MORGANTOWN — West Virginia added some more beef up front with the commitment of Harborcreek (Pa.) Harbor Creek Junior Senior 2023 offensive lineman Nick Krahe.
Krahe, at 6-foot-5 and 280 pounds, selected the Mountaineers over offers from Pittsburgh, Maryland, Boston College, Buffalo and a number of others.
The Rivals.com 3-star prospect received a scholarship offer from the Big 12 program in June and things only intensified between the pair over the last couple weeks.
That came to a fever pitch when Krahe made it to campus for a visit for the Take Me Home Tailgate once the recruiting dead period opened July 25. The versatile lineman made his first visit to campus and walked away thoroughly impressed with everything he saw.
The trip stood out to Krahe not only because he was able to sit down and get to know lead recruiter offensive line coach Matt Moore better, but he was able to see everything Morgantown had to offer.
“My visit to Morgantown was the biggest stop for me out of this whole process,” he said.
Krahe is being targeted as an offensive tackle and possesses the athleticism and versatility to potentially play either side of the ball as he develops.
WVU was a relative newcomer to his recruitment but was able to edge out Pittsburgh, where he took an official visit in June for his services. For the Mountaineers, it’s another plus addition up front, where the program is looking to add to the current 14 scholarship linemen on the roster.
Krahe becomes the third offensive line commitment in the 2023 class, joining Macon (Ga.) Northeast 2023 offensive lineman Johnny Williams and Downingtown (Pa.) Downingtown West 2023 offensive lineman Cooper Young along the offensive front.
“My recruitment is 100% closed. I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am to be a part of this special program for the next chapter of my life,” he said.
WVU now has the No. 24-ranked class in the nation according to Rivals.com, with 17 pledges.
Even with three offensive linemen in the fold, the Mountaineers are expected to explore options both with remaining 2023 prospects and potential transfers.
Fall camp is here but it’s important to note that even during a dead period, recruiting never rests.
By KEENAN CUMMINGS