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WVU Football Recruiting News: Sinkfield Joins WVU As Third Committment To 2017 Class

American Heritage receiver Alex Sinkfield has verbally committed to WVU over the weekend to give the Mountaineers three commitments for the 2017 recruiting class.

Kennan Cummings

West Virginia received its third commitment in the class of 2017 when Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage running back Alec Sinkfield pledged to the Mountaineers Thursday.

Sinkfield, 5-foot-10, 180-pounds, choose the Mountaineers after being visited by running backs coach JaJuan Seider at his school and the versatile athlete is being targeted in the backfield.

Mountaineers ace recruiter JaJuan Seider scouted American Heritage's practice and Sinkfield reached out to West Virginia and pledged shortly after.

"I've been trying to close this deal for a while now," Sinkfield said. "It's definitely major. I love their offense. I would have more than one opportunity in it. Academically I'll be fine there. I have no doubts. I'll visit there this summer and I know I will love it."

Sinkfield is lauded for his explosiveness in the open field and he should be able excel in Holgorsen's system.

Sinkfield is the third commitment of Holgorsen's 2017 recruiting class. He will join a class that already includes 3-star inside linebacker Maverick Wolfley and 3-star all-purpose back Tevin Bush.

Although its early, 247Sports ranks West Virginia's 2017 recruiting class as the 73rd-best in the country and the ninth-best in the Big 12. Rivals has West Virginia with the 63rd-best in the country.  Check out Alex's highlights below from Hudl.