January 16, 2012
Ohio corner reaches decision
Thomas Worthington (Worthington, Oh.) cornerback Nana Kyeremeh had been contemplating between West Virginia and Boston College for a little over a month, but ended the suspense Monday night when he pledged to the Mountaineers.
Kyeremeh, 5-foot-11, 165-pounds, made the decision after a conversation with lead recruiter Steve Dunlap and was excited to have the decision behind him.
"It's good because it's been a long process and it feels like a big weight being lifted off my chest."
The talented cornerback was set to commit to the Mountaineers over the weekend, but after the three coaches left for Arizona, he wanted to make sure he was still a priority for the staff.
"I had actually planned on committing Sunday but I wanted to wait until I talked to the coaches and they got Coach (Joe DeForest) in and I was talking to Dunlap and he ran my film by the new coach and he said it was fine," he said.
The news also was a sign of relief for Dunlap who had been pursing Kyeremeh since early in the summer.
"He was happy. We've been talking about it for a while and when I told him it was pretty good," he said.
The Mountaineers have been slowly moving ahead in the two team race for the last couple weeks, and ultimately it came down to a number of factors for the season they secured the burners' pledge.
"Just the closeness and what they offer academically. And the fact it's a football school and what they can offer on getting me to the next level," he said.
The engineering program was especially important for Kyeremeh, because Boston College does not offer a program in that field of study.
Kyeremeh is being slated at either cornerback or safety for the Mountainaineers and is comfortable with either position after playing both at the high school level. He has visited Morgantown twice, one for an unofficial visit during the summer and again in early November for his official visit.
"I got to see how the fans were all about football," he said.
Head Coach Dana Holgorsen is expected to come visit Kyeremeh on Thursday, and the cornerback calls his commitment "really solid." He should have no issues qualifying and is expected to enroll at West Virginia this summer.
"It's going to be fun. Playing the first year in a different conference, I'm going to enjoy the ride," he said. "I'm excited."
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