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Harvey, Lindsey missing for months

By mrasor Published: July 17, 2007

Football
It's too early to say with absolutely certainty that wide receivers Jermaine Lindsey and David Harvey will not play in 2007.
The university has not said anything about their eligibility. However, a big indication of the future is that neither has participated during the offseason program. Harvey has been AWOL since the spring. Lindsey hasn't been around since June.
So where does that leave the team in terms of receivers? From what I'm hearing, juniors Stephon Fuqua and Brandon Williams are having strong summers. They appear to be the No. 2 and 3 receivers respectively, unless a true freshman can earn playing time (cough, Vince Hill).
As far as the quarterback situation goes, Carlton Jackson probably still has the advantage. I'm starting to remember the feeling in the stands during CJ's debut at the Rubber Bowl. A tangible buzz filled the air. That feeling was on the sidelines, too, according to a player I spoke with.
This summer, many true freshman have participated in the offseason program. One is quarterback Matt Rodgers. From what I hear, this guy is a real talent. He possesses a great arm and surprising maturity and intelligence for a freshman.
A new offer...

    Ricky Nichols, cornerback, Norfolk, Va. Offers: Akron and Temple Height: 5-foot-10 Weight: 169 Speed: 4.5 Notes: Nichols benches 275 pounds. I'm not around the weight room that often, but that seems like a ton for a guy who's my size. In high school, he plays running back, wide receiver, safety and cornerback for coach Dealton Cotton, who emphasizes academics. Nichols' similarly named father was the 200th pick in the 1985 NFL Draft as a wide receiver. Likelihood: NC State also likes Nichols, and the Wolfpack could offer soon. The Virginia prospect is also hearing from a lot of D-IAA teams.
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