WVU Goes A Long Way For 2021 Football Recruit
The Mountaineer football program dipped into the European pool of football talent for the second time in the last month, but this one isn’t slated to enroll at WVU until January of 2021.
Victor Wikstrom is a 6-foot-4, 235-pound tight end/wide receiver combo who attends Celsiusskolan Sports School in Uppsala, Sweden. Within Celsiusskolan, he participates for RIG Academy, which is in its fifth year of developing 16-19 year old athletes in the the sport of American football.
— victor wikström (@victor_wikstrom) July 11, 2019
Wikstrom is the second European to commit to Neal Brown’s Mountaineer program this summer. Jairo Faverus, a defensive back from Amsterdam, Holland who attends Bristol Sports Academy in England, verballed to WVU in June as part of the class of 2020.
Both Wikstrom and Faverus came to the United States last month with a group of approximately 30 European football prospects. That contingent made their way to many college campuses in the U.S., including participating in West Virginia’s football camp. It was there that Wilkerstrom and Faverus impressed the Mountaineer staff enough to earn scholarship offers. Faverus accepted his a few weeks ago, and now Wilkstrom follows suit.
Wikstrom lists his 40-yard dash time as an electronically-timed 4.51. With that speed and his size for what basically is a high school junior, he caught interest from many of the schools he visited this summer, including Georgia Tech, Eastern Michigan, Charlotte and UMass despite coming from an area that has not produced many Division I football players.
Wikstrom has also played quarterback and wide receiver at RIG, but it appears his future in college will be at tight end.
While West Virginia has a dozen verbal commitments for the class of 2020, Wilkstrom is WVU’s first for the class of 2021.