Offensive lineman Nick Krahe is the most recent commit of WVU football’s class of 2023. The three-star recruit had 23 total offers, with several from Power 5 schools, but knew West Virginia was home as soon as he arrived in Morgantown.
“When I got there, I just knew I could definitely see myself there,” Krahe said. After visiting a few other schools, Krahe said he knew that “West Virginia was it.”
Krahe comes to WVU from Harborcreek, Pennsylvania, where he is a standout player for his high school. One thing that makes Krahe stand out: his size.
Krahe stands six-foot-five, 285 pounds; despite his size, the lineman shows great ability and speed coming off the ball.
“You really can’t teach length, and I think I bring that,” Krahe said, when asked what sets him apart in his talented class. “I come off the ball pretty quickly… I just play hard and fast and physical.”
Krahe’s playing style fits perfectly with coach Matt Moore’s offensive line, Krahe says. The lineman built a “special relationship” with Moore throughout his commitment process, one that eased his decision to come to WVU.
Krahe also discussed his relationship with Neal Brown and said he “can’t wait” to play for the head coach.
“I think he’s a great person and coach, and I just can’t wait to be a part of the big family there,” he said.
The “family feel” was a large part of Krahe’s decision to come to West Virginia. The lineman has already started to develop close relationships with some of his future teammates, one being fellow offensive lineman and Pennsylvania native Cooper Young.
Regarding the 2023 class, Krahe is excited to get to work with the highly ranked group of players.
“There’s some good guys, good all-around people,” Krahe said. “There’s a lot of good positions coming in, so I think we’re going to have something special.”
Aside from football, Krahe values his academics and character as a student-athlete. He plans to study health and well-being, with the future goal of becoming a chiropractor.
On and off the field, Krahe is ready to work hard and become a role model to those around him.
“I’m going to work hard every day and just become the best player I can, as well as being a great person,” he said.
With just one more season of high school ball, Krahe says he is excited to officially become a Mountaineer and get to work in Morgantown.