Lazear, who is 6-1, 230 lbs., was an honor roll student at Wheaton (Md.) High School, where he was team captain and recorded 125 tackles and nine forced fumbles as a senior, earning all-metro recognition.
“Coach Bill Stewart and I have researched Pat’s entire situation over several months,” Rodriguez says. “We have talked to a number of people, and
after a thorough review, I am reassured that Pat Lazear will be a successful student-athlete and a positive member of our University community. We are eager for him to join the Mountaineer family.”