college football nation is saying about this verbal.
First, Tom Luginbill of ESPN:
"We have said before that if Brunetti were two inches taller he would be a national recruit not only as a dual-threat, but as a passer. He is an ideal fit for WVU's offense and now the Mountaineers have two excellent prospects for the future in last years Eugene Smith and Barry Brunetti."
And from the Memphis Commerical-Appeal:
"It must have been a blessing, telling me to go to West Virginia. I spent the weekend there and I had a great time. I loved it. I mean, the thing that really got me was that I spent two days there and I could find nothing negative about it."