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Early Signing Period: Nevada offensive lineman Brandon Yates is making the move back east, signs with West Virginia

Offensive line coach Joe Wickline is getting another raw talent to mold into what the Mountaineers need up front

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Take Me Home ‘19: Brandon Yates, Offensive Line

Position Height Weight School 247Sports Composite Rank
Position Height Weight School 247Sports Composite Rank
OL 6'5" 260 Liberty H.S. (Henderson, NV) Three-star; No. 100 OT

Rankings

247Sports (composite): ★★★; Grade: 0.8451; No. 1236 National; No. 100 OT; No. 9 NV

247Sports: ★★★; Grade: 83; No. 1556 National; No. 123 OT; No. 13 NV

ESPN: ★★★; Grade: 74; No. 115 OT; No. 183 Regional; No. 8 NV

Rivals: ★★★; Rating: 5.6

Verbally Committed on September 12, 2018

Yates is originally from Delaware and is making the move back to the east coast with his commitment to the Mountaineers. Brandon is a raw talent that can be molded by West Virginia offensive line coach Joe Wickline. He’s athletic and shows a mean streak in the run game, and can hold his own in pass protection. West Virginia has had success with raw, unfinished offensive linemen over the past few years, and Yates could be the next to make an impact.

Yates chose West Virginia over a late push by the USC Trojans and offers from Arizona State, Boise State, UNLV, Utah, Washington State, and several others.

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