Minnesota State Moorhead sophomore quarterback Bryce Meehl has had a strong spring football camp for the Dragons, establishing himself at No. 2 on the depth chart behind senior starter Demetrius Carr.
The 6-foot, 190-pound Meehl, from Oakes, N.D., saw limited action last fall, attempting five passes.
“We feel really comfortable with how he’s progressed. We feel like he can be a good quarterback in our conference,” Dragons head coach Steve Laqua said. “We’ve like how he’s moved in the pocket and able to dance out of sacks and make a throw on the run.”
While the 6-foot-2, 213-pound Carr is the established starter, completing 198 of 323 passes for 2,710 yards and 31 touchdowns last fall, Laqua thinks Meehl has developed into a viable second option.
“His arm strength … has far surpassed our expectations,” Laqua said of Meehl. “I think he made some big strides this offseason.”
Laqua said freshman Zach Simons (6-1, 221) is third on the quarterback depth chart.
The Dragons have three spring practices remaining, including the spring game on Saturday, April 22, at Alex Nemzek Stadium.
Dragons junior defensive back Tyler Stich, from Moorhead, has established himself as the No. 3 cornerback. “He’s really blossomed,” Laqua said. “I don’t know if anyone saw that coming.” … Laqua said sophomore running back Jonathan Kabambi, from Harrisburg, S.D., has had a “phenomenal” spring. … Laqua likes the depth the Dragons have at wide receiver and running back. “The overall depth and talent of depth is no comparison to what we’ve had since I’ve been here,” Laqua said. He added freshman wide receiver Grady Bresnahan, from Casselton, N.D., is another young player who has performed well during spring camp.