JUCO defensive lineman Nijel McGriff commits to WVU

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Northwest Mississippi Community College defensive lineman Nijel McGriff announced hs verbal commitment to join WVU’s recruiting Class of 2021 Monday evening.

McGriff received a scholarship offer from WVU in mid-March and also holds offers from Arkansas State, Florida Atlantic, Liberty, Louisiana, Louisiana-Monroe, Maryland, Memphis and UTSA.

The 6-foot-2, 285 pounder played in 11 games this past season at NW Mississippi CC. He racked up 27 tackles and a pair of sacks last fall.

McGriff hails from Jacksonville, Fla. and helped Madarin High School to an 11-4 record and the Class 8A state championship in his senior season. He collected 112 total tackles (17 for loss), 11 hurries, and 5.5 sacks in his senior season.

McGriff is the fourth defensive lineman in WVU’s Class of 2021. He joined Edward Vesterinen, Brayden Dudley and Hammond Russell in Neal Brown’s third class.

West Virginia’s previous Class of 2021 verbal commitments

Edward VesterinenHelsinki, Finland6-4, 240DL3-star
Tomas RimacBrunswick, Oh.6-6, 275OL3-star
Kaden PratherGermantown, Md.6-3, 200WR4-star
Brayden DudleyBuford, Ga.6-3, 250DL
Treylan DavisJackson, Ohio6-5, 230TE3-star
Jaylen AndersonPerry, Ohio6-1, 210RB4-star
Hammond RussellDublin, Ohio6-3, 235DE3-star
Will “Goose” CrowderBirmingham, Ala.6-3, 192QB3-star
Wyatt MilumHuntington, W.Va.6-6, 280OL4-star
Saint McLeodPhiladelphia, Pa.5-11, 190Safety3-star
Andrew Wilson-LampMassilon, Ohio6-3, 175WR3-star
Viktor WikstromStockholm, Sweden6-3, 235TE3-star

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