You know that Stephen Johnson rocks No. 15 and Jordan Jones rocks No. 34, but when there’s 22 Cats on the field at once instead of just 11, it helps to dive deeper into the roster. Before you ask, “Who made that play?” and double-check your roster, remember these players before the Blue/White Game.
Inside linebacker Jamin Davis just got to campus in January, but he doesn’t look like it. He’s built more like a defensive lineman that a linebacker. Remember the thought you had when you saw Kash Daniel in uniform for the first time? Davis is a lot like that, minus the cowboy collar.
Derrick Baity changed his number from 29 to 8. He’s not the only experienced member of the secondary to switch to single-digits. Mike Edwards, formerly 27, dropped the two to be No. 7.
The much-anticipated return of Darius West will probably not produce too many fireworks. After all, he can’t peel back and lay into his own teammate like that idiot from Miss. State. Still, it will be great to see him back on the field.
Clevan Thomas will be the most targeted receiver by the second/third team. The slot receiver received praise from Eddie Gran early in spring ball, something Gran doesn’t do often. Anxious to get in the end zone Friday night, the early enrollee will push Juice and Walker for early playing time this fall.
Jamar “Boogie” Watson spent his redshirt freshman season learning the difficult outside linebacker position. Denzil Ware’s backup played disciplined football in Saturday’s scrimmage, frequently making fundamental plays at the line of scrimmage.
Redshirt freshman safety Tobias Gilliam drew comparisons to Melvin Johnson as a recruit. In Saturday’s scrimmage he made the highlight reel with a Pick Six.
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This pair of defensive tackles from the Class of 2016 has performed exceptionally well during the spring. Kordell Looney and T.J. Carter will turn heads at least once during Friday night’s game.
Logan Stenberg is the odds-on favorite to replace Jon Toth as Freddie’s favorite player. Watching offensive linemen isn’t entertaining for many, until you see Stenberg bury defensive linemen.
Normally the number of a defensive lineman, Tyler Pack looks the part but he’s actually a kicker. The 6’4″ 275-pound Johnson Central product has quite the boot.
– JD HÎ±rless (@JDHarless) August 26, 2015
A redshirt freshman athlete from McCracken County, Zy’Aire Hughes started the spring strong at wide receiver, but depth forced Stoops to try him out at defense last week. Where he’ll play will be interesting to see under the lights Friday night.
The number worn by the winner of the 82nd Heisman Trophy, Chuck Walker.