The West Virginia Mountaineers received an early-morning commitment on Saturday, when cornerback Cameron Calhoun announced he would be taking his talents to Morgantown.
Calhoun shared the news in a tweet at 2:46 a.m.!
Calhoun is a consensus three-star prospect and is ranked by 247Sports as a Top 15 player in Ohio and a Top 50 cornerback in the country.
Calhoun picked the Mountaineers over Kentucky and Georgia Tech. The Cincinnati native is playing his high school ball at Winton Woods and is listed at 6’2”, 175 pounds.
Head coach Neal Brown could use all the good news he can get on the recruiting front, as he’s continued to lose players to the transfer portal.
Two weeks ago he defended the state of his program, saying, “I sit here more resolute, more confident, and more committed in my beliefs on how to run a program than I’ve ever been. I believe in pouring into the student-athletes. I believe in going all in. I believe in building an infrastructure and surrounding them with a support staff that pours into them, develops them, creates a culture of accountability. There’s going to be some days that are tough like the last day and a half where you lose some guys that you are really invested in. But I believe if you do it that way, there are going to be a lot more success stories than there are ones that go away.”
The Mountaineers now have five commitments for the Class of 2023 and the class is ranked fifth in the Big 12, according to 247Sports.