Kolton McGhee Makes It A WVU Double Dip

Kolton McGhee Makes It A WVU Double Dip

By Greg Hunter

Kolton McGhee, rated as one of the nation’s top placekicker and punters for the class of 2019, verbally committed to West Virginia on Saturday. He is the first commitment the Mountaineers have for the class of 2019. They also have 12 verbals for the class of 2018.

A rising junior at Bishop Guilfoyle High School in Altoona, Pa., McGhee already had offers from Rutgers and Army, as well as interest from Penn State, but after attending WVU’s camp this past weekend, he decided to commit to the Mountaineers.

Kornblue Kicking, which runs specialist camps all over the country, rated McGhee as the No. 2 placekicker nationally for the class of 2019, and the No. 7 overall kicker when also factoring in 2018 prospects. Kornblue also rates him as the No. 2 punter for the 2019 class and the No. 7 overall punter prospect regardless of class.

The starting punter and placekicker at Bishop Guilfyle since his freshman season, McGhee averaged 44.0 yards per punt in 2015 and 42.4 as a sophomore last year. After making three of five field goals with a long of 40 yards in his first season in high school, he made all 10 field goal attempts last year with a long of 52 yards. He has made 149 of 158 extra points in his prep career.

“First off, I would like to thank God for blessing me with everything,” said McGhee on Twitter. “I really appreciate all the coaches that have helped me to get where I am today. I would also like to thank Coach Holgorsen and Coach Scott at West Virginia University for extending an offer to me. I would also like to thank my family the most for traveling many mile and spending a lot of time and money. After sitting down and talking with my family, I have decided to commit to my dream school West Virginia University.”