Wednesday, November 14, 2018

WVU moving up the list for Oregon linebacker

HimphillWith the WVU coaching staff now fully staffed, the new members have set their sights on familiar prospects to fill the 2016 class. New coach Matt Caponi is using his connections on the west coast to find the Mountaineers another linebacker to add to their already impressive group coming in next season.

Kaelin Himphill a 6’2 220 lbs. linebacker from Liberty (OR), was offered by Coach Caponi earlier in the week and has set a visit to Morgantown for next weekend giving the Mountaineers a chance to make a final impression before national signing day. It seems a little odd that WVU would land a recruit from Oregon but Himphill isn’t going to let the distance influence his decision. “If I am going out of state to play college football then I’m going to be going big.”

Himphill has the tools to be an instant impact player for WVU as a freshman at the linebacker position. His ball-hawking skills are complimented by his sideline to sideline speed and run stuffing ability. After watching some film of Himphill, I feel strongly in comparing him to former WVU linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski.

It is encouraging that Himphill is making the trip across the country to visit Morgantown.  I like the Mountaineers chances here with their only competition appearing to be Arizona and Utah.



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