Carroll Visits Favorite

Although he's still three years removed from a potential college career, Calvin Carroll is working to build his resume as a Class of 2018 football recruit.

Set to play this fall at Eastern Christian Academy (a name that should be familiar to Mountaineer recruiting followers), Carroll is attending camps and learning the skills he will need to become a Division I recruit. He camped at West Virginia in June, and used the experience to his advantage.

"We went through a lot of drills," said Carroll, who will be a sophomore this fall. "We worked on stance and start, and did a lot of work on technique. Those are things that will definitely help me in high school - those are things I can use."

While getting noticed by college recruiters is still in its early stages, Carroll had no reluctance in naming a favorite at this point int he process.

"West Virginia is my dream school," the defensive lineman noted. "I've known about them for a long time."

Carroll, who has also camped at and has interest in Penn State, believes he has some key attributes that will help him as he grows and matures along the defensive front.

"I think I'm best in the pass rush. That's one of my strengths. I have a good start, and my hand placement and techniques are good. I will keep lifting and running this summer to get ready for the fall."

Currently checking in at an even six feet and 260 pounds, Carroll does have some growing to do if he is going to attract a great deal of attention as a Power 5 defensive line recruit, but with three seasons of high school football left to play, there is plenty of time for that. With his location and interest in WVU, he's a player to keep an eye on over the next few years.


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