West Virginia head coach Neal Brown is looking to continue gaining momentum on the recruiting grounds this offseason, with WVU’s 2022 class currently ranked 19th nationally by 247Sports, and another member of the class could be arriving today.
2022 three-star defensive end Tomiwa Durojaiye from Middletown High School in Middletown, Delaware is making his collegiate decision Saturday, and his Top 5 includes WVU. Along with the Mountaineers, South Carolina, Georgia Tech, Kentucky and Vanderbilt made his list of finalists.
Tomorrow is Decision Day for @TomiwaDurojaiye!
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Durojaiye (6-foot-4, 255 pounds) picked up offers from Arkansas, Akron, Air Force, Army, Ball State, Dartmouth, Duke, Howard, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Navy, Northwestern, Temple, Toledo, Tulane and Western Kentucky, along with the teams in his Top 5.
With 45 tackles, 19.5 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks in eight games for Middletown as a junior last season, Durojaiye’s blend of size and strength was apparent on Middletown’s state runner-up squad. He’s picked up strong interest from across the Power Five conferences in his recruiting process this summer.
Despite a lack of official visit to WVU, making an unofficial visit to Morgantown on June 10, WVU appears to be a serious contender for Durojaiye’s commitment. He’s spoken positively of his potential fit in WVU’s defense if he were to wind up with the Mountaineers.
“I love the way that West Virginia would use me,” Durojaiye previously told WV Sports Now. “I would primarily be a defensive end and be used at the bandit position in the West Virginia defense. Their defense allows me to show my versatility. I was impressed with the strength and conditioning aspect at West Virginia. I also liked the academics and player development at West Virginia. I think West Virginia is on the rise and has the right coaching staff to take it to the next level.”
With official visits to Arkansas, Georgia Tech, Vanderbilt and South Carolina in June, Durojaiye has been highly sought-after this summer, and it appears that WVU will need to pull a mild surprise in order to land his commitment. 247Sports projects Durojaiye to commit to either Arkansas or Kentucky while Rivals projects he’ll land with Kentucky.
According to 247Sports, Duojaiye is the 1,077th-ranked recruit in the class of 2022. 247Sports rates him as the 143rd-ranked defensive lineman and the second-ranked recruit from Delaware while Rivals ranks him as the 46th-ranked strong-side defensive end and second-ranked recruit from Delaware.