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2024 3-Star LB Recruit Includes West Virginia Football in Top 5



WVU Football LB recruit Montele Johnson

WVU football is battling it out with another Big 12 program and several others for a three-star linebacker recruit.

Montele “MJ” Johnson (6-foot-2, 230 pounds), a class of 2024 prospect out of West Bloomfield High School in West Bloomfield, Michigan, announced he has narrowed down his list of schools to a top five. Johnson included West Virginia in that group along with Boston College, Louisville, Kansas and Rutgers.

This keeps the Mountaineers, who sent Johnson an offer on January 19, in the running for a nationally ranked linebacker recruit. Johnson is ranked as a three-star by Rivals, 247 Sports and

He’s rated as the number 18 Michigan player in his class and the 78th best linebacker in the country, according to 247 Sports’ composite rankings. On3 also has him at number 18 in the state while Rivals places him at 19.

Prior to narrowing down his list, Johnson was also weighing offers from schools like Georgia Tech, Marshall, Miami (OH) Missouri, Toledo and many others.

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