After having a couple of players de-commit over the weekend, West Virginia football’s Class of 2023 received some positive momentum Monday morning.
2023 3-star offensive tackle Nick Krahe announced his verbal commitment to the Mountaineers program. The 6’5″, 280-pound lineman from Harborcreek, Pennsylvania becomes the 17th member of WVU’s Class of 2023 and the third offensive lineman, joining Johnny Williams (Macon, Georgia) and Cooper Young (Downingtown, Pennsylvania).
— Nick Krahe (@nick_krahe) August 1, 2022
Along with WVU, Krahe received other Power Five offers from Boston College, Maryland and Pitt. Credit offensive line coach Matt Moore as the lead recruiter for Krahe.
Krahe received his offer from West Virginia in June and made an unofficial visit to Morgantown last week, which played a big factor in this decision.
“The visit to West Virginia was probably the biggest thing that I took out of all of my recruiting,” Krahe tells West Virginia Sports Now. “After I went there, I really had a good feeling about West Virginia. I think the thing that really stood out the most is that they were definitely the best academic place for me. And the family atmosphere there, that really just sold me.”
“During the visit, I was talking with Coach Moore and Coach Brown a lot and they loved me. Honestly, I felt the love from everyone there. All the commits there really wanted me. It was a feeling that you just couldn’t beat.”
With a majority of their offensive line scheduled to return next season, Krahe will be given the opportunity to work in the weight room and get accustomed to power-five football before being expected to contribute.
“They see me playing offensive tackle and they love how hard I come off the ball,” said Krahe. “It was really great to get this decision off of my chest and finally commit to a school. It’s been a big dream of mine to play D-1 football and now I know that’s going to be at West Virginia. Now I have time to focus on my senior season and lead the young players at my high school.”
Considering the young lineman already on the roster and with this being the third commitment, Krahe could be the last offensive lineman that Neal Brown takes in this recruiting class.