West Virginia has picked up their 14th commitment of the 2013 class, as Orange Park (FL) defensive lineman De'Asian Richardson has committed to the Mountaineers.
Several weeks back, the 6-foot-3, 280-pound prospect indicated to 247Sports' Chris Nee that he was leaning towards West Virginia. When Richardson's high school coach announced this week that he would be making a decision before the end of the weekend, Mountaineer fans became quietly optimistic.
Earlier today, their wishes came true, as West Virginia beat out Mississippi State, Missouri, Tennessee and Oklahoma - among others - for his services.
Richardson has been completely silent lately, but, near the beginning of his recruitment, the four-star, 90-rated prospect was very vocal about his love for West Virginia.
When asked if WVU was pursuing him back in January, Richardson told EerSports, "I wish! I saw them play in the Orange Bowl and they whooped that other team. Clemson, right? WVU whooped them good!"
Stay tuned to EerSports for a full interview, his coach's thoughts and more analysis on what Richardson's commitment means for West Virginia going forward.