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    [2023] Division Roster Previw: East

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    @Jieret has written a couple of great articles previewing the PAC-12 Starting Rosters for the upcoming season, Find One Here. So, I'm going to steal his idea since I'm unoriginal.

     

    I am going to change it up a little, we still assume a 1.0 Progression if your team hasn't been progressed. I'll still assume 4-3 vs 3-4 based on personnel. JUCO Players will be in Orange Text, True Freshman will be in Blue Text.

    Where we will change from Jieret's article:

    I will add an Asterisk to the end of the player line if they are on the team in 2022, but were not a starter.

    I will assume Out of Position Players Start in obvious situations (I will call these Out).

     

    :zips:Akron Zips

     

    Offense

     

    QB: QB Cole Richter 6-2 235 Fr Keystone (La Grange OH) 2.0 of 4.0 [Hybrid]

    RB: RB Bryan Ellison 5-11 221 (So) Cumberland Valley (Mechanicsburg PA) 3.0 of 4.5 [Power]

    FB: FB Leon Kellogg 5-11 208 (Sr) Troy (Troy, OH) 3.0 of 3.0 [Pass Blocking]*

    WR: WR Marlon Smiley 5-11 154 (So) Valley Forge (Parma Heights OH) 2.5 of 3.5 [Speed]

    WR: WR Damani Harris 6-1 182 Fr Traverse City West ( MI) 3.0 of 3.0 [Speed]

    WR: WR Ryan Buckner 6-3 208 (Fr) Amelia (Batavia OH) 2.0 of 3.5 [Target]*

    TE: TE Guillermo Mercado 6-3 205 Jr Wayne Trace (Haviland OH) 3.0 of 3.0 [Receiving]*

    LT: OT Mohamed Flowers 6-6 301 (Jr) Briggs (Colombus OH) 3.0 of 3.0 [Pass Blocking]

    LG: OG Angelo Pedersen 6-5 258 (Jr) Amelia (Batavia OH) 3.0 of 3.0 [Pass Blocking]

    C: C Hector Yanez 6-4 290 (Fr) St. Philip Catholic Central ( MI) 2.5 of 3.0 [Pass Blocking]*

    RG: OG Jeffrey Glass 6-1 339 (So) Mifflin (Columbus OH) 3.0 of 3.5 [Run Blocking]

    RT: OT Ethan Riggs 6-3 271 Fr Triway (Wooster OH) 2.0 of 4.0 [Run Blocking]

     

    Defense

     

    DE: DE Carlos Edmonds 6-3 269 (So) Goshen (Goshen OH) 3.0 of 3.0 [Contain]*

    DT: DT Jeremiah Clarke 6-5 276 (Sr) Lockport Township (Lockport, IL) 5.0 of 5.0 [1-Gap]

    DE: DE Damione Ridley 6-4 274 So Mount Carmel Area (Mount Carmel PA) 3.0 of 3.0 [Blitz]

    OLB: OLB Brian Graham 6-0 230 (So) Cheboygan Area (Cheboygan MI) 3.0 of 3.0 [Blitz]

    Mike LB: ILB Damian Stanford 6-1 226 Fr Bucksport (Bucksport ME) 2.5 of 3.0 [Mike]

    Will LB: ILB Elliot Arnold 6-0 215 Jr Shenandoah Valley (Shenandoah PA) 2.5 of 2.5 [Will]

    OLB: OLB Nico McNulty 6-0 217 (Fr) Stebbins (Riverside OH) 2.5 of 3.0 [Blitz]*

    CB: CB Marc Dumas 5-9 182 (So) Jackson (Masillon OH) 3.0 of 3.5 [Man Coverage]

    CB: CB Christian Washington 6-1 196 Fr Miamisburg (Miamisburg OH) 3.0 of 4.0 [Man Coverage]

    CB: CB Javier Rawls 5-10 179 (Jr) Norwood (Norwood OH) 3.0 of 3.0 [Man Coverage]

    FS: FS Calvin Bernard 6-2 215 (Fr) Triway (Wooster OH) 2.5 of 4.0 [Man Coverage]*

    SS: SS Stephen Franklin 6-2 200 (So) Hudson Area (Hudson MI) 3.5 of 3.5 [Man Coverage]*

