West Virginia Picks Up New Verbal For 2019

West Virginia Picks Up New Verbal For 2019


West Virginia’s football program picked up a verbal commitment for the class of 2019 over the weekend.

Lee Kpogba, a 6-2, 210-pound linebacker from Parkland High School in Winston-Salem, N.C., announced his commitment to WVU via Twitter Saturday evening. Kpogba had been to Mountaineer Field for an unofficial visit earlier that afternoon and then shortly there after said on his Twitter feed, “I would like to thank the WVU coaching staff for believing in my ability to play on their team … that being said, I would like to announce that I will further my academic and football career at West Virginia University #hailwv.”

Kpogba is an athletic linebacker who is currently a junior at Parkland High. WVU is his first Power 5 offer, though North Carolina State, North Carolina, Penn State and Virginia Tech had also been interested in him, but to this point had not made an offer. The Mountaineers pulled the trigger with an offer back in June when Kpogba attended camp at WVU

As a sophomore last year, Kpogba recorded 86 tackles and 21 sacks for the Mustangs, who were 7-5.

“Lee is a high-impact player who’s very explosive coming off the edge,” Parkland head coach Martin Samek told the Winston-Salem Journal last month. “I wish I had 10 of him. He loves the game, loves to practice. Every day, he shows up and he’s always ready to go to work.”

Parkland finished its regular season with a 6-5 record this season.