Monday, August 24, 2009

Finau Finally on the Way to Morgantown?

Could the long-rumored, never-spotted defensive line recruit Tevita Finau finally be heading to West Virginia's campus?, an ESPN-affiliated site, says yes. Finau's high school coach in Hawaii tells the site that Finau got the academic credits he'd been waiting for and will join the Mountaineers on Friday.

It's probably wise to take a wait-and-see approach still with the 6-foot-5, 290-pound junior college transfer. Finau has signed three letters of intent with West Virginia in his bizarre recruiting saga, and coach Bill Stewart talked recently about Finau's personal issues, which reportedly included getting married.

If he can live up to his hype, Finau could be an immediate boost to the Mountaineers' defensive line, which could use another big body. But he's also missed a lot of practice time and could be a redshirt candidate. Assuming, that is, he actually shows up.

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