West Virginia has hit the recruiting trail heavy since clinching bowl eligibility against Kansas on Saturday, and the Mountaineers are already reaping the rewards.
2022 junior college linebacker Lee Kpogba committed to WVU Thursday afternoon, announcing his decision via Twitter after a year spent at East Mississippi Community College.
— Lee Kpogba 🇱🇷 (@kashhh_2timezz) December 2, 2021
It’s been a long road for Kpogba (6-foot-2, 225 pounds), who originally committed to WVU in 2017 before decommitting and landing with Syracuse, but he’ll provide much-needed depth for WVU next season.
Kpogba was originally a high three-star linebacker out of Parkland High School in Winston Salem, North Carolina. He spent years with Syracuse in which he served as a primary backup in 2020. However, he decided to take his talents to the community college level before making the leap back to Division I football.
After an 84 tackle (34 solo), 5.5 tackle for loss, two sack and one interception season at East Mississippi, he’s bringing his talents to Morgantown — and he hopes to make this decision count.
Kpogba had offers from WVU, Indiana, Louisville, Memphis and South Carolina, and after a Nov. 19 visit to Morgantown, it appears the WVU coaching staff was able to win him over.