WVU Football Recruiting
2024 3-Star OL Target Moritz Schmoranzer Taking Official Visit to WVU
The Mountaineers push to land Moritz Schmoranzer continues, scheduling the three-star offensive lineman for an official visit.
Schmoranzer announced in a tweet that he will be in Morgantown to experience the WVU football program from June 9-11. He also revealed he has a trip to Pittsburgh scheduled for later in the month to meet with Pitt.
I’ll be officially visiting @WVUfootball next month from the 9th-11th! Let’s go @NealBrown_WVU @CoachMooreWVU #mountaineersgofirst @BrettJones58 @BigplayST @Football_CoachA @ajones_92 @Rivals pic.twitter.com/pRZSAnn4UF
— Moritz “Schmo” Schmoranzer (@MoritzSchmoran1) May 18, 2023
The Backyard Brawl rivals are competing for Schmoranzer — a 6-foot-4, 275-pound three-star offensive lineman out of North Cross High School in Roanoke, Virginia. He was set to pick between Virginia Tech and Wake Forest until deciding to wait on committing anywhere and keep his recruitment open a couple weeks ago.
West Virginia sent Schmoranzer an offer back on March 27. Since then, he has visited most of his top schools but has not yet experienced WVU. That will now change in the coming weeks.
#AGTG I’m very happy to announce an offer from @WVUfootball after a great talk with @CoachMooreWVU! Thank you @GridironImports @GIfootballChris @ImmoOsterkamp @BrettJones58 @BigplayST @NealBrown_WVU @AlexanderNCS_FB @BurtonAric pic.twitter.com/1k1ueqRnPG
— Moritz “Schmo” Schmoranzer (@MoritzSchmoran1) March 27, 2023
Schmoranzer, who is originally from Germany and has spent just two seasons playing tackle football, has received offers from Appalachian State, Coastal Carolina, James Madison, Liberty, Ohio, Old Dominion, Pitt, Towson, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and Western Michigan.
Considering Schmoranzer’s inexperience in playing tackle football, playing soccer and running track (actually running, boasting a 13.01 100-yard dash at 275 pounds) in Germany, his rise as an offensive lineman has been very quick.
He’s only played one season on the offensive line, spending his first season in the United States as a wide receiver, and that speed and athleticism are what jump off the screen when watching him play either tackle spot.
247Sports rates Schmoranzer as the 43rd-ranked interior lineman and the 18th-ranked recruit from Virginia. Neither Rivals nor On3 have rated him yet, but he does hold a 5.6 Rivals Rating.
Parts of this story were taken from Karl Ludwig’s coverage for our partner site Pittsburgh Sports Now.