Posted by Bryan Fischer
Anytime a player goes on an unofficial visit, fans and media members are generally on their toes about a possible commitment. Such was the case this week as Washington (D.C.) running back Albert Reid made the trip down to Morgantown and ended up leaving a verbal pledge for West Virginia.
"I just committed because it was a second home. I feel comfortable up there. I like the offense they run and I feel myself fitting in really good," Reid told WVSports.com. "I just felt like it was home."
With a mostly new coaching staff, including new head coach Dana Holgorsen, the chance to get to know them better on the visit allowed Reid to feel comfortable enough to make a decision.
The 5-foot-10, 200-pound back also held scholarship offers from Iowa, Colorado, Stanford and Vanderbilt among others. Reid becomes the eighth overall commitment for West Virginia in 2012 and fifth on offense, which is no surprise given Holgorsen's reputation for explosive offenses.
His highlights are below: