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Xavier Arline, Maasai Maynor, Tai Lavatai, Jayden Umbarger battling in ‘wide-open’ Navy QB competition

Xavier Arline was listed No. 1 on the depth chart going into Navy football spring practice because of the experience he gained last season. However, the precocious plebe has certainly not solidified the starting job and must fend off competition from the three other signal-callers in the program.

Speaking to the media during an online news conference last week, offensive coordinator Ivin Jasper said the quarterback competition is wide-open during spring camp. Jasper, who personally coaches the quarterbacks, added that current sophomore Maasai Maynor along with plebes Tai Lavatai and Jayden Umbarger (Spalding) would all get plenty of practice repetitions with the starting offense.