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Early Signing Period: West Virginia signs JUCO defensive lineman Taijh Alston

The Copiah-Lincoln C.C. standout was recruited by the Mountaineers out of high school.

Taijh Alston | Twitter @taijh01

Take Me Home ‘19: Taijh Alston, Defensive Line

Position Height Weight School 247Sports Composite Rank
Position Height Weight School 247Sports Composite Rank
DL 6'5" 233 Copiah-Lincoln C.C. (Wesson, MS) Three-star; No. 6 JUCO WDE


247Sports (composite): ★★★; Grade: 0.8590; No. 62 National JUCO; No. 6 JUCO WDE; No. 13 JUCO WDE

247Sports: Not ranked

ESPN: ★★★; Grade: 76; No. 12 JUCO DE

Rivals: ★★★; Rating: 5.6; No. 41 National JUCO

Verbally Committed on October 30, 2018

Alston was originally a part of the East Carolina Pirates’ 2017 signing class, and broke into the Pirates’ two deep during his first spring camp before an injury pushed him out of the depth chart that summer. It was then that Alston decided to start looking at other opportunities, ultimately leading back to the West Virginia Mountaineers - a team that had also recruited him heavily out of high school.

Taijh will enroll in January, and will compete for a spot in the Mountaineers’ two-deep in the spring.

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