West Virginia landed a 2014 commitment Friday from Baltimore-Dunbar four-star quarterback William Crest, who chose the Mountaineers over the likes of Ohio State, Maryland, North Carolina, Vanderbilt, Rutgers and Virginia Tech.

The 6-foot-2, 195-pound Crest is the nation’s No. 7-rated dual-threat quarterback, according to Rivals and “a major pickup,” said WVSports.com writer Keenan Cummings.

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William Crest, the nation’s No. 7-rated dual-threat quarterback, committed to West Virginia on Friday.

“West Virginia wanted to bring in a high-quality prospect at the position and Crest more than fulfills that requirement,” Cummings said. “An athletic signal caller, Crest has the ability to make plays with his legs but is equally equipped with a strong, accurate arm.

“An important aspect of his game is his leadership ability and the way he rallies his teammates. At this point Crest still needs to develop his overall game, but there are a lot of things to like.”

Crest becomes WVU’s second commitment for 2014, joining three-star receiver Ricky Rogers of Monroeville, Pa.

“Dana Holgorsen has been taking only one quarterback per class during his tenure in Morgantown and barring unforeseen circumstances, I don’t see that changing,” Cummings said. “I wouldn’t ever rule out the possibility, as several top options remain on the board, but Crest is someone that is will raise the talent level in the quarterback room.”

Dunbar High, which has won three straight Maryland Class 1A state titles — the last two with Crest under center — produced former WVU receiver Tavon Austin, along with incoming defensive end Marvin Gross.

Scout ranks Crest as the nation’s 30th-best dual-threat quarterback, while ESPN ranks him 16th at his position.

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  • Larry Wiseman

    I'm a little late with this, but , did you forget about the 1988, and the 1993 Offensive Lines? Untill we can DUPLICATE THE UNTIED, AND UNDEFEATED SEASONS OF 1988, & 1993, THEN YOU CAN SAY WHAT YOU WANT ABOUT THESE "NEW" LINES!
    LARRY W.

  • Maxxajay

    I am loving it..... Beat out big-name schools get big-name ballplayers..... Makes Big time School

  • Big harv Lantz

    Always love to hear that players choose the Mountaineers over other big name schools..W.V.U. big harv

  • Chef Camille

    Yea let's wait until this palooka actually makes it to campus and plays. Hopefully he will be as smart as Tavon.

  • AbRoKeHoIsAnOnO

    gotta love the talent wv has at qb. millard childress rawlins n now crest ! We are locked n loaded. we are a cpl big time recievers and a big time rb away from having the best talent wvu has ever had in history on offense. Like a wise old owl told me earlier. in his 20 Plus yrs of covering wvu football the last 2 yrs is the best o line talent we have ever recieved

    • Charles k

      Remember, we had this kind of talent last year and got nowhere.

  • Doug

    It's wonderful news that both Crest and Rogers have committed for 2014. Hopefully, both will honor their committments, as they will be magnets for other "Big Time" recruits!!!

  • Wemakerain

    Rivals has him ranked at 7, and looks to be a consensus 4 star guy. Rogers is a 4 star guy too according to scout so the class looks good thus far