WVU basketball signee Devin Williams is coming off a high school national championship with his Montverde (Fla.) Academy team. His high school head coach, Kevin Boyle, was a guest on Thursday’s MetroNews Statewide Sportsline to break down the future Mountaineer.

“He’s built like Superman,” Boyle said. “I think he’s a Huggins guy. I pushed him hard to West Virginia because I have a lot of respect for Coach Huggins and the job he’s done. I just really like him as a person. To me he’s so genuine and a great coach – I think Devin will excel in that system.”

Williams, one of four early WVU signees last fall, saw his stock rise during his senior season with Montverde.

“He’s developed into an excellent 17-foot shooter,” Boyle said. “He’s a good rebounder, excellent at screening and he has a good toughness about him. But he’s also like a big teddy bear and the community will embrace him, and I think he’ll be a fan favorite.”

How much Boyle sees Williams being able to contribute during his freshman year at West Virginia?

“I think he’s a need for them,” Boyle said. “I know and trust Coach Huggins and I think he feels he will be a major contributor right away — whether, that’s starting or first guy off the bench, we support it. We’re happy he’s going to play for West Virginia and if we could send more to West Virginia we would be thrilled with that.”

You can watch the complete interview with Boyle above.

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Comments

  • big tom

    the people wwho want BH to stay at wvu , are marsha fans or are just fools

  • Grant

    The people who want BH gone must hate WVU, are Marshall fans, or are just fools.

  • big tom

    it's amazing how many of you simply comply , and drink the kool=aid... don't question anyone and throw daggers at anyone who points out the truth.
    i simply believe in reality and wants what is best for wvu sports.
    Huggins has fallen on bad times, whether mental or physical or both , but this isn't the BH that beat up on nobodies in CUSA.
    I support WVU and O luck, in whatever are his actions.He needs to act in the best interest of WVU at all times, and that is a successful athletic program operating in the black. the move to the big 12 was justified. Keeping a coach on such a huge salary without regard to winning is simply out of the question.
    Yes give Huggins another year, he's on thehot seat, he must win 20 games and get back in the big dance.Anything else, is not acceptable in my viewpoint,
    we must contend for championships , now.
    Let his record the past three yrs speak for itself.. A pattern has been est. Decisions have to be made for the greater good of WVU

  • SPIKE BISHOP

    I know it's a "Public Forum", but why does your Hate Impede your Judgement?? I suggest You Attend Church on a Regular Basis. The Results are AMAZING!!! Lets Go Mountaineers!!!!!!

  • big tom

    how can anyone think we will be better next year.. players make the most improvement between fr. and soph yrs... well, look at our sophs. Really sad,
    seldom do fr. recruits make a huge difference to a team unless they are pro type material already, ..we have no recruits of that stature.
    after the 2013, Oliver will be looking for a new HC for WVU bb and maybe fb.
    Probably Olviver is looking right now for the prospects to suceed BH.
    I would hope he's at least looking,,
    Bobby , we love you but you don't have the dedication to coach up players anymore. It shows... bow out gracefully.

    • mtneerpat

      You have no Clue, Just a hater. Beilein recruited one great player while at WVU. Pittsnoggle was already recruited before Beilien. Do you not remember getting clobbered by every good big east team for his years here. Huggs has recruited three great players in his time here. Ebanks, Jones and Harris. Three or four more coming in this year. Just Watch.

  • Hoffy

    Reckon we'll see what happens with this recruit. I do sincerely hope he does well and can help the team.
    Only time will tell...

  • Chef Camille

    I wonder if Billy" the bagman" Hahn was in Kevin Boyle's pocket. He either wants a job or a new Lexus.

  • Justin

    Wow get some basketball IQ! Big 12 had some of worst refs in the NCAA behind the pac12...does Kansas getting a free win ring a bell? Look it up, the big 12 came out and apologized for screwing it up. Pretty hard to come from a conference with the best defense to a conference where its foul after foul for being playing tough defense. The 2nd coming to Christ in Dana according to Oilver will travel across country how many times? Now take a look at our basketball teams men and womens their traveling is at the likes of NBA teams. Yes we SUCKED we get it, we got it. The Big 12 is weak will adjust to the touch fouls this year and be fine. We see the flaws as fans u don't think an overpriced coach sees that? That No one on his staff sees it? We had the perfect roster to fail...a senior in Deniz that couldn't lead by example cause he ws frustrated sitting on the bench by bs fouls, with a team full of young immature players who had no role models on the court to help understand why the fat mans yelling at em. Quit crying about em yelling, if u h8 em that bad let him a kill over with a heart attack...

  • rattle snake

    there is absolutely no chance of wvu finishing in the top five in the big 12, no chance. But we can build for the future,, if huggins will have someone like Beilein tell him who to recruit/
    Huggs doens't care if you can shoot , just rebound... it showed this yr.

    • mtneerpat

      You have no Clue, Just a hater. Beilein recruited one great player while at WVU. Pittsnoggle was already recruited before Beilien. Do you not remember getting clobbered by every good big east team for his years here. Huggs has recruited three great players in his time here. Ebanks, Jones and Harris. Three or four more coming in this year. Just Watch.

  • unclec

    Go big man.

  • mtneerpat

    Devin is perfect for next Year. He is a legit 5 star player. Yea they gave him four stars but thats because he did not sign with a big town Team. Old School. WVU and Huggs will shine again just watch.

  • rattle snake

    we've heard this song and dance before,.,,, headlines are great, but doing it in a game against strong competition is another thing.
    certainly wekcome this young man to wvu, and if he can dribble and make foul shouts, it's a starter.
    he will have al ot of chances to show his wares,,,our team will be ranked in the cellar of the big 12 this fall ,and probably the next two to three yrs.
    go eers.

    • Grant

      Strong competition? Big 12 in basketball? Look, if we can win the best conference in basketball (the Big East was the best), then Huggs can do it in an average Big 12

  • Pudge

    They'll all jump back on just as fast as they jumped off.

  • derek

    People will see when Coach rebounds from this yr fiascal. Come on people we had a yr where we actually skipped a yr of recruiting. 700 plus wins.

  • Big harv Lantz

    Like a breath of fresh air....Someone who really knows a little something about basketball,,about coaching, thinks Huggs is a great coach..WOW!!!

    • Stan

      Also a breath of fresh air, is someone that writes about WVU without a constant negative slant. He is also a WVU graduate. Huh, imagine that, have a WVU graduate cover WVU sports.