August 14, 2010

Summer 2010 - Inside the Huddle: The WR's

INSIDE THE HUDDLE:

Wide Receivers

In Army's triple option offense, one could argue that the wide receivers have to be as effective blocking down field as they do pulling in passes.

Such competency can be the difference between a five yard gain versus at 15-30 yard breakout by the Black Knights' running backs.

Although not deeply game tested, the Black Knights' top two receivers are Davyd Brooks and Austin Barr and the staff has a pretty good idea what they are getting with the duo. The junior receivers have quality size, where B&B guys come in at 6-foot-4, 210 (Barr) and 6-foot-3, 212 (Brooks).

Both players have been dinged up a little in training camp, but as the Black Knights prepare for their opener against Eastern Michigan, look for Barr and Brooks to receive the bulk of the reps at wide out.

As such, the staff is looking for that third and possibly a forth receiver to emerge and based on training camp thus far, it kind of depends which play you are watching relative to determining who is going to step up.

Right now you have a cast of characters fighting to get in.

The list consist of Kyler Martin, Justin Allen, Mark Allen, along with plebe J.R. Woodard and walk-on Anthony Stephens. "Stephens is an exciting young talent and we are happy he's here," offensive coordinator Ian Shields. "Both him and J.R. they are true freshmen … direct plebes, the future is bright for these guys. It's just a matter time when that future might be."

Stayed tuned to GoBlackKnights.com as we take a look at the Army defense in our continued summer training camp coverage.


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