West Virginia's ugly head coaching transition from Bill Stewart to Dana Holgorsen has expedited the transition of some incoming recruits. Don't miss out on our College Football Picks this season.
Connor Arlia, a preferred walk-on recruited by Holgorsen from Weirton Madonna High School, was named the Most Valuable Player of West Virginia's North-South All-Star Football Game at Laidley Field in June. The showcase caught the eye of his incoming coach, and Arlia was invited to campus early for summer workouts ESPN.com's Brent Sobleski was informed. Check out the College Football Odds for West Virginia.
As a result the former running back will forego playing in another all-star event for the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference July 24th.
The Mountaineers have already asked Arlia to fill a role as a slot receiver within the team's high octane offensive scheme.
Only one returning receiver, senior Tavon Austin, had more than 24 receptions in 2010. Stedman Bailey, Brad Starks, Soraya Alsien-Ogbebar, and J.D. Woods will vie for the other starting spots in Holgorsen's multiple spread attack.
Arlia will be given the chance to compete for a potential role this season with two other recruits, Dante Campbell (East Ridge H.S.) and Kenneth Meyers (First Coast H.S.) from 2011's incoming class. The Odds are now posted for NFL Odds and 2011 British Open Odds