Tavis Lee Commits To West Virginia

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.

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.

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    Tavis Lee Commits To West Virginia West Virginia’s football program picked up its 21st verbal commitment Wednesday, when Martinsburg (W.Va.) High line
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    #36570

    I like his size at 6’3, 225. Has he played any linebacker in high school? It looks like he’s at defensive end in most of his tape

    #36573

    Lee is a outstanding pass rushing defensive end in high school, but he’s likely going to have to transition to outside linebacker in college . At 6-3, 225 pounds, it’s doubtful he’ll get to the 260 or 270 range he would need to be a defensive end in a three-man front. But he’s got perfect size to be an outside linebacker, though he’ll have to adapt to playing in space.

    #36586

    Ive been watching him for 2 years now and Gibby got a steal. In the backfield nearly every play, Physically ready for D1 now

    #36588

    WVU ran him through drills as an outside backer at camp this summer, so they obviously liked the results.

    #36598

    Just talked to Tavis and I have to correct some assumptions I made, that are incorrect. According to Tavis, WVU wants to try to bulk him up (hoping to get him to 260 or so) and keep him at defensive end. He’ll very likely redshirt next year to get bigger and stronger. If he can add the weight and keep his athleticism, Tavis has the skills to be an excellent defensive end, particularly as a pass rush. He has a non-stop motor and uses his hands well. The key for him will simply be if he can add the necessary weight and keep his athleticism.

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