Starter: Kriss Proctor #2 Sr.
Back up: Trey Miller #6 So.
Third String: Jarvis Cummings #7 So.
Kriss Proctor showed during spring drills what Navy fans have seen from him the last two seasons. Proctor is a very efficient and effective option quarterback but struggles at times with his throwing accuracy.
This spring the Navy staff worked a lot on timing patterns in the passing game to compensate for Proctor's below average arm strength. As long as Proctor can keep opponents honest Navy offense should continue to roll. There are no concerns about Kriss directing the running game except for hoping Proctor remains healthy.
Proctor has been an option quarterback since high school. He understands his pitch keys and can distribute the ball. Ken Niumatalolo spoke about during Proctor spring practice.
"Kriss is probably faster than Ricky." said Niumatalolo. "They are different types of runners. Ricky is more of a power runner while Kriss is probably more elusive and faster. Option-wise, I think he'll do a good job and help us get the ball dealt."
In the battle for backup sophomore quarterback Trey Miller once again beat out Jarvis Cummings.
Miller also beat out Cummings in 2009 when they attended NAPS. Miller looks bigger and stronger (6-0, 190) than last year. Trey possesses mobility, quickness and usually makes the first man miss.
Miller's passing efficiency during the spring was a major improvement over last year. Miller received the Vice Admiral William P. Mack Award for being the most improved player during spring camp which. The awardee is selected by the coaching staff.
"Trey had a great spring," said Niumatalolo. "He impressed the coaching staff with his grasp of the offense and he's a kid that just knows how to play. He has the ability to make something out of nothing."
Third string sophomore quarterback Jarvis Cummings is very gifted athletically. At the prep school in 2009 he saw time at slotback, wide receiver and returned kicks. Cummings has excellent speed, quickness, mobility and a solid if erratic arm. He showed his arm strength when he hit junior wide receiver Jonathan Gazaille for a 44-yard pass to set up the only offensive touchdown of the Blue-Gold game. Even though Cummings played in an option offense in high school he needs to improve his reads and become more consistent at pitching the ball.
In our next segment GoMids.com will take a look at Navy's fullbacks and slotbacks.