Morgantown, West Virginia – What a joy it is to get to watch two proud West Virginians dominate opposing offenses for the Mountaineers! All players on the team become de facto West Virginians after playing for our state, but to see native West Virginians play for the state that they grew up in and love, it’s magical.
It’s a really big deal that Darius and Dante Stills are Mountaineers. Like, a really big deal. They are the role models that all young athletes in West Virginia today should look up to. Educators throughout the state should be teaching about them during class. Schools should have posters of them hanging in the hallways. They grew up in the state as Mountaineer fans, they were profoundly successful throughout their junior high and high school careers, and then they decided to stay home and play college football at West Virginia University. They literally could have gone anywhere in the country to play football but they stayed home. They did it the right way and they should be celebrated for that.