BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — One of the most highly recruited West Virginia high school football players in the Class of 2020 has announced his college destination. Bluefield lineman Sean Martin has verbally committed to West Virginia University.

Martin previously committed to play at North Carolina but reopened his recruiting in August.

Martin holds over two dozen Division 1 offers, including some of the nation’s top programs. Penn State, Virginia Tech, Marshall, Maryland, Michigan State, Baylor, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Georgia Tech, Indiana and Oregon were some of the schools that have offered Martin a scholarship.


Martin has led his Bluefield Beavers to the Class AA state championship game in each of the past three seasons. Bluefield (12-1) will face Bridgeport (12-1) in the Super Six Friday evening.

Martin is one of five future Division 1 players on the BHS roster. Seniors J.J. Davis and Jahiem House and junior Isaiah Johnson still have their recruitments open. Senior kicker/punter Kaulin Parris will walk-on at WVU.

Martin joins Fairmont Senior’s Zach Frazier as in-state linemen in WVU’s Class of 2020.

Sean Martin highlights

West Virginia’s commitments for 2020:

Lamy Constant  (Brooklyn, N.Y.)              6-0, 190  RB       4 stars

Chris Mayo (Richland, N.J.)              6-5, 305 OL          4 stars

Garrett Greene (Tallahassee, Fla.)           6-0, 175 QB          4 stars

Sean Martin (Bluefield, W.Va.)                 6-6, 260 DE          3 stars

Jackie Matthews (Gulf Coast CC/Pinson, Ala.)           6-0, 180 CB     3 stars

Quay Mays (NW Mississippi CC/Bradenton, Fla.)      6-2, 290 DT    3 stars

Taurus Simmons (Savannah, Ga.)              6-3, 210 OLB          3 stars

Zach Frazier (Fairmont, W.Va.)              6-2, 277 OL           3 stars

Jairo Faverus (Filton, England)             6-0, 190 CB           3 stars

David Okoli (Gaithersburg, Md.)           5-11, 176 CB           3 stars

Lanell Carr (St. Louis, Mo.)                     6-3, 230 OLB           3 stars

Jacob Gamble (Iowa Western CC)              6-7, 325 OL           3 stars

Reese Smith (Danville, Ky.)          5-11, 175              WR         3 stars

Devell Washington (Bay City, Mich.)        6-4, 215      WR         3 stars

S.L. McCall (Iowa Western CC/Lake City, Fla.)      6-3, 200 OLB        3 stars

Charles Finley (Wayne, N.J.)                       6-4, 215     TE             2 stars