The class of 2016 is filling up for the Mountaineers but the coaching staff isn’t done trying to improve upon the future of their offense. The Mountaineers extended an offer to 2016 TE prospect Albert Okwuegbunam of Sacred Heart Griffin (IL) which continues to show the staff’s commitment to improving the TE position and replacing the soon-to-be departing Cody Clay.
The Mountaineers already have a commitment for 2016 at that position in Trevon Wesco who is considered to be one of the top JUCO TE in this class. Even with Wesco on board the staff continues to offer more TE prospects sensing that a threat at that position could stretch the field and create more one-on-one chances for the wide receivers on the outside.
Okwuegbunam could be that threat that WVU is searching for with good size (6’5 225 lbs.) and speed (4.50 40 time) to draw defenders away from the outside. “They see me as a very versatile TE, coach Gerberry said that I have the potential to be a huge asset to their offense.”
While Okwuegbunam didn’t know much about WVU before the offer, but he now knows it’s a school that interests him a lot. “It’s great to receive an offer from them, I’ve started to look into them quite a bit and from what I’ve seen they look like a pretty solid program to me.” While he is interested in WVU, he hasn’t made his decision on official visits just yet but says if the opportunity is there to make a trip to Morgantown, he’d be interested.
Okwuegbunam makes the 8th tight end WVU has offered in the 2016 recruiting class. The Mountaineers are the 18th offer to the 3 star tight end.
You can review all the 2016 offers in our recruiting database HERE