Zachariah Keith made an official visit to Morgantown over the weekend, and he couldn’t leave without making plans to come back. For the next four years.
Keith, a 6-foot-5, 250-pound defensive end from Douglas County High in Douglasville, Georgia, officially committed to WVU Sunday afternoon over offers from Buffalo, Coastal Carolina, Liberty, Marshall, Maryland, Memphis, Michigan State, South Alabama, Temple, Tennessee, Tennessee State, UCF, Vanderbilt and Western Kentucky.
Keith committed to Georgia Tech over the summer, but he reopened his commitment in October, and he had OVs scheduled for Buffalo and Memphis in December. But it would appear one December visit was enough.
— Zachariah Keith (@Zachh_keith) December 4, 2022
Keith also originally scheduled a Dec. 21 commitment, with his choices being WVU, Memphis and Buffalo, but his time in Morgantown swayed his future decisions. WVU originally jumped into the fray for Keith back in February, offering him before he committed to GT.
Keith put together a strong senior season at Douglas County, compiling 76 tackles (46 solo), three tackles for loss, four sacks as an anchor of the Tigers’ defense.
247Sports rates Keith as the 688th-ranked recruit in the class (64th-ranked edge rusher and recruit from Georgia) while On3 is much higher on him, rating him as the 229th-ranked recruit in the class (25th-ranked edge rusher and 22nd-ranked recruit from Georgia).
Rivals hasn’t rated Keith yet, but he does hold a 5.5 Rivals Rating.
West Virginia’s 2023 class also includes commitments from defensive linemen in three-star Justin Benton (Covington, Georgia), three-star Oryend Fisher (Georgetown, Kentucky) and three-star Corey McIntyre Jr. (Port Saint Lucie, Florida).
National Signing Day is set for Dec. 21, and WVU will have its first chance to lock down its current commits.