The Saga Continues...
Two of the most heralded and talented wide receiver recruits in recent memory for this team have also been two of the most frustrating.
Deon Long and Logan Heastie are not with the team heading into spring ball. The reports and news surrounding their situations have been scarce and lacking detail.
No fan knows just what exactly is going on, but you do hear the rumors.
The speculation is out there, but until everything has been confirmed and substantiated by Coach Stewart, we can only treat the situation for what it's worth. Neither are Mountaineers right now.
College is a transition for every young person, and everyone deals with the struggles of that transition in different ways. Being a football player with a lot of expectations and pressures only shines the magnifying light even brighter on those struggles.
No badmouthing of these two talented young players is needed from fans. We must let them both find their ways. If their future includes a Mountaineer uniform then all the better; if not, then we should wish them the best on their journeys.
It is something like this that makes you appreciate a player like Tavon Austin all the more. So let's appreciate the players who are out there this Spring, busting their butts to get better and pushing their teammates.
As fans, it's OK to continually monitor the situation throughout the spring, but for the most part we should let these two work out their problems in private.
Hopefully, they can get themselves back on track and right their careers as Mountaineers.