Spain said he's certainly been working.
"I never miss a day of workouts," he said. "I try to do what other people are not doing."
K.J. Myers is a redshirt freshman who is listed No. 2 on the latest depth chart at the X wide receiver position behind Stedman Bailey. He realizes, however, WVU coaches recruited a slew of wideouts to compete for the job.
"It was a big class," Myers said. "It kind of woke me up a little bit. But in the offseason I worked on my speed, routes and hands. I was looking at Sted and taking tips."
At 6-2, 201 pounds, Myers, a Jacksonville, Fla., product, said he has "field speed."
"When I'm on the field," he said, "I can get open."
True freshman Karl Joseph has been one of the hottest camp stories since the depth chart came out with him No. 1 at free safety. The 5-10, 196-pound product of Orlando, Fla., however, shrugs it off.
"It doesn't really matter if I was second or third, I'd still be working as hard," Joseph said. "I just have to keep improving and making plays."
Joseph smiled and said the last time he wasn't No. 1 on the depth chart was his freshman year of high school. Much has changed now, though. He's just happy to have spring drills under his belt.
"That helped a lot," Joseph said. "I know all the plays now. I just have to improve on my techniques. One of the biggest things for me is training my eyes to recognize the whole field more."
And finally . . .
Mountaineer offensive guard Josh Jenkins has always looked somewhat undersized with all the 300-pounders around and in front of him. Now, though, he said he's at 303 for his senior season.
"Quinton Spain plays next to me," Jenkins cracked. "It makes me look small; that's what it is."
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