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Underwood Becomes Commitment No. 22 for WVU

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Pictured above is current WVU commitment and former Brookhaven (Miss.) standout Stone Underwood (courtesy of Rivals.com). Pictured above is current WVU commitment and former Brookhaven (Miss.) standout Stone Underwood (courtesy of Rivals.com).
CHARLESTON -

WVU picked up another football recruit for the 2013 class on Monday afternoon when Stone Underwood (Wesson, Miss. / Copiah-Lincoln C.C.) informed the staff he was committing.

Underwood is a 6'4" 285-pound offensive line prospect who comes from the junior college ranks after signing with Southeastern Louisiana out of high school.

The news was first reported by WVSports.com Senior Writer Keenan Cummings, who feels this is a big pick up for the Mountaineers.

"He has the ability to come in and make an immediate impact right away at a position that West Virginia will need to fill after the graduation of Joey Madsen," stated Cummings.  "Underwood is a true center and should arrive in the summer and compete immediately."

Originally from Brookhaven, Miss., Underwood made a name for himself this year at Copiah-Lincoln C.C. and attracted offers from Massachusetts, Memphis and WVU, while also earning interest from Ole Miss and Iowa State.

He took a visit this past weekend to Morgantown and will have three years to play two seasons when he arrives on campus in May.  Underwood will likely compete with redshirt freshman Tony Matteo for that starting center spot.

Offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh and offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Shannon Dawson handled his recruitment.

National Signing Day is Wednesday, February 6th.

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