     

    Special Teams

     

    K: K Phillip Lane-Hickey 5-9 207 (Sr) Wauseon (Wauseon, OH) 3.5 of 3.5 [Power]

    P: P Abraham Burroughs 5-9 191 (Sr) North Central (Farmersburg, IN) 4.0 of 4.0 [Power]

    LS: LS Connor Benoit 6-1 237 So South (Cleveland OH) 2.0 of 4.0 [Traditional]*

    KR: KR Darnell Gunn 6-0 195 So Wesley Chapel (Wesley Chapel FL) 2.0 of 3.0 [Hybrid]*

     

     

    The Zips have been progressed. Coach @darkage stepped away from the team following the 2022 season and no one else has stepped up yet. The Zips have some true freshman starting in some important positions, QB, OL, ILB, and CB. Griffin Donahue has finally graduated and left a huge hole in the backfield. In steps Cole Richter, a freshman out of La Grange. The Zips will lean on him hard this season. WR was a huge issue for Akron last season, several young and underdeveloped players were forced to play major snaps. Those players are now a year older and should be provide Richter more support. Still, the WR Corps is still in tough shape. So, true Freshmen Damani Harris gets to step in and play on the outside. 3 of the 5 Starters return for the OL, and are buffed by two inexperienced youngsters. The Front-7 took a huge hit with the graduation of Devin Frazier. Damian Stanford will have to step up in his place as a freshman. The Secondary should be improved with the experience of Marc Dumas and Javier Rawls, while adding freshman Christian Washington.

     

     

    :bgsu:Bowling Green Falcons

     

     

    Offense

     

    QB: QB A.J. Coyne 6-3 203 (So) South (Cleveland OH) 3.5 of 4.0 [Pocket]

    RB: RB Calvin Alexander 6-0 194 (Sr) Van Vleck (Vleck, TX) 3.5 of 3.5 [Speed]

    FB: FB Bryan Dowd 5-9 213 (So) Jackson-Milton (North Jackson OH) 3.0 of 3.0 [Pass Blocking]

    WR: WR Brandon Lockhart 5-10 180 Sr Elyria Catholic (Elyria OH) 3.0 of 3.0 [Speed]

    WR: WR Sawyer Waters 6-3 202 (Fr) Briggs (Colombus OH) 2.5 of 3.0 [Target]*

    WR: WR Shia Everett 6-0 181 (Jr) Madison Plains (London OH) 2.5 of 2.5 [Speed]

    TE: TE Marc Brunner Jr. 6-1 232 Jr Northridge (Johnstown OH) 3.0 of 3.0 [Blocking]

    LT: OT Ryan Parrott 6-1 301 Sr Jackson-Milton (North Jackson OH) 3.0 of 3.0 [Pass Blocking]

    LG: OG Jordan Holland 6-4 290 Fr Bellevue (Bellevue MI) 2.5 of 3.0 [Pass Blocking]

    C: OT Brendan Hankins 6-1 284 Jr Mesquite (Mesquite TX) 3.0 of 3.0 [Run Blocking]*

    RG: OG Jaylin Sample 6-7 321 (Fr) Shiner (Shiner TX) 1.5 of 3.0 [Pass Blocking]*

    RT: OT Harrison Jolly 6-1 264 (Jr) Madison Plains (London OH) 3.0 of 3.0 [Run Blocking]

     

    Defense

     

    DE: DE Maximus Avila 6-0 266 (Jr) Brookside (Sheffield OH) 3.0 of 3.0 [Contain]

    DT: DT Matt Hamm 6-4 305 Jr Eunice (Eunice LA) 3.0 of 3.0 [2-Gap]

    DE: DT Phillip Woodruff 6-1 320 Jr Emma Sansom (Gadsden AL) 3.0 of 3.0 [2-Gap]

    OLB: OLB Denzel Ventura 5-11 232 Jr Edgewood (Ashtabula OH) 2.0 of 3.0 [Blitz]*

    Mike LB: ILB Joseph Esposito 6-1 261 Fr Hawley (Hawley MN) 3.0 of 3.0 [Mike]

