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Ohio Lineman Joins WVU Commitment List

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Recent WVU commitment Grant Lingafelter was one of the top offensive linemen in Ohio this past season (photo courtesy of Cleveland.com). Recent WVU commitment Grant Lingafelter was one of the top offensive linemen in Ohio this past season (photo courtesy of Cleveland.com).
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CHARLESTON -

The WVU football staff continued its recent recruiting success in the Buckeye State on Tuesday afternoon when Grant Lingafelter (Chagrin Falls, Ohio / Chagrin Falls) switched his verbal commitment from Miami (Ohio) to the Mountaineers following a weekend visit to Morgantown.

The athletic 6'5" 265-pound offensive lineman committed to the RedHawks in late October but continued to receive interest and offers from BCS-AQ schools after a strong senior season.

One of those offers in recent weeks came from WVU, and Lingafelter previously held offers throughout the process from Cincinnati, Marshall and a host of MAC schools while accumulating strong interest this month from B1G schools such as Illinois, Indiana and Michigan State.

Lingafelter announced the commitment over twitter, stating "Officially a commit of #WVU #MountaineerNation".

He was recruited by offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh and will not have any trouble academically qualifying.  Rivals.com lists him as a three-star prospect.

He becomes the second straight verbal commitment from Ohio, as four-star wide receiver Shelton Gibson (Cleveland Heights) announced his commitment just 13 days ago, and they also join four-star linebacker Darrien Howard (Dayton) in this recruiting class.

The 2013 class now stands at 23 commitments.  National Signing Day is next Wednesday, February 6th.

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