West Virginia picked up its highest rated football commit, to this point, on Friday night. 4-star linebacker Darrien Howard from Chaminade Julienne High School (OH) committed to WVU on Friday night.
Howard becomes the fifth verbal commitment in the 2013 recruiting class and the second linebacker. The other is Hordari Christian from McKeesport Area High School (PA).
Howard received offers from Cincinnati, Bowling Green, Indiana, Kentucky, NC State, Ohio, Toledo and Western Kentucky.
The 6-foot-2, 240-pound athlete hails from Dayton, Ohio. He also plays fullback.