More news and notes from both sides of the football house as summer begins.
With summer now officially underway, the action continues to run hot and heavy at the WVU football complex. Camp season is in full swing, as individual sessions, which run through Wednesday, give way to team camps and the popular seven-on-seven passing tournament this weekend. Meanwhile, current Mountaineers are continuing to stream into the Puskar Center as the summer workout season continues.
Former Mountaineers continue to be great ambassadors for WVU football. Alumnus Ryan Brady, who coaches at Royal Palm Beach in Florida, has a wide receiver and a safety in camp, while Damon Cogdell, an assistant coach at Miramar, likewise brought a pair of his players to the individual sessions.
WVU recruiting target Dan Dominguez completed a trip to the Mountaineer campus on Tuesday. He now lists West Virginia as one of his top three schools. The athletic Dominguez could play several different positions. West Virginia is looking at him as a defensive back.
The schedule at camps isn't for the faint of heart. Wake-up calls come in the 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. range, and activities run through bedtime at 10:30. One of the highlights of camp is "RodBall" a razzle-dazzle football game that features lots of action.
Current Dallas Cowboy Lance Frazier is also in town and working out with the WVU strength staff. He will head back to the Cowboys' camp when it reconvenes next month.
Quarterback J.R. House was spotted throwing the ball at about 75% effort. He said that he is "feeling no pain", and while he has yet to cut loose at full speed, appears to be progressing well.
Among the incoming freshmen spotted going through some of their first workouts were Jason Gwaltney, Ryan Dawson and Jarrett Brown. A number of incoming recruits are signed up for WVU's second session of summer school, thus getting a head start on their collegiate classwork.