McLee, the nephew of William and Reggie McLee -- who both played at West Virginia -- played running back and linebacker at Uniontown, but his future looks to be on the offensive side of the ball after rushing for 3,000 yards in his career, including 1,700 this year.
"He runs really well," Fortugna said. "He can catch the ball, he's light on his feet. I think him being around a lot of college athletes in his family has helped him establish and meet high goals."
The 6-2, 235-pounder, according to Fortugna, has a solid work ethic in the weight room and should have no problems in the Mountaineers' no-huddle offense as a probable H-back.
The senior was recruited by Michigan State, Pittsburgh and Southern Cal, among others.
The 6-2, 205 pound Farell, who was a quarterback, wide receiver, kick returner and defensive back, projects to a safety at WVU.
"He is the best high school safety I have ever seen," Fortugna said. "He is very aggressive, very physical."
Ferrell added 20 pounds since summer and appears to be in the best shape of his career.
Fortugna said both players are fine academically, though they have not fully qualified."I am very proud of both of them," Fortugna said. "Both are two kids who are very coachable and did everything we asked."
West Virginia is hoping to continue a good relationship with Uniontown High as William, McLee's uncle, is an assistant coach at the school and his son, William, is a coveted sophomore running back who played varsity as a freshman and started as a sophomore.