Gambling State football breakdown, pt 3: The receivers

Courtesy of Grambling State Athletic Communications:

The Grambling State University football program is doing a nine-part series, as we look to breakdown each position. Today, we take a look at our wide receivers. 

Position Coach: John Simon 

On Thursday, we focused on the ground game, but this wide receiver room is extremely deep and very competitive. This group also features plenty of familiar faces and a lot of new ones in fall camp.  

“We are working hard and got a lot of young guys who are still learning what we are doing. Not just what we are doing but how we are doing them.” Simon, who played collegiately at Louisiana Tech, said. “We are trying to install the energy and effort with our guys, along with how to do it, so it’s a lot of learning for the guys. We are pushing them pretty hard.” 

Grambling wideout, Antonio Jones

Simon, who is also the offensive coordinator, said it is the main focus this fall with the wide receiver core has been details in the assignments. 

The energy level and intensity has increased this fall under head coach Hue Jackson Simon said. 

“He is a high-energy guy in everything we do, from how we meet, to how we prepare, to how we warm up to how we practice, to how we cool down after practice,” Simon said.  

With fall camp nearly a week and a half complete, Simon said the main component is continuous improvement daily in these practices.  

“We want to keep improving and not have any drop offs,” Simon said. “Our motto is ready for whatever. We don’t lower the standard for those guys who expect to play.” 

Key Returners: Claude Coleman, Kash Foley, Antonio Jones, Donald Johnson III, Jeff Perry, Lyndon Rash, Trey Truitt, Greg White 

Newcomers: Tyson Bordeaux, Caiou Chatman, Trenton Grow, Brison Huey, Tyrese Johnson, Ryan Peppins, JR Waters, Micah White and Phaizon Wilson 

Coming up on Sunday: Offensive Line 

Season Opener: Saturday, September 3, 2022 | at Arkansas State | 6 p.m. | Centennial Bank Stadium | ESPN+ 

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