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4-Star West Virginia OL Target Sets Top 5, Announcement



West Virginia WVU Football OL Ryan Howerton

West Virginia holds commitments from a couple of offensive linemen in the class of 2024, but Ryan Howerton would be one the cornerstones of the class. And WVU is in the running.

Howerton — a 6-foot-5, 305-pound four-star offensive tackle from St. Vincent Pallotti in Laurel, Maryland —  has narrowed down his list of offers to just five: Howard, Maryland, Pitt, Virginia Tech and West Virginia.

He will be announcing his decision on July 15.

Howerton made it out to West Virginia for an unofficial in the spring before spending one of his three official visits in Morgantown from June 9-11.

He’s a big, towering presence on the football field, and he certainly lives up to his nickname.

Howerton may not be as big as ‘The Mountain’ from Game of Thrones, but he’s a load at 6-foot-5, 305 pounds. He’s the resident starting right tackle at St. Vincent Pallotti, and he uses his blend of strength and speed to overwhelm opposing defensive linemen.

247Sports rates Howerton as the 595th-ranked recruit in the class (43rd-ranked offensive tackle and 17th-ranked recruit from Maryland) while On3 rates him as the 646th-ranked recruit in the class (43rd-ranked offensive tackle and 19th-ranked recruit from Maryland).

Rivals is even higher on Howerton, rating him as the 38th-ranked offensive tackle and 15th-ranked recruit from Maryland — holding a 5.8 Rivals rating.

West Virginia currently holds commitments from three-star offensive linemen Kyle Altuner and Justin Terry in the class of 2024.

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