Arkansas State is returning a lot of experience at the wide receiver position.
One of those returners and key playmakers is junior athlete Taylor Stockemer. AStateNation.com caught up with the offensive leader Saturday after practice to get his thoughts on fall camp and the upcoming season.
"It's going great so far," Stockemer said. "We have been working extremely hard this summer to get prepared for this heat. I'm doing ok so far, I'm really looking forward to a great season this fall."
Stockemer started 10 out of 11 games last year as a sophomore, finishing with his personal best numbers of 34 receptions for 560 yards and five touchdowns.
Going into his second season in the Hugh Freeze offense, the talented wide out feels that the sky is the limit for this receiving corp.
"We have a lot more depth at the position than we had last fall," Stockemer said. "We have almost everyone back. This season be an exciting one for us."
Stockemer is entering his junior season ASU's leader in career receiving yards with 907, just 309 yards shy of the 10th most in school history for a career. The humble young man isn't worried about personal accolades.
"All I'm interested in this fall is winning ballgames," Stockemer said. "I want to help this team win however I can."
Stockemer also makes it clear what the offensive goals are this season.
"It's simple, we want a conference championship and a ring," Stockemer said. "That's our team goals that is our offensive goals. We feel that we can accomplish that."
The Van Buren, Arkansas native, is 6-foot-4, 210-pounds and provides a great target for junior quarterback Ryan Aplin.
"Having Aplin back is huge," Stockemer said. "A second year in this offense is going to be great. We should all put up big numbers. We just have to find a way to win ballgames. That's our main goal."
Team chemistry also appears to be at an all time high this fall.
"It's great," Stockemer said. "Coach Freeze brings a lot of energy and excitement to the program. His offense is a great system, we should be even better in it this fall."
During Saturday's practice Stockemer made an unbelievable catch between two defenders. Something he did a lot of last fall.
"Taylor makes those type plays all the time," said his wide receiver coach Tyler Siskey. "He is a great competitor and he is a big time playmaker."
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