June 29, 2008

Committed QB shows stuff at Gold Rush '08

MORGANTOWN--With West Virginia University football coaches scrutinizing their every move, some of the nation's top rising high school seniors took the field at Milan Puskar Stadium on Sunday for "Gold Rush 08," the WVU Junior Select Football Camp. But while WVU commit Tajh Boyd stole the spotlight with his rocket arm, some top uncommitted talent impressed as well.

Boyd, of course, is the standout quarterback from Hampton (Va.) Phoebus who will team with Chesapeake (Va.) Great Bridge wide receiver Logan Heastie as the crown jewels of the Mountaineers' 2009 recruiting class. On Sunday, Boyd put on a clinic, hitting his receivers on every conceivable route; often while the ball-catchers were tightly covered. But Boyd and Heastie barely made it to Morgantown at all as a result of car troubles they experienced while traveling to the camp on Sunday morning. The experience did show them, however, just how tightly knit the Mountaineer family can be.

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