We had some pretty good spring football coverage this past month that culminated with this comprehensive entry on the spring game.
The Fayetteville Observer put together this review on the Wolfpack’s spring that included the following:
T.J. Graham, wide receiver, junior: Graham’s sprinter speed makes him a major big-play threat anytime he touches the football. But after getting off to a solid start in 2009, he suffered a leg injury that sent him to the sidelines. Graham came back with a vengeance this spring, wrapping things up by catching a touchdown pass and throwing one in the final scrimmage.
Sam Jones, offensive tackle, freshman: The Wolfpack have been waiting for the 6-foot-7, 321-pound Jones to make his mark. He originally committed out of Fuquay-Varina High School, but needed a year of seasoning at Hargrave Military Academy. Jones finally signed with N.C. State in 2008, but was redshirted last season. His physical play this spring appears to have won him a starting assignment at right tackle.
Travis Leggett, running back, freshman: Leggett, a walk-on, came out of nowhere to steal the show at the annual spring game. With scholarship backs Brandon Barnes and Curtis Underwood on the sidelines with injuries, Leggett was able to log 21 carries and run for 129 yards with a crowd of 26,000 looking on at Carter-Finley Stadium. The performance should prompt the N.C. State coaches to take him seriously as a candidate for playing time next fall.
A.J. Ferguson, defensive end, freshman: After prepping at Fork Union Military Academy, Ferguson enrolled at N.C. State in January so he could participate in spring practice. The 6-3, 279-pounder adapted quickly to the Wolfpack’s system and displayed surprising power for a freshman. He had seven tackles and a sack during the spring game and looks capable of starting or providing relief at end next fall.
Mike Glennon, quarterback, sophomore: With Russell Wilson off playing baseball, Glennon ran the first-team offense all spring and was nothing short of impressive. He may have the strongest throwing arm in the ACC and he displayed solid decision making skills all spring. Wilson may still be the man for the Wolfpack, but Glennon is ready and capable of stepping in if needed.