Everyone took notice when West ran a sub-4.4 40 at the University of Arkansas Camp. According to Scout.com's Dudley Dawson, West won the fastest man in camp award in a series of races with the other 11th and 12th grade skill position players. Not only did his run earn attention for West, it earned him scholarship offers.
"I have offers from Louisiana Tech, Arkansas, Nebraska, ULM, SLU, and Northwestern State," added the burner from Springhill. "Nebraska wanted me as a running back, but it's a long ways. My mom didn't like that. Arkansas wanted me to play cornerback, but I've never played cornerback."
What West plays, and plays well, is running back. He ran for over 1700 yards as a junior. He will now get his chance to show his skills for the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs.
"I went to camp and I went back two weeks ago for a visit," explained West, who was recruited by Stan Eggen. "We saw the weightroom, the classrooms, pretty much the whole campus. I made up my mind this past weekend and called Coach Dooley."
Charcandrick went through some health issues two years ago, but he said he has been healthy for over a year now. He said Springhill opens with Haynesville this year and he is ready to go. The Lumberjacks finished 0-10 last year with a small roster, but their numbers are up for 2009.
With more of a team around him, Charcandrick West will lead Springhill to plenty of victories this year.