Biggest Surprise Of The Mountaineer Spring

L.D. SkarzinskiContributor IApril 11, 2009

MORGANTOWN, WV - DECEMBER 1: Fans of the West Virginia Mountaineers watch the game during the game against the Pittsburgh Panthers at Milan Puskar Stadium on December 1, 2007 in Morgantown, West Virginia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

As the Mountaineers battle toward the end of Spring Practice, who's name do you expect to hear more than any other?  Jarrett Brown, Noel Devine, Reed Williams or Wes Lyons?

Well Brown is replacing a legend. Devine is the scariest home run threat in the NCAA, Williams' return to a loaded LB corp is nothing compared to the amount of ink that Lyons is getting.

The 6'8" 225 pound senior WR, has emerged as the receiving threat that he was recruited, from Woodland Hill High School in PA, to be.  Labeled early on in his Mountaineer as being a bust, fighting thorough injury, growing pains, and numrious drops, Lyons' spring has been some of the most welcome news.

Maybe Lyons is a morning person?  Mountaineer head Coach Bill Stewart has gone to  "the early bird catches the worm" practice schedule to get the attention of his young team.  Lyons has prospered, catching a number of scoring tosses from the Mountaineer QBs.

Lets hope this production will continue into the regular season.  How tough will it be to cover a 6'8" guy on a fade route, or get a look at Devine or Rodgers from behind as they blow by you from a Lyons block?

Keep it going Wes!  We can never have enough weapons in the Mountaineer offense.  We will be pleasantly surprised at your senior year.