Thursday Night practice report

It's early in the start of fall camp but already some new names are appearing. Time will tell if any young players can make an impact, but already one young passer is turning heads.

Kris Heavner is looking like more than an early pickup in the recruiting wars. The newcomer from Johnson City, Texas, is giving Ryan O'Hara and Nic Costa a run for their money. Heavner entered camp in great shape and ready to play. And he has a cannon. He has hit receivers on deep patterns and intermediate routes.

"The quarterback race is really going to be fun to watch throughout camp," Mackovic added. "Both (Richard) Kovalcheck and (Kris) Heavner have great arms, so they are going to be fun to watch."

Receivers have struggled at camp so far, although lighting could be a factor. The Rincon Complex has given Wildcat players troubles throughout.

The running back situation is shaping up as one of the best in camp. Mike Bell is ready, and Gainus Scott has looked good. Clarence Farmer will have to earn his place on the field.

Defensive back Michael Jolivette has shed the knee brace he wore in spring practice, and appears in good health.

Walk-on kicker Adam Goldstein has stepped in for Ryan Slack, who transferred yesterday. It is believed that Slack left school when a scholarship offer was not on the table. Goldstein struggled a bit, missing a few extra points.

*Keoki Fraser was cleared academically to play. Andrae Thurman and Beau Carr are still working on their academics.

*Juan Valentine has left the team and Tim Volk did not receive medical clearance to play this season and could likely transfer.

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