To our collective dismay, “OR” will play a role behind center as both James Blackman and Layne Hatcher were named possible starters in the two-deep roster Arkansas State released today.
|QB||James Blackman||(or) Layne Hatcher|
|RB||Marcel Murray||Lincoln Pare|
|TE||Reed Tyler||Ross Painter|
|WR||Jeff Foreman||Adam Jones|
|WR||Corey Rucker||Reagan Ealy|
|WR||Te’Vailance Hunt||Dahu Green|
|LT||Andre Harris||Noah Smith|
|LG||Ivory Scott||Makilan Thomas|
|C||Ethan Miner||Jacob Still|
|RG||Justin Dutton||Avery Demmons|
|RT||Robert Holmes||Wyatt Luebke|
|DE||Joe Ozougwu||Thurman Geathers|
|DE||Kivon Bennet||TW Ayers|
|DT||Terry Hampton||Quay Mays|
|DT||Vidal Scott||John Mincey|
|LB||Anthony Switzer||Cam Jeffery|
|LB||Caleb Bonner||Derrick Bean|
|LB||Dane Motley||Jeffmario Brown||(or) Jaden Harris|
|S||Antonio Fletcher||Elery Aldexander|
|S||Taylon Doss||Trevian Thomas|
|CB||Jarius Reimonenq||Kenneth Harris||(or) Samy Johnson|
|CB||Denzel Blackwell||Leon Jones|
Here are some first-glance observations that I’ve formatted in fan friendly bullet-points so you can absorb them easily:
- The Newbies made an impact, with nine transfer student-athletes cracking the two-deep. (Italicized above)
- The Red Wolves highest rated freshman signee, Cam Jefferies, will play behind Anthony Switzer at linebacker.
- Of the transfers recruited for offensive line, only Robert Holmes made the two-deep. Massive 6’9″ Kentucky transfer, Nick Lewis, reportedly leaped back into the transfer portal.
- Returning starter at corner Samy Johnson is listed as an “or” with Kenneth Harris behind Jarius Reimonenq. Johnson, who was padless at the Spring Game, may still be injured.
- No surprise: Kivon Bennett (DL), Marcel Murray (RB) and Corey Rucker (WR) are all #1s.
- Surprise: freshman WR Reagan Ealy, who had impressed Rucker in camp, is listed behind Rucker on the two-deep
If I have any more penetrating thoughts, you’ll be the first to know.
PHOTO CREDIT: It me
I forgot the specialists. If you find me floating in Craighead Forest Lake, interrogate the specialists.
|K||Blake Grupe||Aidan Ellison|
|KR||Marcel Murray||Lincoln Parre|
|PR||Leroy Deshazor||Lincoln Parre|