It’s early but it sounds like Kyle Bosch could work his way into West Virginia’s lineup.
The Michigan transfer was cleared to play over the summer and now that the Mountaineers know he is eligible, Bosch could force his way onto the field, reports Dave Hickman of the Charleston Gazette.
Bosch, who started some games for Michigan as a true freshman, sits No. 2 on the depth chart behind Adam Pankey at guard. But WVU offensive line coach Ron Crook has left the door open for some shifting if Bosch proves to be one of the top five linemen on the squad. Bosch could move to tackle or Pankey, who shifted inside to tackle in the offseason, could find himself back outside at tackle this fall.
“Right now we have five guys set that we think are going to be the five, but if [Bosch] is one of the best five, then it becomes, how do we get the best five out there?” Crook told Hickman. “If Adam has to go back to tackle, that’s what he’s got to do.”
WVU’s offensive front could go from question mark to strength in 2015, despite the departures of Quinton Spain and Mark Glowinski. Pankey is regarded as the best lineman on the squad, Tyler Orlosky is an underrated standout at center, and redshirt freshman Yodny Cajuste emerged as a legit option at tackle during the spring. With guard Tony Matteo and tackle Marquis Lucas joining the mix, WVU could have depth and options up front.