Morgantown, West Virginia – Following West Virginia’s disappointing 2021-2022 season, Bob Huggins is expected to turn his roster upside down and he is already been very active in pursuing available prospects in the transfer portal.
Earlier today, Bryce Lindsay, a four star recruit from Baltimore, Maryland, decommitted from South Carolina and re-opened his recruitment.
Lindsay, a 6’3 combo guard, said the following today: “Due to the recent developments with the coaching changes at the University of South Carolina, my family and I have decided it’s best for me to reopen my college recruitment. While South Carolina is still a college option, at this time I believe it’s best for me to explore all possible options before officially committing to any university.
I would like to thank Coach Frank Martin and his staff for the opportunity they presented to me. In addition, I’d like to thank the fans and administration for treating me with the utmost respect.”
Lindsay said a major part of the reason he committed to play at South Carolina and Frank Martin was Martin’s intensity as a head coach. Martin, a long-time friend and assistant of Huggins, shares the same passion for the game that West Virginia’s head coach does.
Following Lindsay’s announcement today that he is no longer committed to South Carolina, Bob Huggins was one of the very first coaches to reach out and make contact with him, according to College Basketball Insider Adam Zagoria. Boston College and East Tennessee State also reached out today.
Boston College, West Virginia and ETSU have already hit up 2022 PG @brycelindsayy https://t.co/S1tzzL8uEE
— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) March 16, 2022
West Virginia desperately needs a confident, capable guard like Bryce Lindsay, and Lindsay’s head coach in high school believes he’s one of the best in the nation.
“Bryce is a scorer,” said his high school head coach, Nick Myles. “He can score on all three levels. One of the best three-point shooters in the country. He had two games with six three-pointers. He had a game this year with ten threes. He can really space the floor with the way he can shoot the ball.”
Although Lindsay will certainly have many more big-time offers coming his way, Bob Huggins will do everything possible to bring him to Morgantown to play for the Mountaineers.