WVU Football Recruiting
2024 OL Recruit Keyonte Arrington’s Selflessness Could Make Him Future Leader of Mountaineers
He has the size. He has the moves. He has the right attitude. And now he’s starting to receive the attention from college programs. But Keyonte Arrington, a class of 2024 offensive lineman out of Lake Taylor High School in Virginia, is in search of more than just a college team. He’s in search of a new football family.
“A family, a brotherhood” were the first two things Arrington mentioned about what he’s looking for in a college program. WVSN was able to chat with the 6’8″, 365 pound Norfolk, Virginia native about his recent West Virginia offer, what his plans are for the rest of high school, what he brings to any locker room and how much being overlooked motivates him.
Arrington traveled to Morgantown to take part in WVU’s Junior Day. He was able to meet several of the coaches, in particular head coach Neal Brown and offensive line coach Matt Moore. He also highlighted talking with new wide receivers coach Bilal Marshall, who was hired partly due to his ability to recruit, on that day.
Blessed #2 pic.twitter.com/OFd6R5YsSM
— Keyonte “Key5” Arrington (@KeyonteArringt1) January 17, 2023
The way Arrington describes himself sounds like a player any team would love to have. Arrington didn’t jump to rattling off traits about his game when asked to explain what a program like West Virginia would be getting. “A team player, role model and someone who puts my teammates in better positions,” he said.
How does being snubbed of star ratings by several national outlets motivate you? “Stars don’t make the player the player make the stars,” says Arrington.
That’s who he is now, but in terms of the payer and person he hopes to become, Arrington says it’s all about staying humble.
Arrington says he was told the WVU staff really likes his film. And it appears the Mountaineers aren’t the only ones. Arkansas, Liberty, Marshall, Maryland, Virginia and Wake Forest have shown interest in Arrington. Marshall’s offer came the most recently and a few days after receiving one from West Virginia. He also disclosed North Carolina, North Carolina State and Rutgers have reached out to talk with Arrington.
He still has plenty of time to make his decision about the next level though. And Arrington’s “living in the moment” mentality makes his current focus more about trying to complete an undisputed championship season (as he put it) than worrying about college just yet.