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.
— Nijel (CrimeDogg) Mcgriff (@McgriffNijel) July 14, 2020
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 Vesterinen||Helsinki, Finland||6-4, 240||DL||3-star|
|Tomas Rimac||Brunswick, Oh.||6-6, 275||OL||3-star|
|Kaden Prather||Germantown, Md.||6-3, 200||WR||4-star|
|Brayden Dudley||Buford, Ga.||6-3, 250||DL|
|Treylan Davis||Jackson, Ohio||6-5, 230||TE||3-star|
|Jaylen Anderson||Perry, Ohio||6-1, 210||RB||4-star|
|Hammond Russell||Dublin, Ohio||6-3, 235||DE||3-star|
|Will “Goose” Crowder||Birmingham, Ala.||6-3, 192||QB||3-star|
|Wyatt Milum||Huntington, W.Va.||6-6, 280||OL||4-star|
|Saint McLeod||Philadelphia, Pa.||5-11, 190||Safety||3-star|
|Andrew Wilson-Lamp||Massilon, Ohio||6-3, 175||WR||3-star|
|Viktor Wikstrom||Stockholm, Sweden||6-3, 235||TE||3-star|