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WVU Football Among Finalists for 4-Star OL Announcing Commitment Tomorrow



WVU Football OL recruit Ryan Howerton

The WVU football program is on the verge of learning if they landed a recruit who would be the cornerstone of the future of their offensive line.

Ryan Howerton — a 6-foot-5, 305-pound four-star offensive tackle from St. Vincent Pallotti in Laurel, Maryland — will announce his choice from a group of schools tomorrow evening at 4 pm ET during an event in his hometown.

When Howerton initially revealed his commitment date, the 4-star prospect had Howard, Maryland, Pitt, Virginia Tech and West Virginia all as options, but it now appears the Mountaineers are one of 3 favorites. Howerton tweeted a graphic that only included WVU with Pitt and Maryland to promote his event.

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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