    Will LB: ILB Ethan Jefferson 6-1 222 So Clay (Oregon OH) 2.0 of 2.5 [Will]*

    OLB: OLB Micah Bean 6-2 216 (Fr) Euclid (Euclid OH) 2.0 of 4.0 [Blitz]*

    CB: CB Donovan Poole 6-1 169 So Williamsport (Williamsport MD) 2.0 of 3.0 [Zone Coverage]

    CB: CB Reginald Foy 6-1 199 So Sterling (Sterling IL) 1.5 of 3.0 [Zone Coverage]*

    CB: SS Eli Hill 6-2 193 Jr L.E. Dieruff (Allentown PA) 2.5 of 2.5 [Zone Coverage]*

    FS: FS Brody Grimes 6-2 218 (Jr) Wayne Trace (Haviland OH) 4.5 of 5.0 [Zone Coverage]

    SS: SS Miles Posey 6-2 201 (So) Jacksonville (Jacksonville NC) 3.0 of 3.0 [Man Coverage]*

     

    Special Teams

     

    K: K Declan Ball 5-10 187 (Fr) Stebbins (Riverside OH) 2.0 of 3.0 [Accuracy]*

    P: P Hunter Finley 6-4 181 (Sr) Lockport Township (Lockport, IL) 3.0 of 3.0 [Accuracy]

    LS: LS Gregory Dubose 6-1 249 (Jr) Troy (Troy OH) 4.0 of 4.0 [Traditional]

     

     

    Bowling Green has been progressed. Coach @ecnirp has a somewhat depleted squad. QB A.J. Coyne gave Falcons fans a lot to hope for the future and should be the focal point of the offense. RB Calvin Alexander returns and he looks to return to his early season form. The Receivers are still lacking in talent, but are being buffed by a RSFR Receiver in Sawyer Waters. He should provide a better level of play than Coyne had last season. The OL is an absolute mess however. They lost 2 Pro-Caliber starters with no real plan to replace them. I'm assuming they use a Tackle to start at Center, they do have a 1/4 C in Sam Patten III. He could start in stead of Brendan Hankins, but I'm not sure if he provides a higher level of play. Jaylin Sample will likely have to step in to start. Matt Hamm started last season, but at DE. I project him to start in the middle as a Nose Tackle given his size. The Entire LB Corps is completely new. This unit last year struggled often, and having all new players there should be a note of concern. The CB situation might be slightly better than last season, but it's still not great. The Falcons also replace SS Antonio Jackson with Miles Posey, a definite step down.

     

     

    :buffalo:Buffalo Bulls

     

    Offense

     

    QB: QB Levi Thompson 6-5 212 (Jr) Pocono Mountain West ( PA) 3.5 of 3.5 [Scrambling]

    RB: RB Alec Self 6-1 226 (Jr) Thomas Jefferson (Brooklyn NY) 4.5 of 4.5 [Power]*

    FB: FB Nick Hawley 6-1 228 Fr Vernon (Vernon FL) 2.0 of 3.0 [Run Blocking]

    WR: WR Jake Shackelford 6-5 222 (Jr) Jamestown (Jamestown NY) 3.5 of 3.5 [Target]

    WR: WR George Kimbrough 6-2 226 So Fleming Island (Orange Park FL) 2.0 of 3.5 [Target]*

    WR: WR Prince Tatum 6-0 151 (Fr) Westminster Academy (Opelousas LA) 2.0 of 3.0 [Speed]*

    TE: TE Captain Proctor 6-3 237 Fr Horizon (San Diego CA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Blocking]

    LT: OT Anthony Grissom 6-7 284 (Sr) Medford (Medford, MA) 3.5 of 3.5 [Pass Blocking]

    LG: OG Henry Radford 6-3 264 Fr Crowell (Crowell TX) 1.0 of 3.5 [Pass Blocking]

    C: C Julien Milner 6-3 250 (Jr) Saltsburg (Saltsburg PA) 3.5 of 3.5 [Run Blocking]*

    RG: OG Daniel Bridges 6-3 307 Jr Harrison (Harrison NJ) 3.0 of 3.5 [Run Blocking]

    RT: OT Blake Norris 6-7 302 (Jr) Southside (Elmira NY) 3.5 of 3.5 [Run Blocking]

     

    Defense

     

    DE: DE Jeremiah Benitez 6-0 245 Sr Prouty (Spencer MA) 3.5 of 3.5 [Contain]

