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West Virginia gets verbal commitment from legacy wide receiver recruit

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Holly Springs’ Bryce Wheaton is following in his family’s footsteps, and will become a Mountaineer

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Dana Holgorsen’s Best Week Ever may be over, but it looks like there’s still some residual good news hanging around. Holly Springs (NC) wide receiver Bryce Wheaton gave his verbal commitment to the West Virginia Mountaineers and announced his decision on Twitter this evening.

Wheaton is a Mountaineer legacy, multiple times over. Bryce’s grandfather, Garrett Ford, Sr, played for West Virginia before eventually becoming the Associate Athletic Director. His uncle, Garrett Ford, Jr, split time with Eugene Napoleon the year after the Mountaineers lost to Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl. Both of Bryce’s parents received degrees from West Virginia University, so you can say being a Mountaineer is in his blood.

Bryce competed at The Opening Regionals earlier this year, and was ranked the 4th best receiver of the day. He’s 6’3”, 203 lbs, and ran a 4.5 40-yard dash. Wheaton chose the Mountaineers over offers from Louisville, Syracuse, Washington State and Missouri.