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2025 4-Star DL Proclaims ‘I’m Home Coming!’ While Committing to WVU



WVU Football DL recruit Amir Leonard-Jean Charles

WVU Football was able to successfully land Amir Leonard-Jean Charles, securing his commitment on Wednesday. The 2025 defensive line prospect out of Tennessee made his commitment official by saying “I’m coming home!” on a post on social media.

The 6-foot-4, 305-pound Lipscomb Academy product from Mount Juliet, Tenn. in the Nashville area is classified as a three-star by most national recruiting outlets, but does carry a four-star rating from Rivals. Charles is ranked within the top 30 Tennessee players by most outlets while Rivals has him at No. 14.

WVU has been pursuing Charles for well over a year. Kentucky, Michigan, Texas and Tennessee have been projected to be his top choices, per On3 Sports. However, Charles tells WV Sports Now that his final decision came down to WVU, Florida and Syracuse.

West Virginia’s pursuit of Charles is not random by any means. Beyond his talent, Charles’ mother is a WVU alum and was a Mountaineer athlete herself as a member of the swim team during her college days.

Charles visited Morgantown frequently throughout the past year.

Before committing, Charles’ offer list included major programs like Auburn, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Louisville, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Ole Miss, Purdue and Tennessee.

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