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Red Raiders working to build receiving core

Eric Ward (Source: Texas Tech Athletics) Eric Ward (Source: Texas Tech Athletics)
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

The Red Raiders have been hard at work behind closed doors determining who their receiving core will be.

Texas Tech will have a few receivers who should stand out this season. Eric Ward is on the pre-season Belitnikoff Award watch list, which is given to the best receiver in the country.

Jace Amaro is arguably the best tight end in the nation when he is on his game. Outside of those two, there are some questions about who will step up.

Co-Offensive Coordinator and Wide Receivers Coach Sonny Cumbie talked about his guys:

"We have Eric Ward coming back and we all know about him and what he has done the past couple of years. We would really like him to build off of those years he's had. Behind him, it's really an unknown. We have about four guys that are going to fight it out to see who can back him up."

The Red Raiders have some talented young players that look to break out in 2013:

Jakeem Grant is a speedy slot type receiver that had 32 receptions a year ago. Bradley Marquez, who played in six games a year ago before suffering a season-ending knee injury, has had a solid camp and the coaches are impressed by where he is at this point. He was on pace for a very productive season before the injury. Reginald Davis has also shown sparks thus far in camp and has great potential if he can be more consistent and mentally tough.

Sophomore Quarterback Michael Brewer talked about the receiving talent:

"All those guys Eric [Ward], Jakeem [Grant], Jace [Amaro], including Bradley [Marquez] who just got back and we have a solid two deep behind them. It's going to be fun. All those guys are coming back with a lot of experience."

The coaching staff knows that every receiver on this team can catch the ball. What will set them apart will be what they are doing while the ball isn't coming their way.

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