The future of the West Virginia offensive line may rest on the oversized shoulders of Cole Bentley.
Bentley, a native of Kentucky, is racking up the offers and visits from many east coast colleges.
The WVU visit comes just a few days after he spent this past Saturday at the Gold-Blue Spring Game at The Greenbrier.
The Mountaineers were one of the first teams to offer Bentley. Most recently, he picked up an offer from Georgia Tech. He is currently a junior at Belfry High School, so Bentley still has a full year to make his decision.
Watching his highlight video, Bentley is the biggest guy on the field and he plays like it. He stands at 6-foot-5 and weighs 295 pounds, which makes him the size of most Division I lineman, already.
He has the ability to extend the play for his ball carriers because of his great blocking skills. For being such a huge specimen, Bentley moves well and has good hands.
He has also seen time as a tight end in high school. The past two years, he has helped Belfry to a pair of state championships. That success has helped him gain attention from top programs, along with increasing his star rating. He has jumped from a two-star recruit to a three-star recruit in just a couple of months.
According to 247sports, Bentley is likely to stay in-state, whether that is Louisville or Kentucy remains to be seen. Still, the Mountaineers are in the picture as Bentley’s most recent visit was to see the Mountaineers’ Spring Game and he could be in Morgantown for another official visit once the 2016 season gets underway.
The Greenbrier is located three hours from his hometown, so going up to Morgantown will be a bit more of a trip.
It’ll be worth it, though, for Bentley to see how his skills can aid the future of West Virginia football.