WVU football: Jennings, Sills lead honorees


OnThe WVU football team has a lot to look forward to in 2018 because of its potential firepower on offense.

Will Grier will be one of the best quarterbacks in the country and he will be throwing to two of the best wide receivers in the Big 12 and all of college football. According to the Touchdown Club of Columbus, Gary Jennings and David Sills are two wide receivers to watch heading into 2018.

Jennings emerged as a strong threat early in the season in 2017. He was in the top five with 97 receptions per game and he finished the year with 1,096 receiving yards.

Sills quickly became Grier’s favorite target as he had 18 receiving touchdowns which was the best in the county. He was a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award and had 60 catches for 980 yards. Jennings and Sills have the capacity to do much more in 2018.

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That’s why they were recognized by the Touchdown Club. It’s no secret that the WVU football team has a powering offense and the national pundits know there is a lot of hype surrounding the Mountaineers in 2018. With the hype comes a heightened sense of expectations for the fanbase but no group of people will have more pressure than the players, themselves.

Only seven other players were recognized by the Touchdown Club and along with West Virginia, only Ohio State had two honorees. Those two players were Jeffery Okudah and Nick Bosa, who both play on defense.

Maybe, Jennings and Sills will be matching up with Okudah and Bosa in a postseason bowl game, preferably the national championship. The last time OSU played the Mountaineers was the season-opening game in 1998.

It doesn’t make any sense to get too far ahead because there are 12 games to get through before the postseason comes calling. Before a potential bowl game comes the anticipated Big 12 Championship Game, which the WVU football team was in the running for in a lot of the regular season.

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The sights are first set on a tough match up against Tennessee which kicks off the 2018 regular season on Sept. 1 in Charlotte, N.C.