2014 LB Melvin Keihn talks WVU visit


Melvin Keihn's visit to West Virginia last weekend was an all-around success for the Mountaineers.

“I went there to see the side of WVU so I can see how things are up there,” the linebacker from Baltimore (Md.) Gilman said via text message to ESPN.

Keihn is a prime target for West Virginia recruiters, who place a key emphasis on recruiting the Baltimore, Md. and Washington, D.C. area. Any connection to talent-rich Gilman would be something the Mountaineers could expand upon in the future.

"I liked everything,” Keihn stated when asked about the campus in Morgantown. “The experience was good. Had a chance to look around the locker room a little bit and it was nice.”

West Virginia's offense has gotten most of the publicity this season and understandably so. The Mountaineers rank 14th in the nation in total offense. However, Keihn is much more concerned about the defense, which ranks 74th in the nation. Keihn didn't seem bothered by the low ranking.

“I like their defense,” Keihn said. “They play really hard together.”

Keihn was also able to see Maryland, another school that is strongly pursuing him, last week. The Mountaineers beat the Terrapins 31-21. West Virginia is 3-0 and ranked the No. 9 team in the nation in the AP Poll. Maryland is 2-2.

Keihn said he doesn't have any more visits planned.