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The West Virginia football program recently announced the signing of defensive lineman Corey McIntyre Jr. McIntyre has signed his national letter of intent with WVU. As head coach Neal Brown talked about in a video posted by the official WVU football Twitter account, McIntyre brings an explosiveness that the Mountaineer defense lost with Dante Stills tapping out his eligibility and now pursuing the NFL. He’s also another legacy addition to the 2023 recruiting class for WVU.
McIntyre is, of course, the son of Corey McIntyre, who played for the Mountaineers from 1998 to 2002. McIntyre played in 44 games at West Virginia, primarily as a defensive end and linebacker. He rushed three times for four yards as a fullback, and returned five kickoffs for 36 yards. He was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2002, then went on to play with the Browns, Saints, Falcons, and Bills.
Listed at 6’4”, 280 pounds, McIntyre is a Treasure Coast High School product from Port Saint Lucie, Florida. McIntyre was heavily recruited as a three-star prospect. Besides WVU, he also had offers from Coastal Carolina, Florida Atlantic, Liberty, and South Florida and major programs like Indiana, Mississippi State, North Carolina State, Pitt, and Washington State.
McIntyre provides future defensive line depth for the WVU defense and shows success recruiting in Florida, something the Mountaineers needed to convey with this class. McIntyre describes himself as a tenacious player who is willing to whatever it takes. “I describe myself as a player that’s going to show up for the team and cause havoc when the team needs me to,” is how McIntyre put it. He now just has two simple goals for his time at WVU: get his degree and make it to the next level.