Bentley Stands Out

West Virginia held its first individual football camp of the season on Saturday, and Bartram Trail (Fla.) athlete Romello Bentley was one of the top performers.

With several impressive prospects in attendance at WVU's initial summer camp, it's easy to overlook a handful of underrated participants. One of those players, Romello Bentley, did his best to make a name for himself.

"The whole camp experience was really good," Bentley said. "It was a nice experience. I thought I did good. The turf was kind of hard to grip, but I thought I competed well. The coaches showed me a lot of love today."

"The (WVU) coaches were keying me out," he continued. "They were singling me out and putting me on the spot, which I like. When it was over the head coach (Dana Holgorsen) told me I was robbed of the MVP. But I told him I'm just out here trying to compete and get better."

The camp was an opportunity for Bentley to showcase his talents and compare his abilities against other athletes. While often overlooked in in favor of the recruiting angle, summer camps also provide helpful tips that players can use to improve, and that's something Bentley has taken to heart.

"Camps show me so much different stuff," he said. "Today I was working in several footwork drills and I had trouble with them because I had never done them before. But I worked at it. Plus, it gives me more experience."

Bentley, 5-foot-7, 150-pound running back and receiver, was making his first trip to visit the Mountaineer campus. Even though he was a long distance from his Florida home, it didn't take long for him to get comfortable at West Virginia.

"Oh, West Virginia, I love the area," Bentley said with excitement. "Everything is real nice, like the facilities. It's like I'm at home - it's kind of like home. I'm just real comfortable."

In terms of his overall recruitment, Bentley is seeing the most interest from West Virginia, Alabama State, Florida A&M and New Hampshire. However, this summer he plans to participate in several camps in hopes of adding to his potential list of suitors.

"I'm going to attend a lot of camps," Bentley said. "I'll actually be at Clemson next week for a two-day camp. I also have a 7-on-7 event in Orlando (Fla.) to attend."

Stay with for continued updates on Bentley's recruitment.

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