Every Monday morning, we will compile a list of links from the weekend in college sports.
In the inaugural edition, we'll focus on football camp and the hype and craziness surrounding it.
- The College of William and Mary took time to sit with former Mainland Regional High School quarterback Brent Caprio. They asked him http://www.tribeathletics.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=25100&ATCLID=205244329" target="_blank">20 questions such as 'Describe your dream job.'
Caprio wants to work in an NFL front office.
One of my favorite questions - probably more so for the answer - is "What animal would best describe you and why?"
Caprio: "Dolphin - smart, energetic, very interesting."
Caprio answers more questions such as who would he like to have dinner with and the most commented Facebook post he's ever had. (Hint: it had to do with football)
- Southern Regional graduate Glenn Carson has http://blogs.mcall.com/nittany_lines/2011/08/personnel-notes.html" target="_blank">emerged as the leading candidate to start at inside linebacker for Penn State (there is also a piece on St. Augustine graduate Jack Crawford in the notebook).
As a true freshman, Carson played 152 snaps last year. He was a greyshirt at Penn State, meaning he deferred enrollment for a semester.
"He showed us he was tough and had good instincts," linebackers coach Ron Vanderlinden told The Morning Call. "He's definitely factoring in the mix."
Here's another piece on Carson emerging as a starter from http://blog.pennlive.com/patriotnewssports/2011/08/penn_states_glenn_carson_repor.html" target="_blank">The Patriot News, a longer article from The Philadelphia Inquirer and an interview on YouTube from media day.
- Rutgers coach Greg Schiano announced last week that Tejay Johnson (Egg Harbor Township) will move from wide receiver to cornerback. It was interesting to learn because one of the reasons Johnson chose to become a Scarlet Knight was because it was one of the few schools that told him he could be wide receiver, Johnson recently said by phone.
"He's playing in one day more naturally than some other guys," Schiano told Rivals.com. "He's 6-foot-2, long arms, loose hips, can run and he's a bright kid. We need smart kids on defense that can learn the scheme. I think he is one of those guys."
- Villanova will be led at quarterback this year by Dustin Thomas (St. Augustine Prep), a redshirt freshman. Thomas didn't get as many snaps as he would have liked last year as the backup. He suffered from mono most of the season and wound up with a redshirt.
http://delcotimes.com/articles/2011/08/15/sports/doc4e49daf16d943544208314.txt" target="_blank">The Delaware County Times has a profile on Thomas and how he's expected to lead the offense, including St. Joseph graduate Norman White, one of the top wide receivers in the FCS.