Sunday, October 23, 2016

The West Virginia Football team has taken some criticism over the past few days over the in-state recruiting but today received some news that fans will like when OL Tyler Thurmond committed to WVU.

Thurmond, a 6’6 280 lbs. offensive tackle prospect from Buford High (GA), was a visitor to Morgantown this past weekend and the Mountaineers were considered the school to beat heading into that visit. This afternoon Thurmond made it official.

Thurmond has the ability to play both tackle or guard but is a natural fit at tackle in the Mountaineers offense given his frame. Thurmond seems to be fit that the Mountaineers coaching staff likes in their offensive lineman with his footwork and pass protection ability.

Thurmond joins OL Cody Bowes and Tennessee transfer Ray Raulerson as future pieces on the WVU line. Bowes and Raulerson figure to play on the inside of the line with Thurmond on the outside.

Thurmond chose WVU over offers from Charlotte, Georgia State, Ohio, and Western Carolina with East Carolina, Indiana, Maryland, and NC State beginning to show interest in the talented prospect. Thurmond makes the 12th WVU commitment in the 2017 class and the second offensive lineman joining 6’4 280 lb Cody Bowes out of Miami, Florida.

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