    DT: DT Russell Nadeau 6-6 300 (Jr) Okemah (Okemah, OK) 3.5 of 3.5 [2-Gap]*

    DE: DE Alex Austin 6-1 250 Jr Montville Township (Montville NJ) 2.5 of 2.5 [Contain]

    OLB: OLB Alexander Moffett 6-2 224 Sr Southside (Elmira NY) 4.5 of 4.5 [Coverage]

    Mike LB: ILB Raymond McCain 6-0 222 (Sr) Holy Cross (Flushing, NY) 4.0 of 4.0 [Mike]

    Will LB: ILB Leo Rincon 5-11 220 Jr Harrison (Harrison NJ) 3.0 of 4.0 [Will]

    OLB: OLB Carlos Cleveland 6-0 228 (So) Hanover Park (East Hanover NJ) 3.0 of 3.5 [Coverage]*

    CB: CB Laquon Boston 5-9 185 So Newfield Central (Newfield NY) 3.5 of 5.0 [Man Coverage]

    CB: CB Sean Floyd 6-2 166 (Jr) Stonington (Stonington CT) 3.5 of 3.5 [Man Coverage]

    CB: CB Jermaine Cason 6-2 186 Fr Barron Collier (Naples FL) 1.0 of 3.0 [Man Coverage]

    FS: SS Reginald Blakely 5-10 193 (Sr) Manchester Central (Manchester, NH) 3.0 of 3.0 [Man Coverage]

    SS: SS Dominique Waller 5-11 191 Jr DePaul Catholic (Wayne NJ) 4.5 of 4.5 [Man Coverage]

     

    Special Teams

     

    K: K Jake Hamilton 6-0 183 So Saranac Lake (Saranac Lake NY) 2.0 of 2.5 [Power]*

    P: P Willy Johnston 5-7 170 Jr Ocean City (Ocean City NJ) 2.5 of 2.5 [Accuracy]*

    LS: LS Byron Zaragoza 6-1 235 So Hanover Park (East Hanover NJ) 2.0 of 2.5 [Traditional]

     

     

    Buffalo has not been progressed. Coach @Jordanozenne has a lot of work to do this season. Denzel Porter is gone, but Alec Self should still provide the Bulls a capable replacement. The Bulls certainly need QB Levi Thompson to be better, he doesn't need to light the world on fire, but he has to avoid turning the ball over. The Receiving Corps is weakened by Graduation and lack of experience, which is not a good recipe to help a QB get better. 3/5 of the starters return on the OL, so that should help the Bulls Offense. The Front-7 is mostly in tact, and the LBs are still in great shape. The Secondary is about the same as last season, although Dominique Walker did progress +1.0.

     

     

    :kent:Kent State Golden Flashes

     

    Offense

     

    QB: QB Cameron Hare 6-3 238 (So) Pampa (Pampa TX) 3.0 of 4.0 [Hybrid]

    RB: RB C.J. Williams 5-7 214 (So) Brookhaven (Columbus OH) 3.0 of 4.0 [Power] 

    FB: FB Caleb Evans 6-0 224 Jr Greenville (Greenville OH) 2.5 of 2.5 [Run Blocking]*

    WR: WR Ashton Hannah 6-1 160 Jr Lebanon (Lebanon OH) 3.0 of 3.5 [Speed]

    WR: WR Will Westfall 5-10 160 Jr La Marque (La Marque TX) 3.0 of 3.0 [Speed]

    WR: WR A.J. Addison 6-4 216 So Notre Dame (Quincy IL) 3.0 of 3.0 [Target]

    TE: TE Mark Ashley 6-6 203 Jr Mifflin (Columbus OH) 3.5 of 3.5 [Receiving]*

    LT: OT Kenneth Hildebrand 6-3 261 (Jr) Sylvania Northview (Sylvania OH) 3.5 of 3.5 [Pass Blocking]

    LG: OG Adrian Hammonds 6-1 292 (Sr) Central Catholic (City, LA) 3.0 of 3.0 [Pass Blocking]

    C: C Sam Walsh 6-2 299 Sr Greenville (Greenville OH) 3.0 of 3.0 [Pass Blocking]

