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WVU Football Misses Out on 2025 4-Star LB Grant Beerman

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Grant Beerman commits to Purdue

Despite a strong effort, the WVU football staff comes up short in their pursuit of a top linebacker prospect. On Saturday, Grant Beerman picks Purdue over West Virginia and three other schools.

Beerman, a 6-foot-4, 220-pound linebacker out of Lakota West High School in West Chester, Ohio, had the Mountaineers as one of his top four along with Cincinnati, Michigan State and his eventual choice of Purdue.

WV Sports Now talked with Beerman frequently throughout his recruitment, including after his official visit.

“Had an amazing time at WVU for a great official visit! Thank you to all of the coaches, staff and players for a great weekend!,” said Beerman.

He elaborated and offered a bold belief about the Mountaineers for the 2024 season. “Loved my OV to West Virginia, filled with a bunch of good activities and time to talk ball and connect with the Coaches. I like the winning culture that WVU has, I believe they have a great shot of winning the B12 and getting a spot in the playoffs. I also really like the connection I have with Coach Koonz and Coach Lesley. I think Coach Brown has done a great job with the program and is building a power house in the B12.”

Despite being mostly classified as a three-star, Beerman has been awarded four stars by Rivals.

WV Sports Now also spoke with the Beerman about his recruitment back in January.

“It was great. This was my first visit to campus outside of a game day visit so it was good to see the facilities and get a walk through of what the program has to offer,” said Beerman after experiencing a WVU game-day atmosphere.

Beerman detailed his talks with several coaches and how his relationship with the Mountaineer staff grew throughout his recruitment. This, at least, makes him someone to keep an eye on if Beerman decides to change his mind about his college home at some point during his career.

“I was able to spend a lot of time with the coaches, including a great conversation with Coach (Neal) Brown and some really good football talk with Coach (Jordan) Lesley and Coach (Jeff) Koonz. I was impressed with the staff and all that they have going on for the players,” explained Beerman.

He even appreciated the honest approach of the WVU staff. Beerman said the coaches went into what they liked about his game and why they felt he’s a perfect fit for the WVU defense.

“They like my versatility and my ability to quickly read the plays and react. My length at 6-foot-4 is a plus, but they highlighted my ability to bend and get low, which will allow me to really use my length at the ILB position,” Beerman said. He then continued. “They believe I fit in well with the defense, which allows the line backers to make decisions and play fast to make plays.”

Beerman recorded 79 tackles, 12 tackles for a loss, four sacks, a pair of forced fumbles and pass deflections.

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  1. Chris

    July 6, 2024 at 11:45 am

    Disappointing

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