Potential Commitment Would Help Alleviate Loss of Lewis

The decommitment of defensive standout Aaron Lewis to WVU may have some fans shocked. After initially committing to WVU back in April, the three-star and heavily recruited defensive end flipped to Michigan on Sunday.

Despite his expression of loyalty, Lewis’ decision is an example of why we should be wary when it comes to excitement over verbal commitments. The University of Michigan is providing Lewis with a great opportunity and people change their minds often. We at Mountaineer Sports respect Lewis’ decision and wish him the best.

That being said, this one stings, but the sky is certainly not falling in Morgantown. As Brad Smith points outs in his revised recruiting article, the fact that Neal Brown and company were even able to lure this New Jersey stud to WVU is a huge achievement. WVU’s 2020 recruiting class is still shaping up nicely.

Additionally, one player similar to Lewis, in terms of position and ranking, has WVU in his top five school list.

Quentin Williams, a six-foot-three, 234 pound, three-star defensive end from Charlotte, North Carolina officially visited WVU on June 14th and was “impressed,” according to Kennan Cummings. Cummings also reports that Williams had not been to West Virginia prior to the visit but he now intends to come back.

Williams’ top five list, full of ACC teams, includes North Carolina, Louisville, Miami, Virginia Tech and WVU. On West Virginia Metro News’ “The Sweet Spot” podcast, Cummings said the fact that WVU was able to get Williams on campus is a “home run.”

Williams appears to be holding out until August 10th, his fathers’ birthday, to decide on his 2020 college destination. The Division I recruiting dead period, a length of time when prospective student athletes are not allowed to visit any schools, began June 24th and may last until July 24th, according to Cummings. Therefore, Williams may only have a few weeks between the end of the dead period and his big announcement. The fact that the last school Williams visited was WVU and him being impressed are good signs for the Mountaineers.

Rivals ranks Williams the 27th best at his position and 21st best recruit in the state of North Carolina for 2020.

Check out highlights of Williams at Mallard Creek High School here: https://www.hudl.com/profile/10283175/Quentin-Williams