MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Continuing to stockpile offensive linemen, West Virginia garnered a commitment from Maryland’s Jamie Herr on Tuesday afternoon.
The 6-foot-5, 276-pound Herr attends Eastern Christian Academy in Elkton, Md., the same high school that produced WVU’s 2013 signees Daikiel Shorts and Wendell Smallwood.
A three-star prospect according to Rivals, Herr becomes the fifth offensive lineman to commit to the Mountaineers for 2014. The recruiting service rates him the No. 59 offensive tackle prospect nationally and the No. 23 overall player in Maryland.
“Herr caps off an impressive crop of offensive line commitments for WVU,” said Rivals senior writer Keenan Cummings of WVSports.com. “Like his counterparts, Herr is an athletic prospect who could play tackle or guard in college.
“One thing that stands out immediately on film is his mean streak—he plays with attitude.”
Herr was among the Mountaineers’ top five offensive line targets this summer after attending the spring game and he visited the West Virginia campus again last weekend. He also holds offers from Florida State, Rutgers, Syracuse, Pitt, Tennessee and N.C. State.
“I like the program and the coaches like me,” Herr told WVSports.com. “The coaches are saying they will lose three tackles next year, which is good for me.”
West Virginia’s previous offensive line commitments include a pair of Ohio prospects—three-star Josh Krok of Niles and two-star Walter Rauterkus of Avon, the latter of whom committed earlier Tuesday. There’s also two-star Amanii Brown of Morgantown and three-star junior college prospect Justin Scott of Pierce (Calif.) Community College.
The Mountaineers now stand at 11 commitments overall.