July 31, 2006

Pre-camp positional breakdowns: Wide Receivers

This continues a pre-camp analysis of West Virginia's position breakdowns as the Mountaineer football team prepares for the start of the Aug. 5 drills. Today includes a look at the wide receivers.

ANALYSIS

Last season, the Mountaineers attempted 193 passes in 12 games. The mantra at Camp Rod continues to be "precision." Pat White, Adam Bednarik and J.R. House completed 63.2 percent of their throws.

The trend will continue likely in 2006, but with the commitment of passers like Charlie Russell, WVU's staff will continue hunting for 3-star-and-better pass catchers for the 2007 class.

It found two good ones in the incoming freshman class in Wesley Lyons who may see time from jump, and John Maddox, who may need a year of conditioning before he contributes.

That said, the emphasis will be on the slot receiver where West Virginia can line up with even pass-happy Louisville in the Big East.

When the dust cleared from the historic '05 season, the most impressive man on the club with the ball in his hands was (and is) propped junior Darius Reynaud.

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