Camp Primer: Top Four Story Lines

West Virginia's first football summer camp takes place this weekend with a wealth of talent expected. We examine the top story lines and items we're keeping a close eye on.

With WVU slated to kickoff their football summer camp lineup today, several items find themselves worthy of watching. We list the top four story lines entering today's camp session.

Which 2015 QB Will Stand Out?

The Mountaineers continue in the search for a quarterback for the class of 2015 — and this weekend could go a long way in closing out the race.

Fresh off his recent Elite 11 invite, Alpharetta (Ga.) quarterback Austin King plans to attend. He's scheduled to visit a handful of schools in the coming weeks before making a decision. It's believed West Virginia joins South Florida, Iowa State and UCF as potential suitors.

Both Brett Brumbaugh and David Pindell will arrive in search of an offer.

Brumbaugh (6'3, 185 lbs.) has visited the Mountaineers before, while Pindell (6'1, 185 lbs.) is making his first trip to the mountain state.

With the Mountaineers still looking to fill the void at the position, this weekend could prove beneficial to answering the lingering questions.

Can WVU Impress Ali?

Timber Creek (N.J.) defensive back Kareem Ali plans to visit the Mountaineers — a trip that could go a long way in helping secure his commitment.

The 5-foot-11, 168 pound, Ali, recently listed a top five of Maryland, WVU, Florida, Louisville and North Carolina.

While the thinking from here suggests the Terps are the favorite — having Ali on campus weeks before making a decision is noteworthy.

An Early Start For 2016

Despite the uncertainty surrounding the class of 2015 quarterback prospects, a handful of 2016 standouts will showcase their talents for the Mountaineer coaches.

Blacksburg (Va.) QB Isaac Johnston, who is still searching for his first offer, plans to make the trip north. The son of former WVU quarterback Chad Johnston has been in consistent contact with the staff.

Fresh of his picking up his first offer from Akron, Springboro (Ohio.) Elijah Cunningham looks to impress. He's been in contact with Coach Shannon Dawson and believes an offer is likely following his visit.

The same could be said for another Ohio quarterback holding an Akron offer — Chaminade Julienne HS Jacob Harrison.

Following his recent Elite 11 performance in Columbus, Ohio, Harrison hopes to catch the eye of the West Virginia coaches.

As a sophomore, Harrison (6'1, 180 lbs.) threw for 2,771 yards and completed 67% of his passes. He threw for 19 touchdowns and ran another 13 touchdowns.

Which Under The Radar Prospect Impresses

At seemingly ever camp an under the radar impresses and makes a name for himself. The Mountaineers are hosting several prospects who could potentially fit into that category.

Springboro (Ohio) wide receiver D.L. Knock, Easton (Pa.) running back Shane Simpson and Hilliard (Ohio) defensive lineman Nick Potts have their sights set on thrilling the WVU staffers.

Of the trio, only Knock holds an offer (Indiana State), although with solid performances this summer that could easily change.


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