    RG: OG Leon Humphrey 6-3 332 (Jr) Hudson (Hudson OH) 3.5 of 3.5 [Run Blocking]

    RT: OT Daniel Brunson 6-6 303 (So) Sylvania Northview (Sylvania OH) 3.0 of 3.5 [Run Blocking]

     

    Defense

     

    DE: DE Geno Mason 6-2 267 (So) River Valley (Cheshire OH) 3.0 of 4.5 [Contain]

    DT: DT Amir Borden 6-7 306 (So) Triway (Wooster OH) 3.0 of 3.5 [1-Gap]*

    DE: DE David Hunt 6-1 248 (So) Garaway (Sugarcreek OH) 2.5 of 3.5 [Contain]

    OLB: OLB Shiloh Maxwell 6-3 221 So Edgewood (Ashtabula OH) 2.0 of 4.5 [Coverage]

    Mike LB: ILB Cooper Merritt 6-3 226 (So) St. Joseph (Brownsville TX) 3.0 of 4.0 [Mike]

    Will LB: ILB Dwayne Felder 5-11 243 (Fr) Needles (Needles CA) 2.5 of 4.0 [Will]*

    OLB: OLB Abraham McCormack 6-0 242 Sr Eastmoor Academy (Columbus OH) 3.5 of 3.5 [Blitz]

    CB: CB Makai Porter 5-10 163 So Richwood (Monroe LA) 3.5 of 3.5 [Man Coverage]

    CB: CB Micah Tatum 5-10 172 (So) Indian Lake (Lewistown OH) 3.0 of 3.5 [Man Coverage]

    CB: CB Jaiden Melvin 6-1 198 Jr Port Charlotte (Port Charlotte FL) 3.0 of 3.0 [Man Coverage]

    FS: FS Antoine Early 5-11 209 (Sr) Port St. Lucie (Lucie, FL) 3.0 of 3.0 [Man Coverage]

    SS: SS Aiden Monroe 6-1 202 (Fr) Brecksville-Broadview Heights ( OH) 2.0 of 4.0 [Man Coverage]*

     

    Special Teams

     

    K: K Jonah Schofield 5-10 190 (Sr) Coon Rapids (Rapids, MN) 3.0 of 3.0 [Power]*

    P: P Kai Woodall 5-8 175 Sr Indian Lake (Lewistown OH) 2.0 of 2.0 [Accuracy]*

    LS: LS Thomas Gale 6-0 247 Fr North Thurston (Lacey WA) 2.0 of 3.0 [Specialized]

     

    Kent State has not been progressed. The Flashes currently have no coach. One thing you'll notice is hardly any True Freshmen are projected to start, and there were hardly any replacements from last season. That's one positive note of being young, however, when you see the team's record, you have to wonder if having essentially the same team is a good thing. There is only one starter in the Front-7 who is older than a Sophomore, that does bring some hope to this program. The Backfield duo of QB Cameron Hare and RB C.J. Williams really struggled hard last season, and fans of this program have to hope they take the next step this season. Losing SS Steven Gordon will absolutely hurt this team, his experience will be sorely missed.

     

     

    :miao:Miami Redhawks

     

    Offense

     

    QB: QB Jaheim Stewart 6-3 200 (Fr) North Marion (Farmington WV) 2.5 of 3.0 [Pocket]*

    RB: RB Nazir Randolph 5-10 186 (Jr) East Technical (Cleveland OH) 3.5 of 3.5 [Speed]*

    FB: RB Jarvis McGill 6-0 206 So Deer Park (Cincinnati OH) 2.0 of 2.0 [Power]*

    WR: WR Ahmed Crosby 5-11 150 (Jr) Portage (Portage IN) 23.0 of 3.0 [Speed]*

    WR: WR Bryce Boyd 5-9 169 (Fr) Trinity (Camp Hill PA) 2.5 of 3.0 [Speed]*

    WR: WR Julian Newton 6-3 220 Fr Valley City (Valley City ND) 2.5 of 2.5 [Target]

    TE: TE Aaden Newton 6-1 239 Fr Shawnee (Shawnee OK) 2.5 of 3.0 [Blocking]

    LT: OT Kai Sharpe 6-3 330 (Jr) Eastern (Greentown IN) 3.5 of 3.5 [Pass Blocking]*

