Knights receiving corps to be key this season


Ty Wright / Valencia Voice

J.J. Worton led the receivers in the spring game with six catches for 70 yards and a touchdown.

The UCF Knights will be ushering in a new group of quarterbacks this football season, but whoever the starting player is will have the benefit of working around a veteran group of wide receivers.

Junior Breshad Perriman, and seniors Rannell Hall, Josh Reese and J.J. Worton lead the charge for the Knights at the wide receiver position. Worton said after Saturday’s Spring Game that he thinks they all could step in and be the starter.

“Right now I can’t really make a decision on which one,” said Worton. “I think they all played really well today. I definitely think they did well.”

Knights head coach George O’Leary announced on Monday that the team will go with a three-man rotation at the position, with Justin Holman the first guy in the rotation followed by Pete DiNovo and true freshman Harris.

No matter who the starting quarterback will be, Worton said he’ll definitely have the help of those veteran receivers.

“I think it’s definitely a benefit for us to have all of these veterans around these new quarterbacks,” said Worton. “I definitely think that with us being around them that they’ll even be able to come in and be calm. As long as they do what they have to do.”

(Taken from April 16, 2014 issue)