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Early Signing Period: West Virginia was always the choice for Illinois tight end Mike O’Laughlin

O’Laughlin fended off offers from Ohio State and will make West Virginia his home

Mike O'Laughlin | Twitter @M_O_3_

Take Me Home ‘18: Mike O’Laughlin, Tight End

Positon Height Weight School 247Sports Composite Rank
Positon Height Weight School 247Sports Composite Rank
TE 6'5" 230 Fenwick H.S. (Oak Park, IL) Three-star; No. 30 TE


247Sports (composite): ★★★; Grade: 0.8688; No. 642 National; No. 30 TE; No. 9 IL

247Sports: ★★★; Grade: 86; No. 829 National; No. 36 TE; No. 12 IL

ESPN: ★★★; Grade: 77; No.17 TE; No. 71 Regional; No. 13 IL

Rivals: ★★★; Rating: 5.7; No. 22 TE; No. 6 IL

Verbally Committed on April 22, 2017

O’Laughlin may be the hidden gem in this recruiting class. Dana Holgorsen has been looking to incorporate the tight end into West Virginia’s offense, and Mike seems to be the perfect fit. O’Laughlin has great hands and isn’t afraid to go up for the ball if needed.

O’Laughlin was recently courted by Ohio State, but didn’t hesitate to shut them down and let them know that he was 100% Mountaineer.

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