Junior linebacker Yannick Ngakoue of Washington (D.C.) Archbishop Carroll has seen growing interest over the last couple of months, and on Tuesday he reeled in his first offer from West Virginia.
"I just got offered from West Virginia," said Ngakoue, who is 6-foot-2 and 230-pounds.
The athletic linebacker discussed how the offer came about.
"Coach Daron Roberts from West Virginia offered me," he explained. "My coach, Rick Houchens, got off the phone with Coach Roberts and they told my coach that they offered me."
Getting the first offer is always a monumental moment for every recruit, and Ngakoue was especially excited that his first offer came from the Mountaineers.
"West Virginia has great tradition," he said. "West Virginia also caught my eye after their bowl win. I have a lot of interest in them because they were the first school to pull the trigger and recognize my talents. I just want to thank Coach Roberts, Coach Rick [Houchens], Coach Donnell of Potomac high school and God."
Ngakoue is hoping to visit West Virginia for the first time in the coming weeks.
"I will be attending their junior day on February 11th, as long as nothing from my 7-on-7 team pops up on my schedule" said Ngakoue. "I hope to see a great bond with the coaches and players, and I would also like to see the academic environment and buildings."
Aside from West Virginia, the other programs who have been showing consistent interest in Ngakoue are Connecticut, Rutgers, Maryland, Syracuse, Georgia Tech and Buffalo.