Camp Notes

West Virginia's individual summer camp continued on Tuesday with a pair of offers and appearances by two of their verbal commitments in the Class of 2005.

In addition to the offer extended to Jeremy Bruce, West Virgina also offered quarterback Jarrett Brown of Palm Beach Lakes High School in Florida. Brown, who already holds a number of offers, is one of the top QBs in the state, and is eager to proved that he should be ranked among the best signalcallers in the country.

Brown did nothing to dispel that notion during his camp performance, as he tossed accurate long balls and crisp intermediate passes. Brown is a drop back passer who does have the ability to run, but always thinks pass first in PB Lakes' spread offense.

Brown's teammate in the backfield, Jatavious "Tate" Best, also drew a great deal of interest. Best is a blazing fast runner who has put 20 pounds on since last year, and at 180 pounds is a great combination of pure speed and shifty moves. Best did not get an offer yet, but he will be watched carefully and may well draw an offer before all is said and done.

Brown and Best are coached by former WVU quarterback JaJuan Seider.

Also, WVU commitments Scooter Berry and Jason Gwaltney took part in workouts on Tuesday. Both strongly reiterated their intention to come to WVU.

"Morgantown is home for me," Gwaltney said at the conclusion of Tuesday afternoon's session. "I'll be here this fall."

Despite a slightly injured foot (suffered while dunking a basketball), Gwaltney's speed was still readily apparent during drills.

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A number of former Mountaineers had their sons in camp as well, including defenisve lineman Gary Tillis, linebacker Jeff Macerelli, and running back Dane "The Train" Conwell.

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At least two sons of current coaches - Rick Trickett and Calvin Magee - also took part in camp, as did Jahleel Addae, younger brother of Mountaineer starting safety Jahmile Addae.

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Day two of camp concluded with some fun relay races, including a backpedal race and one where players took turns carrying each other. A number of funny spills and unorthodox carries highlighted the event.

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New Jersey offensive lineman Dan Larkin was also in camp on Tuesday. Larkin, who has been offered a scholarship, is one of a number of offensive line targets the Mountaineers are chasing.

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