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Bryant Shirreffs: Dual-Threat Linebacker (Or FB?)

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Well, if things ever get as bad at QB for N.C. State as things got for Maryland last year, the Pack can turn to a LB with pretty good QB credentials. Freshman Bryant Shirreffs, who accounted for nearly 8,000 yards and 90 touchdowns as a dual-threat prep QB in Georgia, has been moved to linebacker.

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With Brandon Mitchell/Pete Thomas expected to keep the seat warm for transfer Jacoby Brissett, who will likely be the starter in 2014 and 2015, and Jalan McClendon on the way in the class of 2014, the staff must have wanted to find a way to utilize Sherreffs' athleticism elsewhere. McClendon, incidentally, was recently upgraded to a four-star recruit and listed as the #19 QB prospect in the country by Scout.

Considering how depleted the QB position was when Dave Doeren arrived, it is refreshing to see that the team now has the depth to make this kind of move. Yay depth.

UPDATE: According to Doeren, Shirreffs has been working out at both LB and FB, and is at FB for the moment. I guess Ryan Cheek is not inspiring confidence there.