Arkansas State definitely has a need for a left offensive tackle.
That search apparently has ended with one ASU player switching positions at the end of Spring Practices.
Arkansas State University released it's spring two deep depth chart Wednesday afternoon and the most surprising move was at the left tackle position.
AStateNation.com caught up with Murry Wednesday evening to get his thoughts on the move.
"When they first asked me I didn't really want to do it," Murry admits. "But when I realized how much more it would help my team, I decided it was the thing to do."
Murry has bought into the plan 150 percent.
"Im very much committed to it," Murry said. "Now I have to work on gaining about 25 to 30 pounds before the season starts."
According to Murry he is currently at 260 pounds and offensive line coach J.B. Grimes would like to see him in the 285 to 290 range.
AStateNation.com got a chance to visit with Coach Grimes Wednesday morning about the position change.
"I promise you there won't be anyone more athletic on the offensive line in the Sun Belt Conference," Grimes said. "If he can make the transition, put on some weight, he will be good to go. We will be very athletic at the position. He has great feet and will continue to work hard in the weight room through the spring, summer and fall."
ASU Tight Ends Coach Dean Jackson agrees with Grimes assessment.
"Kedric is very talented," Jackson said. "I hate to lose him, but it's the best thing for the team and he will still be used at times at the tight end position. He is that versatile and talented."
Murry already knows how to run block, now he wants to work on his pass protection skills.
"That's the biggest thing right now," Murry admitted. "I'm working on my pass protection techniques and learning a lot already from Coach Grimes."