Here’s where things stand in NCCU’s quarterback shuffle
BY JONAS POPE IV
DURHAM - When North Carolina Central concluded spring football practice, co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach T.C. Taylor only had two signal callers to work with.
Naiil Ramadan and Vitu Chilongo were the only two available for the spring game, and Taylor felt like without much competition both guys probably let down their guards. Taylor wanted to create more competition to push his players, so now he has six quarterbacks in practice, with four having a real shot at being the guy when the Eagles open the season at Duke on Sept. 2.
“If we were talking about making another run this season, we had to get some more guys in here,” Taylor said. “It’s been good for the room. They’ve been sticking together, it’s been a friendly competition.”
Freshman Chauncey Caldwell enrolled in January, but could not participate in spring drills as he recovered from surgery. Not too long after the spring game junior college transfer Micah Zanders, who sat in the stands that day, committed to N.C. Central. Shortly after the commitment from Zanders, Dominique Shoffner flipped his commitment from Army and signed with the Eagles, forcing Taylor to add extra chairs to his meeting room. After practice recently, Taylor broke down the four guys battling for the job.
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