Posted by Bryan Fischer
Once West Virginia hired Dana Holgorsen to be offensive coordinator and eventually take over as head coach, many figured it was only a matter of time before top talent on offense would head to Morgantown to play for him. It looks like the head coach-in-waiting picked up one such commitment Saturday afternoon and did so using his old Texas connections to boot with a pledge from Houston quarterback Ford Childress.
"I liked it a lot. West Virginia, the state is so rolled around the university and the fans are so great," Childress told WVUSports.com. "They have such nice facilities and their indoor facilities are great. It was definitely better than I thought it would be."
The 6-foot-4, 210 pound quarterback visited campus in March for a West Virginia Junior Day and came away impressed not just by the facilities but also Holgorsen's highly explosive "Air Raid" offense.
"Our coach runs an offense similar to it but Coach Holgorsen's is more extensive," Childress told the website. "But it's very familiar with me."
Childress threw for over 3,100 yards and 35 total touchdowns last year as a junior. He is the second offensive commitment for the Mountaineers' class of 2012.