BGN Video: Offensive Versatility

With crowded position rooms at the skill positions on the West Virginia offense, the best way to get noticed might be to show that you have the ability to do a lot of different things when you get the ball.

In the cases of sophomore running back Wendell Smallwood, junior running back Dustin Garrison and junior receiver Jordan Thompson, that's become a major focus as the three try to find their way on the field as much as possible this season.

For Smallwood, it's been about becoming a better receiver out of the backfield and in the slot. Before Saturday's practice, Dana Holgorsen said he is the team's second-best option at inside receiver currently and is improving a lot during spring practice.

After leading the Mountaineers in rushing as a freshman, Garrison is just looking to find a way back on the field. As a freshman, Garrison carried the ball 136 times for 742 yards, but has registered a total of 50 carries for 226 yards in the two seasons since.

Thompson and the rest of the WVU receivers have been trying to get in good rhythm with the three Mountaineer quarterbacks taking the majority of the reps this spring.

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