West Virginia receivers comfortable with Skyler Howard
During his time at West Virginia, Jordan Thompson has had to get acclimated to a lot of different quarterbacks throwing the ball to him.
As a freshman, it was Geno Smith who he had to jump in and learn to work with, then it was a mix of Clint Trickett, Paul Millard and Ford Childress.
Now Thompson enters his senior season at West Virginia and Skyler Howard will be the fifth starting quarterback who he has had to work and build a strong relationship with. Over the course of these last four years, he’s started to get a feel for what receivers need to do in order to build that bond with a quarterback, and Thompson said that Howard seems to get it.
“It starts in the offseason — you have to start it before you get to camp,” Thompson said. “When you would usually take days off, you can’t. You and your quarterback have to go out and throw some balls, run routes, do whatever you can to get everything down.
Howard has taken his receivers everywhere to get that work in this offseason. They’ve gone to Milan Puskar Stadium to work out. They’ve run routes at the rec fields around Morgantown. Howard has even taken some of his teammates with him to his home in Fort Worth, Texas, to work out at his former high school.
(h/t Exponent Telegram)