Wide receiver or cornerback, freshman Quincey McAdoo is ready to help Arkansas

Quincey McAdoo is one of the best high-school wide receivers in the state of Arkansas last year. He was recruited to be a Razorback and play the position.

Arkansas’ depth at the spot, however, has left limited opportunities for him and fellow freshman Samuel Mbake on the offensive side of the talent. But as the phrase goes, talent plays. McAdoo and Mbake have found themselves on the other side of the ball more often in recent weeks during practice as defensive coordinator Barry Odom needed some bodies.

Now, one, or both could see significant game action. McAdoo, especially, has been mentioned by coach Sam Pittman as a possible option when No. 23 Liberty heads to Fayetteville on Saturday. 

“It’s time we get him out there,” Pittman said.

McAdoo has been so good at cornerback in recent weeks, he has challenged for a starting role come Saturday. Arkansas has been beat up in the secondary all year and recently moved Hudson Clark, who started most of the last two years at corner, to safety.

Malik Chavis, who has missed the last few games because of injury, is McAdoo’s primary competition. Chavis arrived to Arkansas as a defensive back already. McAdoo, not exactly.

“He’s a good player and we’ve moved him over there for a reason and (not playing DB yet) has nothing to do with athletic ability, because he’s as talented as anybody over there,” Pittman said.

Story originally appeared on Razorbacks Wire