    LG: OG Matthew Waldron 6-2 302 (So) Springfield (Holland OH) 3.5 of 4.0 [Pass Blocking]*

    C: C Edward Tubbs 6-2 256 Fr Saint James (Montgomery AL) 2.5 of 2.5 [Pass Blocking]

    RG: OG Will Riddle 6-6 269 (Jr) East (Cleveland OH) 3.5 of 3.5 [Run Blocking]

    RT: OT Felix McCormick 6-3 260 (So) Edgewood (Ashtabula OH) 3.0 of 4.0 [Pass Blocking]*

     

    Defense

     

    DE: DE Josiah Ornelas 6-7 248 (Jr) Garaway (Sugarcreek OH) 3.5 of 3.5 [Blitz]

    DT: DT Morris Jackson 6-7 302 (Jr) East Technical (Cleveland OH) 4.5 of 5.0 [2-Gap]

    DE: DE Kamari Haywood 6-2 254 (Jr) Mt. Hope (Bristol RI) 3.0 of 3.0 [Contain]

    OLB: OLB Ivan Forsythe 6-0 227 (Jr) Clay (South Bend IN) 3.0 of 3.0 [Blitz]*

    Mike LB: ILB Josiah Graham 6-3 254 Jr Senatobia (Senatobia MS) 3.0 of 3.0 [Mike]

    Will LB: ILB Kayden Shaw 5-11 239 (So) Indian Lake (Lewistown OH) 3.0 of 4.0 [Will]

    OLB: ATH Israel Herbert 6-3 242 So Kahuku (Kahuku HI) 2.0 of 2.5 [Blitz]*

    CB: CB Jeremiah Christy 5-11 191 Jr Central Catholic (Pittsburgh PA) 3.0 of 4.0 [Man Coverage]

    CB: CB Keenan McCloud 6-2 174 (So) Gaither (Tampa FL) 3.0 of 3.0 [Man Coverage]

    CB: CB Sebastian Harlow 5-11 160 (So) Dale County (Midland City AL) 3.0 of 3.0 [Zone Coverage]*

    FS: FS Jamir Moss 6-1 213 Fr Troy (Troy OH) 1.0 of 3.0 [Man Coverage]

    SS: SS Matthew Arnett 6-0 186 (So) Eastmoor Academy (Columbus OH) 3.0 of 3.5 [Zone Coverage]

     

    Special Teams

     

    K: K Van Honeycutt 6-4 219 So Girard (Girard OH) 2.5 of 2.5 [Power]*

    P: P Ivan Gonzales 5-10 174 (Sr) Euclid (Euclid, OH) 4.5 of 4.5 [Accuracy]

    LS: LS Cameron Cox 6-3 266 Jr Sylvania Northview (Sylvania OH) 4.5 of 5.0 [Specialized]

     

     

    Miami has not been progressed. The Hawks are coached by @Jimmer_Negamanee. Miami has to replace 10/11 starters on a team that didn't make a Bowl Game last season. Including the best QB in school history in Zack Cera. TE Casey Swann is no longer here, while the OL loses 4 starters. Miami is in the worst spot of any MAC team right now, especially on offense. I've spent that past 20 minutes looking at this roster, and can't name a single offensive starter that I projected. They're a bunch of no-named players with no experience and just about the same amount of talent. The defense is a little bit better as 8 starters return.

     

     

    :ohio:Ohio Bobcats

     

    Offense

     

    QB: QB Austin Lowe 6-5 233 (Jr) Madison Plains (London OH) 4.0 of 4.0 [Pocket]

    RB: RB Mike Cazares 6-0 172 (So) Blanchester (Blanchester OH) 3.5 of 3.5 [Speed]*

    FB: FB A.J. Hairston 5-9 200 Fr Fort Lauderdale (Fort Lauderdale FL) 1.0 of 3.5 [Run Blocking]

    WR: WR Jordan Barnes 6-0 223 Jr Ada (Ada OH) 3.5 of 4.5 [Target]

    WR: WR Dontae Hicks-Lundy 6-3 167 Sr Lakeland Community College (Kirtland OH) 4.0 of 4.0 [Speed]

    WR: WR Micah Lanier 6-2 224 Sr Blanchester (Blanchester OH) 3.0 of 3.0 [Target]

