March 2, 2010
First Coast receiver lands first offer
Jacksonville (Fla.) First Coast already has two of its players committed to play college football in running back Eric Beverly and defensive end Derrick Mitchell, both early Florida State commmits. The talented program is not done yet though. Recently wide receiver Kenneth Myers picked up his first official scholarship offer.
"West Virginia offered me," Myers said on Monday evening. "They offered last week, like Thursday. My coach talked to one of the coaches and then the coach talked to me about it. It was Coach Galloway, the wide receivers coach."
Increasingly, West Virginia has built its presence in the state of Florida and built its brand name. Consequently, players like Myers are very familiar with the program when an offer does come.
"I was excited," he said of the offer. "I used to watch West Virginia all the time and their running back (Noel Devine) is actually from the same town I'm from in Fort Myers, Florida and we were in the same Pop Warner League. I'm interested."
Other schools that have been showing Myers significant interest include Florida State, Memphis, UCF, South Carolina and USF. While Myers is interested in all of those programs, he is also hoping that another in-state program will begin to pick up interest.
"I used to be hooked on Miami," he said. "I grew up always liking Miami. I'm hoping to hear from Miami."
In the meantime, Myers is proving himself on the camp circuit. Already he has competed at the Under Armour Combine in Jacksonville and the National Underclassman Combine in Jacksonville.
"They went great," he said of the camps. "I got to see different competition and stuff. It was a great experience. I'm best in the one-on-ones."
That on the field ability is what drew West Virginia to offer as it came based off of his highlight film. Myers noted the aspects of his game that stand out the most.
"My routes, my size, my hands and I love thinking on the field," he said of his strengths. "I have a lot of football knowledge and I'm smart on the field."
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