Dana Holgorsen is hitting the road and making sure his recruits feel at home with the WVU football team.
This week, WVU football recruit Blaine Scott tweeted photos of himself with Dana Holgorsen at his school, Sciotoville Community School-East High School in Portsmouth, Ohio. It’s not that far of a trip from Morgantown, but it was still nice to see Coach Holgorsen go out of his way to make a future Mountaineer feel welcomed.
In high school, Scott played on both sides of the ball and judging by his videos on hudl, he is the biggest player on the field by far. He won’t be looked up to much in college, though, so he will have to work as hard as everyone else to maintain playing shape and get even stronger.
In college, Scott will likely play offensive guard. According to 247sports, he is the No. 23 OG in the country and the No. 23 prep football prospect in the state of Ohio. He committed to West Virginia in October, so this visit may have been the first time Holgorsen has seen Scott since then.
According to WV Metronews, Scott visited Morgantown early in the season for the East Carolina game. Before that, he was committed to Ole Miss. Since Hugh Freeze was fired, he decided to open his recruitment.
The visit was good for Scott to get excited about becoming a Mountaineer. The visit was also good for Holgorsen to see what it’s like for a high school student to juggle classroom responsibilities with the tasks of playing football and hitting the weight room.
With Scott originally committing to Ole Miss, having Holgorsen in good standing with WVU is a good thing. Scott had previously loyalty to Freeze and now has put his trust in Holgorsen. There has been low murmurs abound about Holgorsen’s potential prospectus of coaching another team with so many openings. Other indications say he will be at West Virginia as long as the university will have him, considering he signed a five-year extension last season.