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WVU Football Power Rankings, Pre Fall Camp

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The hype machine continues for Daryl Worley and several other defenders, and Clint Trickett makes his first appearance.

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With Fall Camp just days away its time to revisit the Power Rankings to see what ten players/coaches/administrators have made the biggest splash between spring and fall camp.

1. Daryl Worley - has continued to be lauded for his ability by teammates and coaches, and was selected to attend and represent WVU at the Big 12 media days. ESPN's Big 12 blog recently named Worley as the 21st best player in all of the Big 12. Previous ranking #2.


2. Karl Joseph - recently named to the Bednarik Award watchlist Joseph also received some high praise from NFL.com being named the biggest hitter in college football and the 11th toughest player in all of college football. Previous ranking #4.

3. Mario Alford - There has not been much talk of Alford during the offseason, but by all accounts he has shown he can be a playmaker for WVU. Previous ranking #3.

4. Clint Trickett - despite missing spring ball Trickett was named the starter by the coaching staff who have had high praise for Trickett's improvement in understanding the offense as well as his ability to lead. Trickett is a polarizing figure among WVU fans (#TheseBrosAintLoyal). Hopefully, the coach's confidence in Trickett is rewarded. Previously unranked.

5. Coaching staff - by naming a starter at quarterback before fall camp they have set the tone for the team to rally around a leader. Dana Holgorsen has been saying a lot of the right things, and as a unit the staff is doing very well with recruiting for next years class including snagging a commitment from former USC commit David Sills. Previously unranked.

6. Dravon Henry - has earned high praise from his teammates including Daryl Worley who had this to say, "He's ahead of where I was last year, just because of the 7-on-7. He's covering so much ground. Even if a corner does get beat, he's right over the top. He's a guy that we can instill our trust in that he's going to be behind us." Additionally, Dana Holgorsen has indicated that Henry has been running with the first team at free safety during the offseason. Previously unranked.

7. Oliver Luck - kudos to Luck for finalizing deals to play VT at FedEx, Tennessee at Charlotte and a home and home with N.C. State. Now let's get Pitt back on the schedule. Previously unranked.

8. K.J. Dillon - is expected by most to pick up where he left off last year before being derailed by health issues. If all the hype surrounding them is true then WVU will have a truly formidable secondary. Previously ranked #8.

9. Nick O'Toole -Boomstache probably deserves a spot in the Power Rankings for his stache alone, but it certainly says something about the player when a punter is asked to represent their school at the Big 12 media days. Unfortunately, it also says something about the team. Previously unranked.

10. William Crest - The freshman quarterback enrolled at WVU in June, and according to Holgorsen, Crest along with Henry, are the two standout additions to the WVU football team. Crest could be the wild card for this year's team if Trickett is unable to get the job done. Previously unranked.

Dropped from the rankings: Wendell Smallwood, Dustin Garrison, Logan Moore, and Houston Syverston.