Sonn likes West Virginia

Sonn likes West Virginia


Westgate (New Iberia, LA) features arguably the state’s best receiving corps in Makholven Sonn, Kayshon Boutte and Javon Marks.

Boutte, widely-considered the state’s top 2020 prospect, committed to LSU yesterday.

Is it possible that Sonn, also a top recruit who holds offers from West Virginia, Arkansas and Kansas, will follow suit with an early decision?

“I’m going to wait to commit until my senior year,” Sonn said after snatching a 72-yard touchdown pass in his team’s win over Teurlings Catholic last Friday.

“Kentucky has been showing love, and so have Mississippi State and Tennessee.”

Sonn has previously visited West Virginia, which might be considered the early frontrunner to eventually procure his services.

“West Virginia is showing the most interest,” Sonn said.  “They’re sending me all kinds of letters and all kinds of mail.  They really want me up there.

“I like them.  I like the mountains and I like the scenery.  It’s not like Louisiana.”

The West Virginia staff sees Sonn as the same type of player as former Mountaineer speedsters Noel Devine, Jock Sanders and Tavon Austin.

“They’re basically saying I can follow in the footsteps of some of the great athletes they’ve had,” he said.

Sonn has been the go-to guy for Westgate the past couple of weeks.

He grabbed a season-high 10 catches for 169 yards earlier this month vs. St. Thomas More, which was ranked fifth last week in Class 4A and is currently seeded second in Division II (select schools).