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2025 4-Star WPIAL LB Recruit Includes WVU in Top 5



WPIAL star Dayshaun Burnett

There’s certainly a lot of focus on both the transfer portal and the class of 2024 from the West Virginia coaching staff right now, but one of the top recruits in the WPIAL in the class of 2025 has named WVU to his top five. And that’s big news.

Dayshaun Burnett, a 6-foot-2, 220-pound four-star linebacker from Imani Christian Academy in Pittsburgh, has narrowed down an impressive list of offers to just five schools: Kentucky, Penn State, Pitt, Rutgers and West Virginia.

WVU, the fourth school to extend Burnett an offer, has been hot on him for a while now.

It’s no surprise that the West Virginia coaching staff is so high on Burnett, who is already built like a collegiate athlete, and he backed it up on the field for Imani Christian. On the way to earning Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Fab 22 honors as a junior, he threw for a few hundred yards, ran for a few hundred more and provided physical play as a roving linebacker on defense.

247Sports rates Burnett as the 325th-ranked recruit in the class (29th-ranked linebacker and eighth-ranked recruit from Pennsylvania) while On3 rates him as the 320th-ranked recruit in the class (35th-ranked linebacker and 10th-ranked recruit from Pennsylvania).

Rivals holds him as the 14th-ranked outside linebacker and seventh-ranked recruit from Pennsylvania — awarded a 5.8 Rivals Rating.

Burnett is still a ways off his commitment date, with a busy spring and summer on deck, but he told Rivals that he would like to commit before his senior season begins in the fall and enroll — wherever he decides to go — early.

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