By Gray Gardner.
Redshirt freshman Bryce McNeal has the potential to be a threat at the wide receiver position this fall for the Tigers. The Minnesota native is currently working behind Marquan Jones at the A position (which is comparable to a slot receiver) as well as working some outside at the Z position.
Although the wide receiving corps has gained a lot of negative press surrounding it, McNeal does not seem worried about his group.
“The receivers are finally all coming together,” he said. “Everybody’s trying to put us as slack, but we’re all helping each other out and in this competition everybody’s really giving it all they got.”
It is hard to predict whom the starting receivers will be come September 4 considering the lack of experience at the position, but the uncertainty is working in the favor of the players. With the competition wide open, everyone is working hard in hopes of earning a spot on the field.
“Nothing’s promised right now so we’re just trying to come out and contribute to the team and see what we can do.”
As far as the negative press, McNeal said that he and the other players pay no attention to it.
“The first day in the meetings coach Scott brought it up then after that we leave it at the door. We work for ourselves. Obviously we want to prove everybody wrong but that’s not our focus. We come out here to get better and help our team.”