WVU Adds Top Tier Running Back To Football Class of 2020

WVU Adds Top Tier Running Back To Football Class of 2020


West Virginia continued its resurgent work in the former recruiting stronghold of the New York\New Jersey metro area when it landed the public commitment of Lamy Constant on Tuesday evening. A native of Brooklyn, New York, who was born in Haiti, Constant has long held the Mountaineers in high regard. He is the third player from that region to commit to WVU in the Class of 2020, joining tight end Charles Finley and offensive lineman Chris Mayo of New Jersey.

An all-purpose back with the strength to run inside and the speed to get to the corners, Constant shows a number of different skills with the ball. His patience stands out, as he sets up blocks well and picks the best path to maximize yardage. His speed is deceptive, as defenders sometimes appear to have a bead on him, but often find themselves reaching for tackles. He also shows good strength through contact, and can shed defenders regularly. He looks comfortable running the ball no matter the play type, and should have no trouble fitting in to West Virginia’s offensive system.

Long tabbed as a West Virginia lean, Constant announced his decision on Twitter Tuesday evening. The commitment ended a bit of a dry spell for the Mountaineer recruiting class, which last received a commitment on Aug. 16, when Finley joined the fold.

Lamy Constant Player Page     |     WVU Football Class of 2020 Verbal Commitments

Constant had more than two dozen offers, and previously announced a final four of Texas A&M, Michigan State, LSU and West Virginia.

Constant pushes West Virginia’s current commit list to 13. He is the first running back in the class, and has been a priority recruit for the Mountaineers at that position.

WVU’s scholarship running backs in 2020 are currently expected to be redshirt senior Martell Pettaway, junior Leddie Brown, redshirt junior Alec Sinkfield and redshirt freshman Tony Mathis. Mathis got his first action last week against Texas Tech, but will see his redshirt preserved. Sinkfield has seen most of his action in the slot and on special teams. WVU also has walk-ons T.K. Kpan and Lorenzo Dorr on the roster.

West Virginia’s current class has eight players expected to begin their careers on the offensive side of the ball, including quarterback Garrett Greene and wide receivers Reese Smith and Devell Washington.

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