Brown Shines at WVU Camp

West Virginia hosted a number of its 2016 commitments and prospects at its final summer camp this past weekend, but also welcomed several 2017 players. One of those, quarterback Jason Brown, shared his thoughts on the day at WVU and his classification as a dual-threat QB.

Jason Brown, making his second visit to West Virginia's campus, had what he termed an excellent experience at the Mountaineers' final summer football camp of 2015.

"I really enjoyed working with Mike Burchett," Brown said of WVU's offensive graduate assistant, who headed up QB coaching at summer camps while prepping for the same role with the Mountaineers this fall. "He put us through a lot of drills, and it was fun. I loved the experience, and the facilities were just phenomenal."

Brown was able to see more of the latter on this, his second trip to the West Virginia campus. Earlier this summer he stopped by after taking a visit to another in-state school, but this time he got to see more of the football complex -- not to mention getting the chance to play on the field and get input from the coaching staff.

"I really wanted to show them what I could do as a QB, and I think I achieved that," he noted. "A lot of the drills they had me do were the same, but I had only done target passing into the net at one other camp. Other than that, it was the same kinds of drills that I have done at other camps."

Showing his passing ability is important to Brown, who wants to make it clear that throwing the ball is his top priority. While he doesn't reject the label of "dual threat quarterback" at all, he emphasizes his concentration on continued improvement as a passer.

"I think I am a better thrower right now, but I have always said that I can get the job done on the ground, if that's what needs to happen. But I'm looking to throw the ball first. I'll run it if it's there, but I'm a passer."

With two seasons of high school left, Brown will be working to attract more attention. Once he assembles and distributes more video of his high school career (like many players, he'll assemble early junior action and get that out to coaches) he expects more offers to come in. He hasn't begun any sorting or prioritizing of those yet, but West Virginia is clearly showing interest, meaning that Brown is a player to watch over the next two years.


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