Entering the 2016 college football season, it was believed that redshirt sophomore quarterback Jalan McClendon was on his way to replacing Jacoby Brisset as the starting signal-caller at North Carolina State.
However, head coach Dave Doeren has said McClendon has yet to win the job and new reports indicate a fresh face could be poised to lead N.C. State.
According to ESPN’s Matt Fortuna, North Carolina State freshman quarterback Jakobi Meyers has “made a strong push this spring” for the the team’s starting job.
Doeren seemed to back up that claim by saying the Wolfpack will enter summer camp with Meyers and McClendon battling it out for the No. 1 spot on the depth chart in a two-man race.
Fortuna added that “McClendon’s experience likely gives him an edge,” but the team is considering all options.
It will be interesting to see which way the Wolfpack ultimately go when the team opens its 2016 campaign on Thursday, Sept. 1 against William & Mary.
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