News broke late yesterday that Frank Harris injured his knee in a non-contact event towards the end of UTSA's practice. Harris injured his knee at the end of his high school career at Clements before arriving at UTSA last fall. New UTSA beat writer Carter Karels has been on top of the quarterback battle at UTSA all spring broke the news and Harris confirmed it via his twitter feed.
Earlier in the week Karels noted that Harris, Cordale Grundy, and Bryce Rivers had separated from the rest of the quarterbacks on the roster, making the starting job a three-man battle. Our money was on Harris to win the job, but now all bets are off. Bryce Rivers now moves from third wheel to potential backup or maybe even a starter. Rivers backed up Dalton Sturm last year.
We wrote about Grundy, a JC transfer, earlier this spring. He and Harris are both able to make plays outside the pocket when things break down. Grundy has a whip-like arm and an effortless throwing motion. The job is now his to lose and the annual Football Fiesta, UTSA's spring game, will give a lot of fans, their first real look at Grundy in a Roadrunner uniform.
Rivers, like Grundy, gets a chance to take the job by the horns heading into summer conditioning and fall camp. Expect both to get plenty of reps, all under the watchful eye of new offensive coordinator Al Borges. The two couldn't be more different, even down to different throwing arms. Once again the next few practices could define the direction of the offense.
Frank Wilson essentially eliminated Alin Edouard and JoJo Weeks from the competition earlier this week. Weeks enrolled early after signing with UTSA out of Wimberely. He wasn't considered a viable option unless he dazzled in the fifteen spring practices. Weeks will probably redshirt, provided nothing happens to either Grundy or Rivers. Edouard was perhaps the highest rated coming out of high school of any of the Roadrunner quarterbacks, but he's never gained traction in San Antonio.
Best of luck to Harris in his recovery. He's a talented young man, who seems to do things right on and off the field. Godspeed on his road back.
If you've got time, get to Dub Farris on Saturday at 1:00 for the Football Fiesta. Should be worth a watch.