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February 5, 2014

NSD: WVU beat out big competition for McCrary

Many novices to National Letter-of-Intent Signing Day spend hours looking at the stars beside the names of the recruits signed by their favorite school. Where did Scout.com rank him? What about ESPN?

Perhaps a better way to evaluate the strength of a player, though, is to take a look at the other schools that offered the player a scholarship.

Using that criteria, West Virginia University landed a good one in 6-foot, 175-pound wide receiver Jacob McCrary.

The Scout.com three-star prospect originally committed to Florida State as a junior, but he opened the process up again last November. Among those making offers since that time were Alabama, Auburn and Ohio State — maybe you've heard of them — as well as Florida, Arkansas, Clemson, Kansas State and Notre Dame.

McCrary, though, gave his pledge to the Mountaineers in June, and early Wednesday morning it became official when his letter-of-intent came across the fax.

McCrary finished his senior season at Coral Reef High School in Miami, Fla., with 28 catches for 505 yards and four touchdowns. He was named to the 2013 Miami Herlad All-Dade County third team. He was a four-star prospect according to ESPN and was among the Miami Herald's Top 100 Florida Prospects.

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