Camp Tales

Several players made solid impressions at West Virginia's rising senior camp last weekend.

In addition to the offensive linemen we profiled earlier this week, a handful of players at other positions kept themselves on the recruiting radar with their showing at Mountaineer Field.

  • Mychal Skinner (QB 6-2, 210 lbs.) – Skinner is a solidly built run/pass QB with a strong arm. Although he has a bit of a low release point on his passes, he gets rid of the ball quickly and accurately. His excellent frame also makes him a candidate to play several other positions. Also showing promise were QBs Tyler Huether and Josh Cousins, but with WVU's well-stocked depth chart at the position, it could be tough to sign a passer that doesn't have the ability to play another position.

  • Jacob Ramsey (RB, 5-11, 210) – Ramsey came in at the last minute, and put on a nice show as the only running back in camp. The Columbus, Ohio native showed strength, speed and agility, and capped off his impressive performance by catching the ball well out of the backfield. Like the quarterback position, however, WVU might be hard-pressed to sign a running back in this year's class, but if Ramsey showed willingness to play elsewhere, he could put himself in the Mountaineers' recruiting picture.

  • Chris Fulmer (WR, 6-0, 180 lbs.) – Fulmer was the star of the show. He consistently broke jams at the line of scrimmage and got open, and if the ball gets near him he typically makes the grab. This was the second straight excellent performance for the Nitro High School star, and if he puts up another at WVU's upcoming seven-on-even camp, it might be difficult not to extend him an offer.

  • Terrence McCrae (WR, 6-2, 183 lbs.) – McCrae is a big target who uses his body effectively to get open. He may need to work on his running style and getting in and out of his cuts more efficiently, but he attacks the ball in the air at its highest point and makes good adjustments on passes. With WVU looking for an outside receiver in this class, his height is certainly a factor.

  • Barry Church (S, 6-2, 204 lbs.) – Church was the best defensive back on the field. He used his strength to jam receivers well, but has plenty of speed to keep up with them downfield. He's also a wide receiver, but didn't work out on that side of the ball on Saturday. Church's size also make him a prospect at linebacker.

  • Derrell Johnson (DB) – Johnson was another late arrival, but once he hit the field he turned a few heads. He ran agility drills very well, and was very good in getting in and out of his breaks. His cousin, current Mountaineer defensive back Thandi Smith, watched him go through his paces.

  • Adam Parkulo (LB, 6-3, 210 lbs.) – Beckley's best prospect didn't get a chance to show off his physical nature and hitting ability, as the camp, like all summer events, is conducted without pads. However, Parkulo did show good pass rushing ability when matched up against much bigger tackles in one-on-one sessions, and picked up the basic coverage schemes quickly during the skelly passing drills. If he displays enough speed to play on the outside in college, he could also garner an offer.

  • Wallace Oldham (DE, 6-1, 226 lbs.) – In a thin defensive line class, Oldham stood out. He has plenty of quickness and speed, but would obviously have to put on some weight to play up front. Linebacker could also be an option.

    WVU's camp season resumes on June 19, when individual camps begin.


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