Wyatt Milum A Big Pickup In More Ways Than One For WVU Football
As West Virginia emerged from an NCAA-mandated February dead period in football recruiting, it got March off with a bang when it received a commitment from one of the biggest targets on its 2021 recruiting list.
— Wyatt Milum (@MilumWyatt) March 7, 2020
Wyatt Milum is one of the largest physical prospects on the Mountaineers’ 2021 recruiting board, but was also one of the biggest in terms of importance to WVU’s program as it continues to rebuild in-state ties that were left wanting by the previous head coach. A frequent visitor to campus, Milum attended multiple recruiting days and games, and while he entertained offers from top schools across the country, always had the Mountaineers in his top group.
Milum’s top six included Alabama, Kentucky, Notre Dame, Penn State and Virginia Tech along with WVU. That list was culled from a who’s who of collegiate programs, including Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State, among some two dozen others.
The Spring Valley offensive lineman is a consensus Top 300 pick in recruiting circles in the Class of 2021, and could provide an immediate push for playing time on a Mountaineer offensive line that will see three seniors depart after the 2020 season.
In addition to his size, Milum displays all the attributes necessary to play tackle at a high level. His footwork, both in terms of placement and quickness, is excellent, and he sets himself well to execute blocks in both the run and pass game. Milum gets out of his stance quickly, and is also strong in getting to the correct angle to keep opponents from getting to the ball.
He also has an edge that is apparent in both initial contact and and the end of the play, as he delivers strong punches and finishes through the whistle. His hand technique is also strong, and likely honed by his baseball participation.
Milum is the fourth commitment in WVU’s class of 2021, joining tight end Victor Wikstrom, safety Saint McLeod and Wide receiver Andrew Wilson-Lamp.