MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Morgantown High offensive lineman Amanii Brown on Monday become the third commitment to West Virginia’s 2014 recruiting class.
The rising senior, who stands 6-foot-5 and 264 pounds, didn’t waste any time after receiving his first major-college offer.
“It was really quick,” Brown said. “I waited maybe a minute to commit. As soon as I got the offer, I was extremely excited.”
Brown, who grew up in Clarksburg before moving to Morgantown during his sophomore year, received lukewarm interest from Pitt, UTEP, Marshall, and VMI, but always had West Virginia atop his list.
“You have no idea,” Brown said. “Ever since I could watch sports, I have always wanted to be a Mountaineer.”
As for what the WVU coaching staff saw in him?
“The coaches say I’m really athletic and I have a nice, long frame,” he said. “They can put weight on me easy, without getting fat and taking away my ability to move.”
“He has the versatility to play across the board along the offensive line, although his future destination is likely at the tackle spot,” Cummings said. “Brown will most likely need a season or two to develop his body for the college game, but has great potential and should see his best football days ahead of him.”
Brown joins quarterback William Crest from Baltimore Dunbar and receiver Ricky Rogers of Gateway (Pa.) High in WVU’s current class.