BSU trying to determine receiver depth
August 19, 2012Eastern Indiana Sports
MUNCIE — Jamill Smith used his elusiveness Saturday to break into the open field on a kickoff return during Ball State’s football scrimmage at Scheumann Stadium. The play came during a drill so the action was halted after a few seconds, but it was clear he might have converted the runback into a touchdown.
Later, he caught a deep sideline pass that gained 30 yards.
There is a lot to sort out at the receiver position with 11 days remaining before the Cardinals open the season at home against Eastern Michigan. But what has become clear is Smith and four other players have established themselves at the top of the receiver group.
Smith, Willie Snead and Connor Ryan are listed No. 1 at the three starting spots on the depth chart. Jack Tomlinson and Chris Schillings have emerged as the next threats. After that there will be a free-for-all as a group of mostly young and inexperienced players battle for position.
“I really like our receivers,” Cardinals coach Pete Lembo said. “You’re talking about some really competitive guys, especially with our top three.”