The MetroNews Network (Charleston, W.VA.) reported on Friday that ESPNU Super 60 power forward Brandon Watkins (Decatur, Ga.) has verbally committed to West Virginia's 2013 class.
"Brandon Watkins is long and bouncy with upside," according to ESPN's Mike LaPlante. "He should be an impact player on the defensive end and his offensive skills are rapidly developing.
"Watkins' decision to commit to West Virginia was a bit of a surprise as many thought the 2013 grad would wind up in the ACC or SEC, but the 6'9 power forward is great pick-up for the Mountaineers."
Watkins is the nephew of former Mountaineer great and Hall of Famer Warren Baker. Grady is the second recruit for head coach Bob Huggins and his staff in the 2013 class, joining Morgantown native Nathan Adrian, who committed in September.