AStateNation.com will take a look this spring at every position on the Arkansas State University Football team.
We begin this series with the Red Wolves tight ends unit.
Veteran Coach Dean Jackson is in charge of coaching actually two positions for ASU this spring and fall.
In the Gus Malzahn offensive system, one Jackson has experience with coaching with now his head coach at the University of Tulsa.
Malzahn's offensive system will utilize the tight end position along with using and offside fullback.
Jackson appears very excited about coaching this group of young men this season.
"I'm expecting great things from those guys this fall," Coach Jackson said. "We work daily on catching short passes it's our goal to keep the chains moving. We also work on our blocking techniques a lot."
It's easy to see why Jackson is excited.
Jackson is very excited despite losing one of the best athletes at the position Kedric Murry, who was recently moved to left tackle on the offensive line.
"There is no doubt that he is one of the best athletes I had at the position," Jackson said. "He will do a good job on the offensive line, he has great feet, just needs to get a little bigger. We will still use him at tight end as well."
ASU released it's post spring 2 Deep Depth Chart Wednesday, one thing that stood out who was listed as the starting TE.
Sophomore Darion Griswold will start at tight end with Kincy and Smith playing most of their time as the offside fullback.
"Griswold is a big body that moves really well," Jackson said. "I wouldn't trade these three guys for anyone in the league or probably in the nation, they are that good. You can't go wrong with this group of guys."
All three of those guys can interchange and play either position, that has Jackson confident for this fall.
"It will be fun to see who has a bigger year," Jackson said. "Going into the spring I wanted to see who could play, I found all three of these guys can."