MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Four months after leaving Michigan a week before the season opener, junior college cornerback Keith Washington announced his commitment to West Virginia on Tuesday.

The 6-foot-2, 180-pounder spent his 2017 season at Copiah-Lincoln (Miss.) Community College, earning all-conference honors.

West Virginia’s 2018 recruiting class ranks 15th nationally and third in the Big 12 according to Rivals.com.

A two-star prospect, Washington holds offers from Texas Tech, Memphis, Kansas, Toledo, UAB and Central Michigan, and he was thought to be a fallback option for several SEC programs.

A former high school quarterback in Prattville, Ala., he committed to Cal in 2015 before abruptly signing with Michigan, where he redshirted as a freshman and appeared in nine games during 2016.

In detailing his August transfer, Washington said he was competing at cornerback during the preseason before Michigan coaches moved him to safety.

He plans to enroll in January at WVU, where he will be a redshirt junior next season with two seasons of eligibility remaining.

With 23 commitments, the Mountaineers are continuing to pursue elite cornerback Jeremy Webb of Brooklyn (N.Y.) ASA College, a four-star prospect who visited Morgantown last weekend. Webb was thought to be deciding among WVU, Virginia Tech and Nebraska until he added an offer from Tennessee on Tuesday.

 

West Virginia’s commitments for 2018:

Dante Stills (Fairmont, W.Va..)6-4, 265DL4 stars
Kwantel Raines (Aliquippa, Pa.)6-3, 200DB4 stars
Leddie Brown (Smyrna, Del.)6-1, 190RB4 stars
T.J. Banks (North Versailles, Pa.)6-6, 240TE/DE4 stars
Joshua Norwood (Senatobia, Miss)5-11, 185DB3 stars
Charlie Benton (El Dorado, Kan.)6-3, 215LB3 stars
Randy Fields (Baltimore, Md.)6-3, 190WR3 stars
Trey Lowe (Bolivar, Tenn.)6-3, 175QB3 stars
Briason Mays (Bolivar, Tenn.)6-4, 290OL3 stars
James Gmiter (Bethel Park, Pa.)6-4, 300DT3 stars
Sam James (Richmond, Hill, Ga.)6-1, 160WR3 stars
Mike O’Laughlin (Oak Park, Ill.)6-5, 215TE3 stars
Tyrese Allen (Paintsville, Ky.)6-3, 290DT3 stars
Josh Chandler (Canton, Ohio)6-0, 220LB2 stars
Blaine Scott (Portsmouth, Ohio)6-4, 299OL3 stars
Jayce Rogers (Valdosta, Ga.)5-8, 160CB3 stars
Oyenmwen Uzebu (Alpharetta, Ga.)6-6, 300OL3 stars
Bryce Wheaton (Holly Springs, N.C.)6-3, 200ATH3 stars
Alex Williams (Pickerington, Ohio)6-7, 240DE3 stars
Tavis Lee (Martinsburg, W.Va)6-3, 227DE3 stars
Keith Washington (Wesson, Miss)6-2, 180CB2 stars
Angus Davies (Torquay, Australia)6-1, 182P0 stars

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