Friday, January 25, 2013
Vontarius West picks FIU over BCS offers
Three-star cornerback Vontarius West (Bartow, Fla./Bartow), who was pursued by multiple BCS programs, has decided to continue his career at Florida International, according to sources.
The 5-foot-11, 174-pound senior was also recruited by Ball State, Boston College, Florida Atlantic, Houston, Iowa State, UMass, Memphis, Minnesota, South Florida, Central Florida, Utah State, Western Kentucky and Western Michigan.
ESPN writes in his evaluation: "West is an excellent athlete, is productive as both a wide receiver and corner, showing the ability to make big plays on either side of the ball. ... If a redshirt year is not deemed necessary, West could see early situational playing time in the secondary and on special teams."
West is now FIU's highest-rated 2013 commitment unseating three-star offensive tackle Christopher Flaig (Vero Beach, Fla./St. Edwards), who committed Wednesday.