Dante Stills Commits To WVU
FAIRMONT, W.Va. – After a careful recruiting process, in which he made multiple trips and weighed his options with due consideration, Fairmont Senior (WV) High School’s Dante Stills has announced that he will attend West Virginia University.
The subject of an intense recruiting battle, Stills had narrowed his final three choices to Oklahoma, Florida and WVU, but had dozens of other offers prior to whittling things down. Visits to each of the last trio of contenders over the spring and summer helped him make his final choice, which will result in him joining his brother Darius on the Mountaineer defensive line in 2018. That duo had wreaked havoc for the Polar Bears in prior seasons, before Darius made the short trip up the road to WVU this year.
Dante Stills texts friends after announcing for WVU. pic.twitter.com/WOXhmdi7bJ
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Stills, the son of former WVU linebacker Gary Stills, has piled up national recognition, culminating in a selection to The Opening finals in Oregon earlier this year. There, he acquitted himself well against some of the nation’s finest in one-on-one battles, earning praise from several different observers.
For West Virginia, this was a “get” of some importance., not only in terms of securing a player of Stills’ ability, but also in terms of public perception. Getting players to “stay home” within the state’s borders is viewed with out-sized proportionality, but there is no doubt that the “look” of keeping the state’s best in Gold and Blue is a valuable one in terms of national perception.
THERES ONLY ONE WEST VIRGINIA …
— 55. (@kinglamar222) August 24, 2017
Stills is the 16th commitment, and the fourth defensive lineman, in the 2018 class. He joins James Gmiter, Tyrese Allen and Alex Williams as future players for Mountaineer assistant coach Bruce Tall on the front line.