West Virginia got another physical tough guy in the form of Chase Behrndt, who ran roughshod over the summer camp circuit to boost his recruiting stock considerably. After one such session, Scout.com had this to say about the physical blocker:
"Plays with good control, solid footwork and a nice center of gravity. He was aggressive in all the one-on-one drills, including point of contact and stopping defenders off the edge."
Behrndt also plays low, which helps with his balance and coordination when taking on defenders. He uses many of the skills he has learned as a standout wrestler to help stymie his opponents, and appears to have the fundamentals and techniques to become just as good on the field as he is on the mat.
With the commitment, West Virginia is now slotted 24th overall by Scout.com in its recruiting rankings. WVU is third in the Big 12, trailing only TCU and Texas Tech. The Mountaineers' 19 commitments rank second in the league, behind the Red Raiders' 24.
Rated as the #2 guard in Missouri and the #46 guard nationally, Behrndt is the fourth offensive lineman in West Virginia's football recruiting Class of 2016. He is the 19th player overall and the fourth offensive lineman to date in the class.