    TE: TE Miles Hooker 6-1 193 (Fr) Clay (Oregon OH) 2.0 of 4.5 [Receiving]*

    LT: OT Derek Satterfield 6-3 330 (Jr) Wauseon (Wauseon OH) 4.0 of 4.0 [Pass Blocking]

    LG: OG Amosa Neru 6-4 274 (So) Fort Lauderdale (Fort Lauderdale FL) 3.5 of 3.5 [Run Blocking]

    C: C Jon Barkley 6-4 274 So Montoursville Area ( PA) 3.0 of 3.0 [Pass Blocking]*

    RG: OG Drew Platt 6-1 289 Sr Notre Dame-Catherdal Latin ( OH) 4.0 of 4.0 [Pass Blocking]

    RT: OT Shane Poe 6-6 273 Sr Walnut Hills (Cincinnati OH) 3.5 of 3.5 [Run Blocking]

     

    Defense

     

    DE: DE Nicholas Blackwell 6-3 249 Jr Godby (Tallahassee FL) 3.0 of 5.0 [Contain]

    DT: DT Aaden Prince 6-3 296 Sr Gilmour Academy (Gates Mills OH) 4.0 of 4.0 [2-Gap]

    DT: DT Chad Stevenson 6-4 310 Fr Elyria Catholic (Elyria OH) 3.0 of 4.0 [2-Gap]

    DE: DE Tristan Roland 6-0 258 (So) Martin County (Stuart FL) 2.5 of 3.0 [Blitz]*

    OLB: OLB Paul Boykin 6-2 219 So Northridge (Johnstown OH) 3.0 of 3.5 [Blitz]

    ILB: ILB Declan Albright 6-1 217 Sr Mifflin (Columbus OH) 3.5 of 3.5 [Will]

    OLB: OLB Adriel Frias 6-2 218 (So) Inlet Grove (Riviera Beach FL) 3.0 of 3.0 [Coverage]*

    CB: CB Ousmane King 5-10 189 Sr College of the Siskiyous (Weed CA) 4.5 of 4.5 [Zone Coverage]

    CB: CB Cooper Rainey 5-10 203 Jr Hales Franciscan (Chicago IL) 3.0 of 4.0 [Man Coverage]*

    CB: CB Savion Willingham 6-0 169 Jr Triway (Wooster OH) 3.5 of 3.5 [Man Coverage]

    FS: FS Richard Bright 6-0 193 (So) Hillsborough (Tampa FL) 3.0 of 3.5 [Zone Coverage]*

    SS: SS Javier Daniel 5-11 203 (Sr) John Marshall (Chicago, IL) 3.5 of 3.5 [Man Coverage]*

     

    Special Teams

     

    K: K Sam Clifford 6-0 168 Fr Valley Christian (San Jose CA) 2.5 of 2.5 [Accuracy]

    P: P Julian Woodmere 6-3 172 Fr Glen Lake (Maple City MI) 2.0 of 3.5 [Accuracy]

    LS: LS Ashton Hatcher 6-1 269 Sr Madison Plains (London OH) 3.0 of 3.0 [Specialized]

     

    Ohio has not been progressed. Coach @AD3378 has himself a squad again. The Defending East Champs seem to be in good position to defend their championship. QB Austin Lowe returns to the throne and will be the focal point of the offense as RB Jeffrey Flowers is going Pro. RB Mike Cazares will fill that hole, but he's not the same player as Flowers. WR Jordan Barnes comes back, and the Bobcats add Dontae Hicks-Lundy to buff up the receiving Corps. TE's Aaron Thibodeaux and Caleb Holman leave, but the Bobcats get RSFR TE Miles Hooker as a replacement. 4/5 of the Starters on the OL return. Ohio's offense is definitely in the best position of any team in the East. The Defense isn't as good, but they have enough talent in the right places to make up for it. 6/12 of the Starters (including the Nickel CB) are new, and that will be tough to balance. The Special Teams is again a concern for Ohio. Two True Freshmen will have to play at K/P, and that will be hard to coach for.

     

     

    Prediction for 2023 MAC East:

     

    1. Ohio

    2. Buffalo

    3. Akron

    4. Kent State

    5. Bowling Green

    6. Miami

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