Tavis Lee Commits To West Virginia
West Virginia’s football program picked up its 21st verbal commitment Wednesday, when Martinsburg (W.Va.) High linebacker Tavis Lee announced via twitter that he was accepting WVU’s offer.
Lee (6-3, 225 lbs., Martinsburg HS/Martinsburg, W. Va.) has been a hard-charging defensive end in high school, but the Mountaineers envision him as an outside linebacker.
— tavis_lee#8 (@tavis_8) November 15, 2017
Lee helped the Bulldogs to a Class AAA state championship last year with a 14-0 record and the Eastern Panhandle powerhouse is again undefeated (11-0) heading into the quarterfinal round of the state playoffs.
Last year Lee led a Martinsburg defense that allowed just 7.6 points a game by recording a team-high 114 tackles, 24 tackles for loss and 11 sacks in 14 games. Through the regular season this year, Lee again is guiding a dynamic Bulldog defense that is allowing just 8.9 points a game. He was credited with 50 tackles and 5.5 sacks in the regular season.
Lee is the second in-state product to commit to WVU, joining Fairmont Senior defensive end Dante Stills. West Virginia has two other linebackers who are part of this class – Josh Chandler from McKinley High in Canton, Ohio, and Charlie Benton from Butler (Kansas) Community College.