April 6, 2008

Johnson Turning Heads at Tight End/Fullback

MORGANTOWN--It's difficult to make a big impression on the second day of a new job, but Will Johnson did just that on Saturday afternoon. After being moved from wide receiver to tight end just a day earlier, it took little time for Johnson to make a believer out of West Virginia University head coach Bill Stewart.

"He made some nice catches, didn't he?" Stewart asked reporters after his team had scrimmaged for the better part of two hours. "It was nice to see Will in that tight end-slash-fullback spot, Owen Schmitt's old spot."

Lining up from various positions within West Virginia's various offensive formations, Johnson caught four passes for 32 yards and delivered a handful of crushing blocks during the team's nearly two-hour long scrimmage. The performance was made even more impressive by the fact that Johnson had no idea he would be changing positions when he reported to Milan Puskar Stadium for practice on Friday.

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