Wide Receiver Confirms ‘Dream School’ Status For WVU With Commitment
An accomplished two-sport star that had West Virginia’s football program as his favorite confirmed that status on Sunday evening with a commitment to the Mountaineers.
David Vincent-Okoli, a wide receiver\cornerback from Germantown, Maryland, made public his selection of WVU after visits to the West Virginia campus. He had previously stated that the Mountaineers were his favorite after receiving an offer from WVU, which he called his “dream school”, on June 7.
Vincent-Okoli caught 26 passes for 527 yards and 11 scores as a junior at Watkins Mill High School in 2018. His best game came against Rockville, when he snared five balls for 107 yards and three touchdowns in a 42-7 win. As a sophomore, he had 28 receptions for 372 yards and seven scores.
Vincent-Okoli has participated in camp drills on both offense and defense, and his versatility, as well as his raw speed, has been a factor in West Virginia’s interest in him. He has the ability to play on either side at the Division I level.
One of Vincent-Okoli’s biggest attributes is his speed, which he employs at both wide receiver and cornerback, as well as on the track. He won Maryland Class 3A state championships in both the 100 and 200 meters as a junior, and also anchored his team’s win in the 4×100 relay. That led him to a spot on the Washington Post All-Met first team. He ran a personal best 10.75 in the 100 and 21.78 in the 200.
He is the seventh public commitment in West Virginia’s recruiting class, and potentially the third wide receiver in the group, joining Reese Smith and Devell Washington in the Class of 2020 at that spot. If he winds up on defense, he would be the first cornerback in the class. He also had offers from Buffalo, East Carolina, UMass, Kentucky, Temple, Toledo and UConn.
More announcements of West Virginia commitments from the weekend are expected.