McManus A Mountaineer

Deontay McManus

The commitments have come fast and furious for West Virginia in recent weeks, but none may be more significant than the one the Mountaineers picked up Saturday.

West Virginia picked up a verbal commitment from 4-star receiver Deontay McManus of Baltimore Paul Laurence Dunbar High School on Saturday evening.

ESPN.com's Bruce Feldman first reported the verbal, citing a conversation with McManus' coach at Dunbar, Lawrence Smith, who also coached current Mountaineer star Tavon Austin at the same school.

BlueGoldNews.com then confirmed the commitment with Smith.

"He's a great fit for Coach [Dana] Holgorsen's offense," Smith told BlueGoldNews.com. "We saw what he did at Oklahoma State, and we think he will be perfect in that offense.

"He's a big, physical wide receiver that's too quick for linebackers and too big for cornerbacks to cover."

In gaining the receiver's word, WVU is in a spot envied by many of the nation's top football powers. McManus held offers from Ohio State, Oregon, Michigan and Penn State among a host of other top programs.

BlueGoldNews.com and Scout.com will have more on this story as it develops.

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