MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia’s offensive line rebuild continued with a commitment from junior college offensive tackle Tairiq Stewart on Monday.
Stewart, a Rivals three-star prospect, picked West Virginia over offers from Maryland, Tennessee and Toledo. Listed at 6-foot-6 and 330 pounds, Stewart is a Cleveland native who spent the past two years playing for ASA College in Brooklyn.
“Junior college taught me a lot and created me into the man I am today,” Stewart wrote in his commitment announcement.
Country Roads, Take Me Home❕
— Tairiq Stewart (@BigRiqq) December 16, 2019
Stewart will come to West Virginia with a clear opportunity at immediate playing time. The Mountaineers are replacing both of this year’s starting tackles — right tackle Kelby Wickline and all-American left tackle Colton McKivitz.
West Virginia offensive line coach Matt Moore secured back-to-back commitments at his position. Jordan White, a guard from Maryland powerhouse DeMatha Catholic, committed to WVU on Sunday.
According to Rivals, Stewart graduates from ASA in May and would join the WVU program next summer.
Stewart is the fifth offensive lineman out of the 17 players committed to West Virginia. The early signing period begins on Wednesday.
West Virginia’s commitments for 2020
Chris Mayo (Richland, N.J.) 6-5, 305 OL 4 stars
Garrett Greene (Tallahassee, Fla.) 6-0, 175 QB 4 stars
Tairiq Stewart (ASA College/Cleveland, Ohio) 6-6, 330 OT 3 stars
Jordan White (Hyattsville, Md.) 6-3, 310 OG 3 stars
Daryl Porter Jr. (Plantation, Fla.) 5-10, 165 CB 3 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
Charles Finley (Wayne, N.J.) 6-4, 215 TE 3 stars