November 10, 2008

Smith, Bailey make choices known

Saying he wanted to get the decision out of the way prior to a titanic game this Friday, 4-star quarterback Eugene Smith told a statewide audience Monday night that he planned to become a Mountaineer, when he announced his football commitment on the Statewide Sportsline.

"Being in Morgantown showed me a lot. I'll be verbally committing. I feel good about the situation. The team is just phenomenal," Smith told radio host Tony Caridi after being home in South Florida for about two days.

Smith, a 6-2, 173-pound Elite Eleven quarterback and Miramar (Fla.) teammates, wide receiver Stedman Bailey and offensive lineman Morel Pierre, were among a long list of recruiting visitors that attended last Saturday night's overtime loss to Cincinnati. Bailey also told the radio program he was going to be a Mountaineer.

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