MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — This time, the highly talented in-state offensive lineman won’t be getting away from West Virginia.
Spring Valley’s Wyatt Milum, one of the most touted recruits in the state in the Class of 2021, announced his commitment to WVU on Friday night.
Milum had a litany of impressive offers, picking the Mountaineers after visiting Notre Dame, Michigan, Alabama and Georgia.
— Wyatt Milum (@MilumWyatt) March 7, 2020
Milum is a massive get for West Virginia coach Neal Brown and offensive line coach Matt Moore for a number of reasons — one of them being his 6-foot-6, 280-pound frame that will continue to fill out.
Brown has made recruiting the top players in West Virginia one of his top priorities. Milum is a four-star prospect ranked No. 2 in the incoming senior class by Rivals. Only Bluefield cornerback Isaiah Johnson ranks higher.
West Virginia missed on the top two in-state players in the Class of 2019, both of whom were offensive linemen — Spring Valley’s Doug Nester and Huntington’s Darnell Wright. Nester cracked the starting lineup at Virginia Tech as a freshman, and Wright did the same at Tennessee. The duo signed a month after Brown took over for Dana Holgorsen at WVU.
As the Mountaineers learned the hard way last season, offensive line is the program’s greatest position of need at the moment. West Virginia was 129th in the country in yards per carry.