"I'm Totally Committed"

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Shady Spring (WV) punter Houstin Syvertson always knew he wanted to play football at West Virginia. The one thing that was stopping him was the chance that a program would come through with a late offer. On Thursday night, however, he couldn’t wait any longer.

“I am committed to West Virginia,” said the 6-foot-2, 215 pound prospect. “I am just going to go as a preferred walk-on and I hope I earn that scholarship.”

And what led to the sudden change of heart?

“I sat down with my family and talked about it for a while,” said Syvertson. “And what the coaches were saying made a lot of sense to me – that maybe if I wait too long that it would seem like I didn’t want to go there, but that’s not true.”

So, despite the potential scholarship opportunities at other programs – including Robert Morris and Rutgers – Syvertson pledged to West Virginia this evening and has no intention of changing his mind.

“I’m completely cutting it off, I’m not even thinking about anyone else,” he said. “I’m totally committed. I just want that scholarship and I still got a chance to get it. I’m gonna go up there and work my butt off, and hopefully I will get it.”

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