Thurmond, who also had offers from Charlotte, Ohio, Old Dominion and UTSA, announced his selection via Twitter. Other schools have shown interest in Thurmond, including NC State, Vanderbilt, Duke, Maryland, East Carolina, Virginia and Indiana.
Thurmond, who has the height and athletic ability to play tackle, joins Florida guard Cody Bowes on West Virginia's commitment list. WVU is currently seventh in the Big 12 and 60th nationally in early recruiting rankings.
At six feet, six inches, Thurmond has the height and frame to be a superior player on the exterior offensive line. He fits the likes of offensive line coach Ron Crook, who has gravitated toward tall, rangy linemen during his time at WVU. Thurmond's primary recruiter was Danny Adams, who took over recruiting in Georgia this spring.
“I was very excited and blessed when Coach Blue told me West Virginia was offering me because I could finally see the pay-off for all the hard work I put in to get where I am,” Thurmond told BlueGoldNews.com recruiting analyst Jeff Covv earlier this summer. “Coach Blue and I were in heavy contact for about a month before they offered.”