Continuing Camp Tour

Detroit King HS (Mch.) defensive back Avonte Maddox continued his camp tour on Saturday with a visit to West Virginia.

Avonte Maddox was one of the most impressive campers among the 90-odd players on the field during the first football camp of the summer, and he shared his thoughts on the Mountaineers and his camp experience with BlueGoldNews.com.

The Scout.com three-star prospect participated in all drills, displaying his abilities from all angles. Despite winning MVP honors from the days events, he wasn't satisfied with his efforts.

"I think I did good," Maddox said. "But I always feel I could have done better."

Part of the camp process is having the opportunity to work with collegiate coaches to improve on One's skills. During the day, Maddox gained tips to help improve is all areas. According to Maddox, he learned a variety of ways to help him get better.

"I learned some new things as a player," he said. "I learned different ways to cover and get into correct position against wide receivers. We also learned about breaking on the ball."

Before coming to WVU, Maddox had the opportunity to camp at Pittsburgh. While both were similar in several ways, the Mountaineers' focus had more to do with on-field activity.

"There was more people at Pitt camp," Maddox said. " At Pitt they showed us me all around the campus."

Coming into the camp, Maddox held the Mountaineers in high regard. After visiting for the first time it doesn't appear anything has changed. In fact, he's set a timetable to make a commitment to his future school.

"(WVU) is a nice place," Maddox said about the whole area surrounding the University. "I like it. I hold them in high regard. I will know where everybody stands by the end of July."

Maddox (5-9, 160 lbs.) was hoping to leave WVU with an offer in hand,. And although that didn't happen, he believes he made an impact to the coaches and was impressed with what they had to say.

"They told me they will be contacting me. They also said they were glad that I came down."


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