MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia four-star commitment Jovon Durante endured an interesting Easter weekend, reportedly flipping to Alabama and then refuting those reports as inaccurate.
AL.com reported that Durante—a Miami-area receiver who pledged to WVU last July—was among five high-profile 2015 recruits who committed to the Crimson Tide following Saturday’s A-Day spring game. But Durante subsequently denied those reports, though he was on campus in Tuscaloosa and reportedly maintains an interest in Alabama.
Durante’s stock has only risen since Mountaineers assistant JaJaun Seider landed his commitment last summer, part of a 2015 class that some recruiting analysts are projecting as West Virginia’s best ever. Along with Alabama, the 6-foot-1, 180-pound Durante holds offers from the likes of Auburn, LSU, Florida State, Florida, Miami and USC.
Another South Florida receiver who joined Durante in Tuscaloosa this weekend, Rivals five-star prospect Calvin Ridley of Pompano Beach, committed to Alabama. That could bode well for WVU, if Durante doesn’t want to join a Crimson Tide class that includes two top receivers and two other highly rated “athletes” who project as possible receivers.
Stay tuned for more updates Durante, who’s among 10 commitments currently on board to sign with the Mountaineers next February.