McBride Makes WVU His Choice

McBride Makes WVU His Choice


Just before the “regular” signing period starts for football, junior guard Miles McBride stole some of the spotlight at West Virginia. The Moeller High School standout decided to end the recruiting process and commit to the Mountaineer program.

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McBride is sitting out this season while recovering from a foot injury suffered playing football, and in the meantime has made great connections with head coach Bob Huggins and assistant coach Erik Martin. As we noted in this update following a visit to campus a couple of weeks ago, McBride was very impressed with everything he found at WVU, but wasn’t sure of when he would make his decision. That changed over the weekend, however, and despite interest from Ohio State and offers from several other schools, he locked in his choice with the Mountaineers.

Also a standout quarterback on the Moeller football team, McBride averaged 10.5 points per game on a very talented basketball squad that lost in the state finals by a single point a year ago. Averaging nearly two steals per game, he also runs offense well and is judicious with his shot selection. He made 56.5% of his shots as a sophomore and earned first team all-tournament honors.

McBride had interest from, and had visited, Ohio State, and also had drawn extensive notice from Xavier. He had offers from Ohio, Miami (OH), Northern Kentucky, Wright State, Akron, Marist, Duquesne, Toledo and Kent State.

BlueGoldNews.com will have more from McBride soon. He is the first commitment in the Class of 2019.

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    Kevin Kinder
    Kevin Kinder
    Muskets:

    McBride Makes WVU His Choice Just before the “regular” signing period starts for football, junior guard Miles McBride stole some of the spotlight at W
    [See the full post at: McBride Makes WVU His Choice]

    #50737
    Butlereer
    Butlereer
    Muskets:

    Very interesting that we would take a commit from a JR that isn’t playing this year. So his FR & SO years were that good that we couldn’t wait to get more tape on him? Must be or Huggs wouldn’t have offered. Very high 3* on all sites. Should be rated higher once he starts playing again.

    Kevin ….. What does this mean for Maceo? In ’19 we will already have at least 6 G’s
    SR . Bolden
    SR . Harler
    SO . Knapper
    SO . McCabe
    SO . Doomes
    FR . McBride

    AND …. are we done with the ’18 class? Prolly not.

    #50968

    Thomas Jenkins
    Muskets:

    With the offer to JC guard DeVontae Bandoo does this mean that two or more on the roster will not be coming back next season? If so, who do you think will not be back at the start of the 2018-19 season?

    #50969
    Greg Hunter
    Greg Hunter
    Muskets:

    WVU has a full scholarship complement of 13 right now, and two seniors on the squad (Jevon Carter and Daxter Miles). And the Mountaineers have already signed four prospects for next year, meaning they are already two scholarships over the limit. Thus if all four signees make it in, two current underclassmen will not return. And if Huggins adds yet another scholarship player to this class, like DeVontae Bandoo, then that’s an addition player on this year’s roster who won’t be back next year.

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    Ccteam
    Muskets:

    Started to guess at who is going to be out, but seemed a little too vulture like. Will wait and see.

    #50992
    Butlereer
    Butlereer
    Muskets:

    From the beginning it was Routt not taking a spot next year. Going back to walk on? Will NCAA allow a schollie player go to walk on to free up a spot? That has yet to be determined. And I know, I know, I know, the all knowing posters on other boards say it is so. But I have yet to hear from Huggs or his staff or see it in writing that it can be done.

    Now, that leaves 1 more at this time. Odds are that Hunter will look elsewhere. His non existent playing time seems to dictate that he is the last on the bench and will either fall off or run to another program. But….. there are many, many other options out there. Some of our doing, some not.

    We will just have to wait and see.

    #51018
    Kevin Kinder
    Kevin Kinder
    Muskets:

    Scholarships can be either one year or guaranteed for four years. I am sure that Routt’s, like most of WVU’s is of the one year variety. So yes, he could go back to non-scholarship status. The NCAA does not prevent that.

    I don’t like to name players who might be candidates to leave, but I think reasonable estimations can be made based on playing time, etc.

    Maybe it’s just me, but I wouldn’t be ready to cut Hunter loose just yet. If other players at his position would leave, and he gets better at running offense, he could contribute next year.

    Also, given history, I would not count Culver in until he is admitted and on campus.

    #51019
    Kevin Kinder
    Kevin Kinder
    Muskets:

    Very interesting that we would take a commit from a JR that isn’t playing this year. So his FR & SO years were that good that we couldn’t wait to get more tape on him? Must be or Huggs wouldn’t have offered. Very high 3* on all sites. Should be rated higher once he starts playing again.

    Kevin ….. What does this mean for Maceo? In ’19 we will already have at least 6 G’s
    SR . Bolden
    SR . Harler
    SO . Knapper
    SO . McCabe
    SO . Doomes
    FR . McBride

    AND …. are we done with the ’18 class? Prolly not.

    I would say that puts a hold on any further guard offers or accepting of commitments unless something changes at guard.

    Coaches really like McBride. He has really good moves, and is a tough and dedicated defender.

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