A large number of campers gathered in Morgantown to kick off West Virginia's initial football camp of 2014 on Sunday. Among that group was a handful of top prospects with Mountaineer offers — and others looking to earn theirs.
A trio of quarterbacks stole the show on the afternoon.
Alpharetta (Ga.) quarterback Austin King showcased his abilities for the Mountaineers staff, easily dominating the positional reps.
The 6-foot-2, 180-pound King displayed a solid throwing motion and pin-point accuracy. Throughout multiple drills he was put through a series of challenge inside and out of the pocket. Toward the end of the day he showed off his arm strength, connecting with receivers downfield, throwing the ball 30+ yards and hitting them accurately.
Another impressive signal caller participating in the camp was Chris Chugunov.
The Skillman, New Jersey standout threw the ball well and had an extreme amount of zip on his passes. He didn't appear as comfortable while on the move, but inside the pocket he looked at ease.
Entering the day West Virginia coaches also had their eyes on in-state standout Tyrhee Pratt.
The class of 2016 quarterback from Capital High School in Charleston dazzled on the field last season, and again showed why he's going to be one of the more sought-after high school talents in the state. His athleticism was certainly his most impressive attribute, along with the physicality he possesses. He had caught the eye on a variety of college coaches across the country, and walked away with a scholarship offer from the Mountaineers following this camp performance.
A pair of Clairton, Pennsylvania teammates alsostood out amongst the crowd.
Wade, who worked out with the defensive backs, showed excellent movement with his footwork and cover abilities.
Mathews, a 6-foot-5, 185-pound rangy receiver, worked the sidelines often and displayed why he's considered a deep-threat at the next level.
The two matched up against each other toward the end of the afternoon, with Mathews getting the best of his teammate on a couple of occasions.
BlueGoldNews.com will continue to provide updates from today's camp with reaction, analysis and interviews soon.