In State Commitment From Grantham for WVU
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The West Virginia football program hosted a number of players for Saturday visits, and one top in-state target announced his commitment to the Mountaineers after hinting so earlier via social media.
Junior linebacker Dewayne Grantham (6-1, 200 lbs.) announced his choice late Saturday evening after spending the day on the WVU campus.
“I would first like to thank God for allowing me to continue my dreams and play college football at the next level,” he said via Twitter “I would also like to thank my family and coaches for pushing me to get where I am today. I would not be the person I am today without you guys. All glory to God for allowing me to continue my dreams, with that being said, I am committed to West Virginia University.”
West Virginia was the first Division I school to offer Grantham. The Mountaineers did so last June, and that early offer from the Mountaineers’ side obviously held a lot of power for the two-way Martinsburg standout. So too might have the commitment of teammate Tavis Lee, who is still expected to sign with the 2018 class in the February signing period.
Grantham was a huge contributor on both sides of the ball for the Bulldogs, who have ripped off 28 conscutive wins and the last two Class AAA state championships. As a linebacker, his recruited position at WVU, he had 86 tackles, including 12 behind the line of scrimmage, and also picked off a pass and forced a fumble. That performance earned him a spot on the Class AAA All-State first team. On offense, he ran for more than 1,100 yards.
Grantham is the third commitment in West Virginia’s 2019 football recruiting class.