WVU Camp: News & Notes

West Virginia held its first individual football camp of the summer on Sunday, and a handful of underrated prospects were among those who stood out.

With a large number of prospects in attendance at West Virginia's initial summer camp it could be easy to overlook a number of under the radar prospects. A handful of players took to Mountaineer field on Sunday with their focus on making an impression.

BlueGoldNews examines a list of prospects who had notable performances on the afternoon.

Easton, Pennsylvania running back Shane Simpson electrified on several occasions.

The shifty, 5-foot-9, 182-pound back worked through drills with comfort. While his name was called to perform against the defense, he often shook a defending linebacker to earn himself an open field.

Though still searching for his first offer, interest has been piling up. The Mountaineers have shown recent interest along with Rutgers, Boston College, Pittsburgh and Duke.

Canton (Ohio) linebacker Nick Faulkner visited West Virginia again — and again impressed the WVU coaches.

The McKinley High School star has a familiarity with the Mountaineer program, having previously visited and camped. On several occasions WVU defensive coordinator Tony Gibson pulled him aside, helping work on his technique and approach, as he did with others in the linebacking group.

With hopes of landing his first offer Blacksburg (Va.) quarterback Isaac Johnston confidently went through passing drills on the afternoon.

The son of former Mountaineer signalcaller, Chad Johnston, the 6-foot-2, 200-pounder threw a strong deep ball with accuracy.

In-state athlete Chalmer Moffett showed his athleticism and versatility on Sunday.

At 6-foot-3 and 225 pounds, the Wheeling Park High School standout is a two-way prospect, playing both tight end and defensive end. On Sunday, he worked positional drills at both positions — earning praise from the Mountaineer staff.

His size guided him to success on a variety of drills working with the tight ends and his quickness helped rush the edge with the defensive line, creating access to get into the backfield.

Moffett does not hold any current offers but plans to camp at many schools this summer.

Moffett wasn't the only camper performing double duty.

Hilliard (Ohio) rising senior Nick Potts was a standout performer on the day. Working both the tight end and defensive end drills as well, Potts stayed mainly with the defense.

At six feet, six inched and 215 pounds, Potts needs to add weight moving forward, but his speed was certainly noticeable. While working in drills his side to side movement displayed his versatility.

In addition to West Virginia he reports interest from Boston College, Akron, Toledo and Purdue.

BlueGoldNews.com will continue to provide updates from West Virginia initial summer camp.

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