West Virginia redshirt junior William Crest is transitioning to full-time wide receiver for the Mountaineers this season, and it appears there is potential for him to make some big plays this fall.
Crest was caught on video making a one-handed catch at West Virginia’s practice on Wednesday — a video subsequently posted to Twitter by photographer Andrew Spellman.
William Crest is looking good downfield pic.twitter.com/3jT64Qu2Eg
— Andrew Spellman (@andrewspellman_) August 10, 2017
Crest was originally as a 3-star quarterback prospect, per the 247Sports composite ratings, but only played one game as a freshman in 2014 before taking a medical redshirt due to a shoulder injury. He has since endured a game of musical chairs with his position, playing quarterback, wide receiver, running back and defensive back in 2015-16.
Crest came close to being absent from the Mountaineers football team this fall, as well. Head coach Dana Holgorsen announced in January that Crest was transferring from West Virginia, but he returned to the team in May.
If the impressive catch Wednesday is any indication, West Virginia fans can be thankful they still have Crest on the team’s roster entering the 2017 campaign.