WVU Receives Commitment For Class of 2021
West Virginia’s football program is still in the process of wrapping up its 2020 recruiting class, but it also is starting to build the foundation for its class of 2021.
On Monday Andrew Wilson-Lamp, a wide receiver from Massillon High School in Canton, Ohio, became the second high school underclassman to verbally commit to Neal Brown’s Mountaineers as part of the class of 2021, joining tight end Victor Wikstrom, who is a native of Sweden.
Wilson-Lamp (6-3, 175 lbs.) had offers from nearly a dozen FBS schools, including Duke, Iowa State, Kentucky, Pitt, Cincinnati and a variety of Mid-American Conference members. He also had interest though no scholarship offers yet from Ohio State and Penn State. After attending WVU’s Junior Day camp this past weekend, he decided he saw what he wanted and committed to West Virginia shortly after returning home. He will have to wait until Dec. 16 to make his verbal binding, as that’s the first day of the early National Letter of Intent period for the class of 2021.
— Andrew Wilson-Lamp₂₁ (@slim_drew4) January 27, 2020
“I’d like to start off by thanking God, if it wasn’t for Him I wouldn’t be here,” tweeted Wilson-Lamp Monday morning. “I also wanna thank my family for making me the person I am today and continuing to mold me into a better person. I’d also like to thank my coaches and trainers for keeping me in shape and helping me become a better player. Shoutout to Coach (Cale) Miller (Massillon’s receiver coach) for always believing in me and instilling that ‘kill’ mentality in me.
“After a lot of discussion with my family, I will be committing to The University of West Virginia (sic). #HailWV.”
Wilson-Lamp helped Massillon to a 14-1 record this past season, as the Tigers didn’t lose until falling to Cincinnati La Salle, 34-17, in the Ohio Division II state championship game. Wilson-Lamp had two catches for 128 yards and a touchdown in that title affair. For the season, he recorded 55 receptions for 1,049 yards (19.1 yards per catch) with 11 touchdowns and a long of 69 yards, which came against La Salle. Wilson-Lamp also saw time in the Massillon secondary, where he finished with 10 tackles and four pass deflections during the 2019 campaign. As a sophomore in 2018, he saw action in seven varsity games, catching eight passes for 65 yards for the Tigers, who were again 14-1, losing only in the Division II championship game, this time by a 42-28 count to Akron Hoban.
Wilson-Lamp also plays for the Tiger basketball team.
Massillon High is one of the nation’s preeminent prep football powers, rating fifth nationally in all-time wins (894-292-36). Two of the Tigers’ former head coaches, Lee Tressel (father of Jim Tressel) and Paul Brown, are members of the college and pro football halls of fame respectively.