Monday, January 21, 2019

With the departure of Darrien Howard, the West Virginia coaching staff has a big hole to fill in the middle of their 3-3-5 scheme. Monday evening saw them add a potentially big piece to that puzzle with the commitment of Lamonte McDougle.

McDougle, 6’1 300 lbs. defensive tackle from Deerfield Beach (FL), has the size and frame to become an immediate force in the middle of the Mountaineers defensive line but also has the ability to play outside on the line as well. McDougle was a force during his senior season which saw his recruitment skyrocket.

McDougle was a visitor to Morgantown this past weekend and the visit blew him away which led him to commit to WVU this evening but the WVU staff knew all along he would be a Mountaineer after de-committing from Washington State last year.

McDougle chose the Mountaineers over Arkansas, Florida International, Kentucky, North Carolina, Penn State, Purdue, Stanford, and Tennessee.

McDougle was the second commitment of the night announcing only hours after Texas WR Reggie Roberson.