28 July 2012
West Virginia University held it's final camp of the summer on Saturday, and one name that impressed during his visit was 2014 quarterback prospect, Wilton Speight.
Making the trip from Richmond, the pro-style signal caller left an impression on the coaching staff, and looks now to build a solid relationship.
Speight, 6-foot-6 and 217 pounds was one that impressed during the session. The gun slinger from The Collegiate School (Va) has made visits all over the country, and has seen his stock rise. Visiting places like USC, Auburn, and Alabama will do that for a young prospect.
The young man had a tough decision earlier in the year when he decided to reclassify to the 2014 class.
"I got the ok about reclassifying on Friday for the 2014 class," he said. "It's not only for sports, but also for maturity as well, it will definitely help with everything.
"A lot of things really went into it. Going to Collegiate, it's a tough school and you know the academics are pretty tough. But, breaking my collarbone in the first game of the season and getting back for the last two, it's pretty rough. Having your junior year is the most important in the recruiting process, so I really thought it would only be beneficial to have it."
Speight noted he would get to play his senior year by rule because he will still be 18 at the time.
He has been working with Steve Clarkson who has worked with such quarterbacks as Ben Roethlisberger, Tim Tebow, and Matt Barkley.
"He's really committed to helping me develop into a better quarterback with my fundamentals and mechanics," he said. "Now that I have one more year in high school, he thinks he can get me the hype to be a big-time recruit. I'm traveling out there once or twice a month and he's breaking down my throwing motion and then building it back up and it's really, really helping me."
There is another coach who is interested in getting to know Speight, and that's WVU quarterback's coach Jake Spavital.
The two spent alot of time together and vowed to stay in contact to build a solid relationship moving forward.
He plans to visit Morgantown again in the fall for the Oklahoma game. He claims no favorites at this point, but WVU, USC, and Alabama are sticking out to the young man.
EERInsider.com will have more on the final camp of the summer.
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