Keys for Army's offense (No. 3, 4) continues its disccussion of the keys to a successful 2010 Army campaign. Today we'll look at keys No. 3 and 4, the wide receiver and fullback positions. FB Jared Hassin and WR Davyd Brooks give Army fans hope at those positions but can they get the job done?

3. Davyd Brooks, Army's new go-to receiver.

Davyd Brooks is trying to fill the very big shoes of the world's biggest wide receiver in football history. The Ali Villanueva experiment at wide receiver produced mixed results as offensive coordinator Ian Shields tried to have the plodding Villanueva run the same routes that NFL draft pick Ramses Barden did at Cal Poly. While Ali Villanueva struggled at times, with inconsistent hands and had problems blocking in space, he did produce 34 catches and five touchdowns.

Army's returning wide receiver corps caught only a measly five balls last year. Fortunately Brooks was impressive in spring camp and emerged as the team's spring camp offensive star. Brooks (6-3, 200) is a receiver who is not a burner but runs precise routes, gets open and catches the ball. He's consistently beat Army cornerbacks one-on-one this spring. Brooks caught a touchdown pass in the Black and Gold spring game and seems to have developed into Steelman's new go-to receiver. He has had trouble staying healthy the past few years. Army needs him on the field and producing this year if they are going to create big plays in the passing game.

4. Jared Hassin to be a force at fullback.

Last year Army's fullbacks scored only two touchdowns which is a shockingly low total for a spread triple option offense. This year's fullbacks feature a more talented option in sophomore transfer Jared Hassin. Hassin is a 6-foot-3, 218 pound bruiser with terrific leg drive and good speed. Hassin only had one carry and a catch in limited action during the Black and Gold game but he was impressive throughout spring camp. Pat Mealy said of Hassin "Jared is going to be a great player. The defense is going to have to key on him. It's going to help the other backs be productive, as well as us helping him be productive." If Jared Hassin lives up to the hype he will take Army offensive rushing production to the next level. Top Stories