This afternoon, Neal Brown and the WVU football team received some welcome news as Sean Martin, the top in-state recruit announced his commitment to the team.
— Sean Martin (@SeanMartin32) December 1, 2019
Martin, a 6-foot-6, 260-pound defensive end from Bluefield High School in Bluefield, WV, was a consensus 3-star prospect with a strong offer list that included power five offers from Kentucky, Penn State, North Carolina, Purdue, Baylor, Virginia Tech, Oregon, Michigan State, Duke, Georgie Tech, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Minnesota, NC State, Pitt, Rutgers, Utah, Vanderbilt and Virginia.
Martin is the second defensive end to commit to the Mountaineers, joining Taurus Simmons.
The commitment by Martin was even enough to get Brown to break his Twitter sabbatical.
Making my return to social media today with a HUGE …. Let’s go!!!#TrustTheClimb
— Neal Brown (@NealBrown_WVU) December 1, 2019
West Virginia will lose at least two starting defensive linemen from this season with tackle Reese Donahue and end Reuben Jones both graduating. The Mountaineers saw success moving to a four-man defensive front near the end of the season but lacked the depth along the defensive line to sustain it.
The line was a strength for West Virginia all season, with a marquee performance at Baylor against the then-no. 12 Baylor Bears.
Martin is WVU’s second in-state recruit in the 2020 class, joining Fairmont offensive lineman Zach Frazier.