But those hobbies haven't left him. They made him the person he is, but understand Myers believes they made him the player he is. It begins in practice, which he says is a lot like teaching himself skateboard tricks.
"You go out every day and you try to get that new trick down," he said. "It might take you 20 times a day before you get this trick. You might not get it. But you still keep practicing to get it right. That's just like how practice is.
"If you mess one thing up, maybe you're not good at this route or that route, but in your off time you have to keep working at that and focus on that. You focus on any weaknesses you have in your game until you get it."
Then the games come and Myers lines up across from defenders. He scans the field and his mind goes to work. This is chess. He looks at the defender covering him. He spots the safety and wonders if he'll come over to assist the cornerback. Is it Cover 2? Cover 3? Is the cornerback opening his hips to move? Is he going to stay put and cover that space?
The field has become the board, the opponents the pieces.
"I'm so serious about that," Myers said. "That's what goes through my head before a snap."
Then the pieces move and the board changes.
"You don't know your opponent's move, you don't know your move until it's time for it to happen," Myers said. "You have to react. You have to think fast. You don't want to put yourself in a bad situation. It's like when a (defensive back) is in your face and he comes at you and throws his hands at you, you have to react."
The receivers are all taught ways to beat a jam and to get off the line. If a receiver can't find green space in WVU's offense, he's in trouble. Myers follows those rules, but knows there are individual tweaks that can be added. He reverts to some of those skateboard tricks "to put my flavor on it."
Then he's in a route, being as precise as he has to be when he's sliding his board down a rail, before he's making a catch, one aided by the juggling that sharpens hand-eye coordination.
The defense conquered, the ball secured, Myers is on the move and, literally, marching to the beat of his own drum.
"You've got to have rhythm when you're on the field, when you're making a move on somebody after you make the catch," he said. "You've got to have moves. You can't be stiff or they're just going to tackle you. You don't get (yards after the catch) that way. You need that rhythm."
Contact sportswriter Mike Casazza at mi...@dailymail.com or 304-319-1142. His blog is at blogs.dailymail.com/wvu.