Today, Daryl Worley announced his commitment to the Mountaineers, opting to turn down offers from the likes of Tennessee, Boston College, Maryland, Iowa, Purdue and Penn State, among many others.
Worley has been on campus each of the last two days, and his lead recruiter was QB coach Jake Spavital.
The athlete from William Penn Charter School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is one of the more dynamic players on the East Coast, and he has the ability to play both receiver and safety in college.
He has very good size to play both at 6'0" and 185 pounds and has great speed, as he runs a 4.44 in the 40-yard dash.
As the saying says, speed kills, and Worley has a ton of it. On offense, he projects nicely at either inside or outside receiver and also is a real threat returning kicks.
With his speed, he has the ability to be a game-changer at the college level.
The Mountaineer coaching staff reeled in a dynamic talent with Worley regardless of whether he plays on offense or defense.
He is one player whose interest was intrigued by the move to the Big 12 conference because of the increase in talent level in competition.
In an article by Geoff Coyle of wvillustrated.com, Worley says, "I love the Big 12, it's such a great conference and you're playing those down south teams that just love the game of football. It's football at its best."
Fans had been waiting to see the effects of the conference move and how it would change recruiting. Reeling in a recruit such as Worley, a rising 3-star recruit on Rivals, is a great illustration of what the Big 12 will bring to the Mountaineer football program.
With the addition of Worley, the Mountaineers have a very solid recruiting class with 10 commitments and are right around the halfway point in terms of players they are recruiting in the 2013 class.