February 6, 2014

Early target

While the eyes of the college football world turned squarely towards National Signing Day on Wednesday, the eyes of West Virginia directed its attention to several key recruits. With the surprise last-minute additions of players such as Dontae Angus and Donte Thomas-Williams, Mountaineer fans across the state rejoiced at winning the recruiting war on college football's D-Day.

But while much of the focus landed squarely on the crucial undecided players, Wednesday was also a day to celebrate those who made their wishes know weeks, and even months in advance.

One such player, who made his collegiate decision back in the fall of 2013 and stuck it out until signing day, was William Crest. The four-star quarterback from Dunbar High School in Baltimore was seen as a jewel of Coach Dana Holgorsen's recruiting class, and one that the coach staff refused to lose.

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