July 16, 2007

John Bassler commits to WVU

John Bassler committed to the West Virginia football program about two weeks ago based on is experiences with two assistant coaches.

Head coach Rich Rodriguez supposedly remarked that he liked Bassler at a summer WVU team camp "because of the way he wasn't afraid to stick his face up in there."

The reputed remark made an impression on the 6-foot-4, 285-pound, 2008 commitment. Previously another coach at his home in Union Bridge, Md., had instructed Bassler to, "be the hammer; not the nail."

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