WVU Gains Commit From Juco Lineman
The commitments just keep coming for Neal Brown’s Mountaineer football program, who on Monday picked up their seventh verbal in the past eight days.
Jacob Gamble, a 6-foot-6, 295-pound offensive lineman from Iowa Western Community College, announced via Twitter his pledge to West Virginia. He had nearly 20 FBS offers including the likes of Nebraska, Louisville, Kansas State, Houston, Iowa State and Florida State.
— Jacob Gamble (@JacobGamble_) June 24, 2019
A native of Doylestown, Ohio, Gamble attended Ventura College in California as a college freshman, earning first-team all-California honors in 2017. He redshirted the 2018 season and is now going to play for Iowa Western this coming fall.
The Reivers already have provided WVU with one verbal commitment for the class of 2020 in linebacker S.L. McCall, and now Gamble is going to follow him to West Virginia.
Gamble attended Chippewa High School, which is near Akron, and had some Division I offers at the time from Akron and UAB after earning third-team all-Ohio honors. But he came up short in terms of his academic qualifications, so he had to take the junior college route first.
He’s played both offensive guard and tackle in the past, but figures to be a tackle at WVU.
The Mountaineers now have 11 verbals for the class of 2020, including three offensive linemen – Zach Frazier from Fairmont Senior High, Chris Mayo from The Peddie School and Gamble. Gamble will add some maturity to West Virginia’s offensive line room, which loses two senior tackles in Colton McKivitz and Kelby Wickline after the 2019 season.