No surprise that Texas is becoming an immediate and increasingly larger part of West Virginia’s recruiting philosophy and no surprise it’s generally awesome.
The Mountaineers are in on a Texas quarterback named Ford Childress. I’d never heard of Ford Childress before yesterday, but if you had asked me Saturday, “Have you heard of this Ford Childress?” I would have lied to you and said, “Yeah, the high school quarterback from Texas … “
I wonder if parents in Texas just know they’re going to raise a high school quarterback when they give him one of these names or if the kid understands early on that with his name he has to become a Texas high school quarterback. Further, why does Childress look exactly like Jason Street? And don’t ask me where I got this, but here’s Childress’ girlfriend and here’s Lyla Garrity.
This is all for me today. I’m off to the compliance office to see if WVU will petition the NCAA to enroll Childress right now New York for the Big East Tournament. The Big East will announce some awards in a little while: defensive player of the year, sixth man of the year and the sportsmanship award. Tomorrow we’ll learn of the player of the year, rookie of the year, coach of the year and scholar-athlete of the year.
Your guesses, recommendations and justifications are welcome here.
I’ll be back at it with a full slate tomorrow. Meantime, wonder if this year is at all like last year for the Mountaineers. (Comedy at the 6:24 mark.)
The finish reminded the players of the overtime win at Villanova that ended the 2010 regular season.
“It was very similar to this game – losing late in the game, battling back and hitting some shots at the end,” said senior guard Joe Mazzulla. “We fed off that momentum in the postseason and it’s up to us to do that again now.”