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Bobcat Receivers Aim High for 2015

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This year's group of Bobcat receivers is going to be known for its speed.

While they are fast, they also want to be known for their work ethic.

"We're going to play with extreme effort on every single play," said receivers coach, Cody Kempt. "We're going to out-effort our opponent. Our goal is to win our one-on-one match up every single rep. You're going to see a group of hungry wide receivers playing with an edge every single play, doing everything we can in our power to help the team win."

At the center of the core is the sure handed Mitch Griebel.

A year ago, the senior led the Bobcats in receptions with 41, and he returns this year as one of four team captains.

"Everybody keeps asking me about that," said Griebel. "I'm not handling it any different. I'm still going to be the leader that I was before. I'm still going to have fun with friends, and I'm going to go out and play hard. So personally, I haven't changed much. I'm going to just keep doing what I'm doing."

Last season the Cats were forced to throw a handful of freshmen into the mix.

But this year JayShawn Gates, Justin Paige, and Mitch Herbert are being labeled as veterans.

"I grew so much," said Herbert. "I can't even describe it. I remember last year coming in and being so nervous and timid. But now, I feel confident and i feel like I can go out there and do whatever I can."

Another weapon of this group is its depth.

Right now, there's 12 receivers in camp, and coaches say all 12 have a chance of playing.

"Right now the sky is the limit for those guys," Coach Kempt said. "It's up to them to see how much hard work they put into the game. Then remaining positive, remaining humble, and trying to improve every single day."

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