Florida A&M Names Carson Royal Starting Quarterback

Florida A&M Names Carson Royal As Starting Quarterback
Posted at 11:48 PM, Aug 31, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-31 23:48:00-04

TALLAHASSEE (WTXL) - The quarterback race at Florida A&M was not as intense as the one at Florida State, as head coach Alex Wood has been pretty clear all camp who the front runner was.

Coach Wood praised both Kenny Coleman and Carson Royal since day one, but has said Royal, who got the most reps in the spring game, has stood out and been the leader.

Wood said the Rattlers finished preseason prep over the weekend, and FAMU decided as a staff that Royal will be the started for 2015, simply because he is the most prepared.

"He's been studying it a lot, and made some good decisions," Wood said of Royal's understanding of the offense. "He's gown in to that. He didn't start that way, but he's grown in to that, making good decisions, with the football, you know, understanding where the football needs to go in each and every situation. He's also conscious that we don't turn the ball over. All those guys are as well, but he's had a chance to demonstrate it most convincingly."

Florida A&M opens the season on the road at the University of South Florida.