elijah_maconOne of West Virginia's prized recruits in the 2012 class has failed to qualify academically, and will instead attend prep school.

Elijah Macon (Huntington Prep, WV) will attend Brewster Academy for a post-graduate year in hopes of attending WVU as part of the 2013 recruiting class.

According to wvmetronews, Macon's AAU coach, Vic Dandridge, told Scout.com he'll be in Morgantown next year.

"Elijah is going to prep school, he is not de-committing," Macon's AAU coach Vic Dandridge told Scout.com. "He still plans to go to West Virginia."

"He is going to be a member of the 2013 class and he is going to Brewster," said Dandridge. "That is what he told me and that is what his mom told me."

Macon, a 6-foot-9 power forward, was considered the prized recruit for the Mountaineers. He was rated the No. 12 power forward in the country according to Scout.com.

Just last week, West Virginia added Boston College transfer Matt Humphrey to the squad. He joins Eron Harris and Terry Henderson as members of the 2012 class.