RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Jumichael Ramos says North Carolina State's young receivers have the chance to turn last year's struggles into an asset.
Ramos was a freshman in coach Dave Doeren's first season, part of a group that's trying to make the position a strength as N.C. State wraps up spring practice this week. Those youngsters flashed talent but also inconsistency that matched the struggles that plagued the entire team during an 0-8 run through the Atlantic Coast Conference.
N.C. State closes offseason drills with Saturday's Kay Yow Spring Game, which will be the public's first look at the offense led by Florida transfer Jacoby Brissett at quarterback. Brissett's success could depend largely on whether receivers like Ramos and fellow rising sophomores Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Bra'Lon Cherry have built some confidence after last year.