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Early Signing Period: Pennsylvania all-state defensive tackle James Gmiter signs with West Virginia

Gmiter was West Virginia’s first commit of the 2018 class, and never wavered on his decision.

James Gmiter | Twitter @gmiter74

Take Me Home ‘18: James Gmiter, Defensive Tackle

Positon Height Weight School 247Sports Composite Rank
Positon Height Weight School 247Sports Composite Rank
DT 6'3" 310 Bethel Park H.S. (Bethel Park, PA) Three-star; No. 71 DT


247Sports (composite): ★★★; Grade: 0.8505; No. 994 National; No. 71 DT; No. 27 PA

247Sports: ★★★; Grade: 84; No. 1188 National; No. 76 DT; No. 29 PA

ESPN: ★★★; Grade: 75; No. 84 DT; No. 124 Regional; No. 26 PA

Rivals: ★★★; Rating: 5.6; No. 58 DT; No. 26 PA

Verbally Committed on January 7, 2017

Gmiter was the first verbal commitment of this West Virginia recruiting class, jumping on board shortly after head coach Dana Holgorsen’s contract extension was announced. Gmiter is a powerful athlete with a low center of gravity, and is the perfect candidate to develop into a nose guard in Tony Gibson’s 3-3-5 defense.

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