Wideout Stanley Morgan made a highlight-worthy diving catch on Thursday night. It’s the kind of play that coach Mike Riley had heard Morgan was making over the summer.
“The kids are all impressed — the quarterbacks throwing him the ball during the summertime,” Riley said. “This is just word of mouth, how they like him. And physically, he fits right in. Now, we’re pretty deep at this receiver deal, so whether or not he can actually break into a position where he’s playing and we don’t redshirt him, it’s too early to say. But as far as first impressions? Very good.”
Freshman safety Antonio Reed’s size and speed have also caught the eyes of reporters. Riley said Reed may be able to help on special teams as coaches look at whether he’ll fit better at safety or linebacker.
“He’s got a nice frame,” Riley said. “He’s a good athlete.”