Football Camps Open

WVU's football camps got underway this weekend, with more than 200 campers receiving first hand instruction from the Mountaineer coaching staff, including head coach Rich Rodriguez. And as always, there were some high profile recruiting targets in attendance.

In addition to individual instruction and drills, the camp gives high school players a look inside the Mountaieer program, as high school players get the opportunity to see the entire football complex ad get a taste of dorm life at West Virginia.

Campers go through many of the same drills as college players do, and also get instruction in the proper techniques in just about every area of football.

Campers also get the chance to show their competitive sides, as teams are formed for some intense games of "Rod Ball" which is basically razzle dazzle football that allows multiple passes.

Everyone attending camp gets a picture in a WVU jersey with head coach Rich Rodriguez, and players also get to view a video of their activities at the end of each day's sessions.

Dominique Brooks
Of course, another area of interest from WVU fans' perspective was the presence of several football prospects.

One of those was free safety Dominique Brooks of North Mesquite High School Mesquite, Texas. Brooks (6-2 190) is a rangy safety who is very aggressive in attacking both receivers and the ball, and was one of several Texas players in attendance during this first of several camps over the next nine days.

Brooks could grow into either a linebacker or a spur/bandit type player, as his excellent range and fierce hitting ability make him one of the top defenders in Texas this year. Brooks started last season for the Stallions, who are a Class 5A power in the Lone Star State. He earned all-district honors for North Mesquite alongside current WVU signee Krys Williams, and was also a second team All-State selection by the Texas Sports Writers Association.

We'll have much more on camps in the coming days, including profiles of many of the players in camp, photos and more.

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