January 23, 2008
Schmitt sealed the deal for Stuart
Courtney Stuart, the new [tm]West Virginia[/tm] football commit, caught the second half of the Fiesta Bowl on TV in Phoenix and was impressed by the way the Mountaineer defense harassed Oklahoma in victory.
But the part of the FOX production that sway him to the Mountaineers came when the game went final and a TV sideline reporter interviewed Owen Schmitt, who broke down and cried after the stunning upset.
West Virginians are most particularly proud of Schmitt because of the way he worked himself up through the ranks from Division III college, to university walk-on, to under-sung blocker, to ripping off two major runs in the Mountaineers' last two January bowl victories.
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