West Virginia Welcomes Wilson-Lamp
Our early signing day coverage continues as we monitor the signees for the Mountaineers’ 2021 recruiting class, which we last previewed here. Earlier today, Andrew Wilson-Lamp sent his signed letter of intent to head coach Neal Brown. As a result, West Virginia welcomes Wilson-Lamp to its program.
Wils0n-Lamp joins the Mountaineers from Massillon, Ohio. Like many gifted athletes, he played on both sides of the ball through high school. Wilson-Lamp flexed talent at both receiver and cornerback. Coach Brown, however, saw his highest potential at cornerback. As such, we expect to see him join the secondary next season.
Wilson-Lamp offers good size for the Mountaineers secondary, standing at 6’3. He features a long stride and good footwork to change speed and direction well. His developed understanding of the route tree should help him take the next step in the secondary at the college level.
He uses plus acceleration to maintain step-for-step coverage on streaking receivers. He seems a bit raw on press coverage, but uses quick hands to help cover issues with technique. 247Sports’ internal rankings project Wilson-Lamp as a four-star cornerback. He certainly offers plenty of raw talent for the coaching staff to develop. Thus, while his early contributions might be limited, his ceiling made him well worth the scholarship offer.
We welcome Wilson-Lamp to Morgantown and look forward to his development in the Old Gold and Blue.
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