Camp Scheduling

Maryland defensive end Sean Reaver is in the process of working out a schedule for his summer camp visits, and he figures to have a busy couple of months by the time everything is set.

Sean Reaver, a defensive end prospect from Catoctin High School in Thurmont, Md., is getting interest from a number of schools. He has already made junior day or spring practice visits to West Virginia, Penn State, Pitt, Michigan, Maryland, Rutgers, Temple, Duke and Towson, and could repeat trips to some of those locations for summer camp. He knows that it's important for him to perform on the field in front of coaches at those events, and thus is planning to get to as many as possible.

WVU is certainly high on the defensive lineman's list, as he made a visit to a junior day as well as to a spring practice.

"I really liked the coaches and how much it felt like family," Reaver said of the things that stood out. "The whole team just had a family feel. I also liked how hard they practiced."

Intensity on the field is of great importance for Reaver, who craves action.

"I want to see how the coaches work with the players, and how hard the players work," he said of the items he watched for during visits. "I like everything up tempo – I like it when everyone is working hard and getting after it."

Reaver's work ethic helped propel him to a first team all-state slot as a junior, which in turn was a key part of Catoctin's state championship. He hopes to repeat both of those achievements as a senior, and is also looking to improve his skills across the board.

"Pass rushing is the thing that I do best, but I can stop the run too. I am just trying to work on everything. I play basketball and lacrosse, and I think that helps me with quickness, with moving laterally and with overall athleticism."

Reaver has offers from a pair of Division 1AA schools, but believes that offers from some of the other schools on his list will be forthcoming at summer camps.

"Many of the coaches I have been talking to say they love my tapes and my grades. They just want to see me in camps going at it with the best players they have in. I know that's important –it's kind of an audition. I want to perform well and go to as many as I can."

West Virginia's one day camp on June 20 is one of Reaver's possible summer destinations. He is being recruited by defensive coordinator Jeff Casteel, and also speaks with defensive line coach Bill Kirelawich.

In addition to the schools he has made trips to, Reaver has also heard from Stanford and Northwestern. A number of those institutions made in-school visits to him during May, including West Virginia, which was in right after spring practice ended.


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