The Fourth of July is often synonymous with fireworks and the West Virginia coaching staff let off some of their own on the recruiting trail after securing a commitment from Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage cornerback Jacolby Spells.

Spells, 5-foot-11, 176-pounds, had been one of the top targets on the Mountaineers radar since early in the process at the cornerback spot and the coaches were able to secure his pledge.

The three-star prospect selected the Mountaineers over fellow finalists Miami and Indiana after taking official visits to each of the three programs in June. While Spells had initially planned to announce a choice Aug. 1, he elected to move up the date and West Virginia got a big recruiting win as a result.