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WVU Lands Jumbo 3-Star TE During Spring Game Visit



WVU Football TE commit Jackson Accuardi.

Jackson Accuardi felt like it was a pretty perfect day in Morgantown, W.Va., too.

Accuardi — a 6-foot-7, 235-pound three-star tight end from DeForest in DeForest, Wisc. — kept the good times rolling Saturday by officially committing to West Virginia during a visit for the 2024 Gold-Blue Spring Game.

Accuardi committed to WVU over offers from Central Michigan, Colorado, Duke, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa State, Louisville, Michigan State and Missouri, Vanderbilt.

“I want to start off by thanking my parents and their countless sacrifices, without them I would not be able to be in the position I am today! I want to thank my sister Alexis and brother Colin along with my entire family for their support throughout the years. I’d like to thank Coach Mark and all of my other high coaches along with coach I have had throughout the way, you have all helped me to get to the point I am at today!

“I want to thank all of my coaches over at Sports Advantage for helping me grow as an athlete! I want to thank every single coach that took the time to recruit me and believe in me. With all of that being said, I have decided to shut down my recruitment and for the next 3-4 years I will be attending West Virginia University.”

WVU jumped into the fray for Accuardi last November, with tight end coach Blaine Stewart officially extending the offer, and it’s been a relationship that has continued to grow over the last six months.

Accuardi previously scheduled an official visit to Morgantown for May 31, and he will still do so, but he will do so as a Mountaineer commit.

It’s easy to see why WVU is so intrigued by Accuardi, who received offers from Michigan State and Missouri just this month. He’s a huge, two-sport athlete that should easily be able to add additional bulk to his frame while maintaining an above average athleticism.

Accuardi wasn’t just a big red zone threat for DeForest as a junior, he stretched the field as an oversized wide receiver. He hauled in 22 receptions for 425 yards (19.3 yards per reception) and six touchdowns.

247Sports rates Accuardi as the 932rd-ranked recruit in the class (48th-ranked tight end and 10th-ranked recruit from Wisconsin). He’s not ranked by either Rivals or On3, but he does hold a 5.6 Rivals Rating.

WVU has built a strong strong foundation for its class of 2025, and Accuardi is only going to add to that foundation heading into the summer.

WVU currently holds five commitments in the class of 2025 — Accuardi, three-star athlete Zah Jackson (Huntington, W.Va.), three-star quarterback Scotty Fox (Mentor, Ohio), three-star wide receiver Tyshawn Dues (Hurricane, W.Va.) and offensive lineman Thomas Barr (Haverford, Pa.).

With the summer of official visits fast approaching, there should be quite a few more commitments in the coming weeks and months.

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