When Trevor Williams decided to give a verbal commitment to play football for West Virginia University earlier this week, the first person he thought of was best friend and Calvert Hall College teammate Da’Quan Davis.

“We’ve known each other since middle school through high school and now, college,” said Williams. “We can’t get rid of each other.”

Williams and Davis plan attend the Big East Conference power, joining Dunbar star DeonTay McManus, who verbally committed in late June. Davis, a cornerback, also committed in late June.

Williams said he made the decision Wednesday, calling Mountaineers receivers coach Daron Roberts. He visited the Morgantown campus with his parents Thursday.

“I felt comfortable there. I like how they throw the ball, and I have a great relationship with Coach Roberts, the defensive coaches were impressed with how I play,” said Williams. “They made me feel welcomed and the atmosphere is unbelievable.”

Toledo was the only other offer the 6-foot-2, 190-pound Williams had. He caught the Mountaineers’ eye with a strong showing at their 7-on-7 football camp last month.

Williams was the top receiver last season for the Cardinals, who won the MIAA A Conference title and finished atop the area and state rankings.

“We had the senior experience and confidence, we could go against the odds and prove everybody wrong,” said Williams. “We know we’ll be the hunted this season but we can’t worry about what others say. We’re playing for the championship. We know how great we can be.”

Williams, who plays with Next Level Nation 7-on-7 squad, has also spent the offseason working his craft and chemistry with Cardinals’ quarterback Thomas Stuart and fellow wideout Delano Johnson. He enjoys matching up with Davis, who first met in the fifth grade at Roland Park Elementary.

“We would argue which team [youth] was better,” said Williams. “We have that chemistry so why not take it to the next level.”