The URI football offense is shaping up to be quite solid in 2014. There are still some questions to answer, particularly at quarterback, but it looks like Rhody is going to be able to score regardless of who is under center. And whether the QB is Mack Lowrie or Kolt Peavey or someone else, here are the primary targets he’ll be working with:
Robbie Jackson: “The stud”. Jackson isn’t just shaping up to be the best wide receiver on the 2014 roster. He’s in position to make his mark as of the best wide outs in Rhode Island history. He’ll undoubtedly be the top target once again as he tries to close his senior season out with a bang.
Jawaun Wynn: “The FBS transfer”. Also a senior, Wynn was a newcomer last year after coming over from Rutgers. And while he didn’t have the kind of year that you’d expect when you hear “Rutgers transfer”, there’s no doubt that Wynn is extremely skilled. Now that he has a full season in Kingston under his belt, the New Jersey native could explode with some big numbers in 2014.
Ross Kim: “The slot guy”. With Jackson and Wynn pretty much locked into the 1 and 2 options, respectively, Ross Kim’s role is pretty well defined. The junior has some big-play ability, so don’t expect him to be a short-route dink and dunk player just because he’s in the slot. Kim’s versatile enough to do whatever the team needs.
Andrew Matos: “The dark horse”. You know the story by now. Matos got off to a jaw-dropping start in his freshman campaign a year ago before injuries derailed what could have been a special season. But if he’s healthy in 2014, Matos could be a break-out player in the URI offense. Let’s hope he can stay on the field.
There’s more to the receiving corps besides these four guys, of course. The Rams also have red-shirt freshman Rendyll Moorman, new transfer Phadrae White, and a host of others. Rhody is deep, and Jim Fleming has plenty of options in case of injury or otherwise. It’s about that time – Marshall is just two and a half weeks away.