Position Change For Shirreffs

RALEIGH, N.C. -- NC State head coach Dave Doeren said today that freshman Bryant Shirreffs has switched positions.

NC State head coach Dave Doeren said today that freshman Bryant Shirreffs has switched positions.

Shirreffs, who was recruited to play quarterback, passed for 2,369 yards and 18 touchdowns with just seven interceptions during his senior season, and he also rushed for 1,372 yards and 20 touchdowns to lead Jefferson to a state title.

At 6-foot-3 and 220 pounds, he has the physical attributes to potentially play earlier at another position. His position was changed from quarterback to linebacker on GoPack.com's official roster, but it sounds like he is currently playing a different role.

"He's actually playing fullback," said Doeren following Friday's practice. "He's playing football. He could play [fullback and linebacker]. I said let's look at you a couple of days at one and a couple of days at the other.

"He knows our offense already so I think he has a better chance of helping us right away on the offensive side of the football. With Logan being out it gives us another guy that can run in there at that position."

NC State now has four scholarship quarterbacks on the roster in junior Pete Thomas, senior Brandon Mitchell, junior Jacoby Brissett, and sophomore Manny Stocker.

Shirreffs will give the Wolfpack more depth at fullback where they currently have Tyler Purvis, Ryan Cheek, and Quinton Patterson.

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