Wayne Capers needed just one series of 7-on-7 at the recent Badger Sports 7-on-7 tournament in Pittsburgh to figure out that his knee was all right. Capers had returned during basketball season, helping Chartiers Valley all the way to the WPIAL Quad-A championship game.
The recent 7-on-7 tournament was his first type of football action he had seen since he threw for 292 yards in a loss at Montour; a game he left with a knee injury that prematurely ended his junior season. Capers caught a touchdown on his team's first series.
"I like catching the ball, so naturally it felt good (to be back)," Capers said. "It's different. I've been on (the knee) four weeks. I've gotten used to it. Basketball, it got rough, but it was good that I could get back.
"I never really played in anything like this I'm just trying to help my team. I have, freshman year I played a little bit. Sophomore year, a little bit."
Prior to getting back for basketball, Capers worked out twice a day rehabbing his knee. Back in action for basketball, and now looking ahead to his senior year of football, Capers looks forward to the recruiting process picking up again, where previously schools such as Pitt, Penn State and Maryland were interested. Those same schools are all in the mix again, but two of those schools have new coaching staffs in place.
"Not many harp on the injury," Capers said. "Most don't care since I got back. They're all just waiting to see how I get back this season, and see how it goes.
"I hadn't talked to Pitt in awhile, but now they've given me a little heads up on what's going on. Basically, it's Pitt, Maryland and Penn State."