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Mountaineers add commitment from Ohio offensive tackle

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia added its second offensive line commitment for the class of 2015 when tackle Colton McKivitz changed his pledge from Miami (Ohio) this weekend.

A Rivals two-star prospect, McKivitz is 6-foot-7, 265-pounder who projects to spend a redshirt year adding bulk. He also holds offers from Marshall, Akron, Kent State and Toledo.

McKivitz becomes the 13th overall commitment for West Virginia, whose class currently ranks 19th nationally by Rivals.

“McKivitz shows nice explosion off the line and has extremely long arms,” said Rivals senior writer Keenan Cummings, who first reported the commitment for WVSports.com. “His high school film doesn’t show much pass protection but his physical attributes appear to be ideal for protecting the quarterbacks blind side.

“When it comes to run blocking, McKivitz is living on the second level. He is fluid in his transition from impact blocking at the point of attack while moving onto the next level to open the hole. His long arms keep defenders at bay and he has an extremely powerful first punch.”

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