Trevon Wesco won’t soon forget his first catch as a member of the WVU football team. The big-bodied Wesco hauled in a six-yard pass against Iowa State last year that went for a touchdown.
The Mountaineers can get more production from Wesco this season. The new-look West Virginia offense, under the direction of offensive coordinator Jake Spavital and quarterback Will Grier, can utilize Wesco in a unique way.
Wesco’s role in the offense will be twofold because he will be expected to block and catch passes over the middle. With his frame, he can do both on the same play.
Wesco stands at 6-foot-4 and weighs 268 pounds. He transferred from Lackawanna Community College and will already see dividends in his offseason workouts by being part of the Division I training program.
He will have to hold blocks as Grier looks to pass. Grier is the prototypical pocket passer that head coach Dana Holgorsen longs to have in his offense. Wesco, in turn, can help make something out of nothing on broken plays. He can be an extra option for short passes and passes over the middle.
Wesco has a chance to be a big part of the offense because of the system the Mountaineers will run this year. Not only do they have one of the best passing threats, they also have a unique running game.
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As many as six running backs may see carries early on this season. The stable of running backs as improved and will be ready to bust out.
Justin Crawford was a legend in the junior college ranks. He was the NJCAA Offensive Player of the Year before coming to the WVU football team and led the Northwest Mississippi Community College squad to the 2015 national championship.
In just one year with the WVU football team, Crawford proved he could be one of the best running backs in the Big 12. He led the conference in yards per carry (7.3) and was third in the conference with 1,184 yards in the season.
Fighting for the extra yardage is where Wesco can come into play. If he holds his blocks and protects Crawford, the Mountaineers will be in good shape.
Kennedy McCoy, who averaged 46.4 yards per game as a freshman last year, will also be benefited by Wesco. As will Martell Pettaway and Tevin Bush.
Wesco may not hear his name called many games, like the four main running backs will, but he will make a name for himself on this team. His blocking abilities will pave the way for greater offensive success.