The Mountaineers continue to add pieces to their 2018 recruiting class today, keeping this one in-state. WVU gets a commitment from Martinsburg defensive end Tavis Lee.
Lee already had scholarship offers from Marshall, Delaware and Albany, but he was clearly holding out hope for an offer from the Mountaineers. When he finally got one he jumped on it immediately. He was an all-state defensive end for Martinsburg, but he worked out for the Mountaineers as an outside linebacker once the class filled up at defensive end. The staff acknowledged he could get time at defensive end or outside linebacker.
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“I did (outside linebacker) drills and it took a while to get used to, but I feel I did good,” Lee said about his previous workout and visit with the staff. “Hopefully they feel the same and I can get an offer to come play for WVU.”
During the workout the Mountaineer staff liked what they saw. When Lee was in town to visit for the Iowa State game he received an offer. The staff let Lee know they are looking to redshirt him with the hopes of bulking him up so he can play defensive end. DC Tony Gibson watched Lee in person at the beginning of the fall evaluation period and has also hosted Lee for multiple games this season.