The drama between Arizona and West Virginia has intensified after recruits Brandon Golson and Mario Alford switched on Signing Day and sent in letters-of-intent to the Mountaineers.
Golson and Alford were teammates at Georgia Military Academy.
The dominoes were set in motion by safeties coach Tony Gibson, who left Arizona last month to return to West Virginia, where he coached under Rich Rodriguez. Gibson was the lead recruiter at Arizona on both prospects … and he got them to flip.
Golson is a three-star outside linebacker who originally signed with South Carolina out of high school. His loss is particularly significant, considering he was going to fill a position of need.