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Third Time is a Charm for WVU and New Commit Josh Sills

Sills espnThis wasn’t Josh Sills’ first trip to Morgantown, it wasn’t even his second. The 6’5 319 lb offensive guard from Byersville, OH was making this third trip to Morgantown this past weekend with his parents. He had developed a good relationship with WVU line coach Ron Crook and was holding off offers from other schools in hopes of getting an offer from Coach Crook. “WVU was always one of my top schools from my first visit on junior day”, Sills said of his desire to be a Mountaineer.

That offer came Sunday. “Was an offer I wanted and a place I wanted to play”, Sills told BGS. “It felt like home and a great fit”.

Josh was fresh off an unofficial visit to home state powerhouse Ohio State the day before and an unofficial visit to Indiana the day before that. He also had an impressive offer list including Michigan and Cincinnati among others.

Josh wasn’t the only person impressed with WVU yesterday though, “my parents loved it, I knew it was the place for me”.

So once the offer was official there wasn’t much left to do, “why wait? So I ended my recruitment”.

While it is uncommon for offensive lineman to see significant playing time as a true freshman Josh’s combination of size and strength may make him an exception to that rule.

Sills makes the 10th verbal commitment in the 2016 recruiting class for the Mountaineers. Josh is rated a 3 star by BGS and is the 68th ranked offensive guard in the nation. Sills joins recently committed Jacob Buccigrossi  as the first to offensive lineman committed to the Mountaineers for 2016.

Josh Sills photo courtesy YouTube



Jeremy Simon
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