2023 Roster Evolving 1/15/23

Smokeyone

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EDIT - Thanks to input from others I made an attempt….

Here’s what I think we have plus a couple more recruits and portal adds. Obviously the guys listed as NFL could potentially return if eligibility is there along with the portal kids.

Let me know what I’ve missed…pretty sure I’ve ‘mis-positioned’ a couple. Also not sure about some of the seniors who would still have eligibility. Need help there.

** My quick thought - that LB group looks thin. Need a portal guy and/or convert someone looking to the future

2023 OFFENSE

QB - Joe Milton SR**
QB - Tayven Jackson FR*
QB - Nico Iamaleava FR
QB - Gaston Moore JR*
QB - Navy Shuler JR*

RB - Jabari Small SR
RB - Jaylen Wright JR
RB - Dylan Sampson SO
RB - Khalifa Keith FR
RB - DeSean Bishop FR

RB - Len’Neth Whitehead JR* PORTAL
RB - Justin Will-Thomas FR* PORTAL


TE - Jacob Warren SR**
TE - Charlie Browder SO*
TE - McCallen Castles SR* UC Davis
TE - Ethan Davis FR
TE - Hunter Salmon SR*
TE - Miles Campbell SO* PORTAL

WR - Bru McCoy SR*
WR - Ramel Keyton SR**
WR - Squirrel White SO
WR - Kaleb Webb FR*
WR - Cameron Seldon FR
WR - Nathan Leacock FR

WR - Chas Nimrod FR*
WR - Nate Spillman FR
WR - Jack Jancek JR*
WR - Nigel Lanier SO*
WR - Jaylin Hyatt SR - NFL
WR - Cedric Tillman SR - NFL
WR - Walker Merrill JR - PORTAL
WR - Jimmy Holliday SR - PORTAL
WR - Jimmy Calloway. JR* - PORTAL


OL - Cooper Mays SR
OL - Jeremiah Crawford SR**
OL - Gerald Mincey JR*
OL - Javontez Spraggins SR
OL - Dayne Davis SR*
OL - Andrej Karic JR Texas
OL - Jackson Lampley SR
OL - Ollie Lane SR**
OL - RJ Perry JR*
OL - Addison Nichols FR*
OL - Mo Clipper Jr. FR*
OL - Larry Johnson III SO* JUCO
OL - Shamurod Umarov FR
OL - Trevor Duncan FR
OL - Vysen Lang FR
OL - Ayden Bussell FR

OL - Masai Reddick FR*
OL - Brian Grant FR*
OL - Darnell Wright SR* NFL
OL - William Parker SO* PORTAL


2023 DEFENSE

DL - Omari Thomas SR
DL - Elijah Simmons SR*
DL - Da’Jon Terry SR*
DL - Kurrott Garland SR**
DL - Bryson Eason JR*
DL - Tyre West SO
DL - Dominic Bailey JR*
DL - Daevin Hobbs FR
DL - Amari McNeill SO*
DL - Jordan Phillips FR* PORTAL

DE - Tyler Baron SR
DE - Joshua Josephs SO
DE - James Pearce Jr. SO
DE - Chandavian Bradley FR
DE - Caleb Herring FR

DE - Jayson Jenkins FR*
DE - Tyree Weathersby FR
DE - Nathan Robinson FR

DE - Byron Young SR** NFL

LB - Aaron Beasley SR*
LB - Juwan Mitchell SR** Portal
LB - Roman Harrison SR**
LB - Kwauze Garland SR*
LB - Keenan Pili SR** BYU
LB - Elijah Herring SO
LB - Kalib Perry SO
LB - Arion Carter FR
LB - Jalen Smith FR
LB - Jeremiah Telander FR

LB - Jeremy Banks SR* NFL

DB - Kamal Hadden SR*
DB - Jaylen McCollough SR**
DB - Wesley Walker SR*
DB - Doneiko Slaughter SR
DB - Brandon Turnage SR*
DB - Warren Burrell SR**
DB - Tamarion McDon. SR
DB - Christian Charles JR
DB - William Wright JR*
DB - Andre Turrentine SO*
DB - Christian Harrison SO
DB - Jordan Matthews FR
DB - Christian Conyer FR

DB - De’Shawn Rucker JR
DB - Jourdan Thomas SO
DB - Cameron Miller FR*
DB - Ricky Gibson FR
DB - John Slaughter FR
DB - Jack Luttrell FR

DB / PR - Dee Williams SR

K - Charles Campbell SR* Indiana
K - J.T. Carver SO*
P - Kolby Morgan SO*
P - Jackson Ross FR*
P/K - Josh Turbyville FR*

LS - Matthew Salansky SR*
LS - Alton Stephens SR*
LS - Bennett Brady SO
 

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I hope we’re able to identify 5 to 6 DB’s/Safeties from the list of 20 below. In all seriousness, is it normal for teams to have this many secondary players?

SECONDARY DEFENSE
DB - Kamal Hadden SR*
DB - Jaylen McCollough SR**
DB - Wesley Walker SR*
DB - Doneiko Slaughter SR
DB - Brandon Turnage SR*
DB - Warren Burrell SR**
DB - Tamarion McDon. SR
DB - Christian Charles JR
DB - William Wright JR*
DB - Andre Turrentine SO*
DB - Christian Harrison SO
DB - Jordan Matthews FR
DB - Christian Conyer FR

DB - De’Shawn Rucker JR
DB - Jourdan Thomas SO
DB - Cameron Miller FR*
DB - Ricky Gibson FR
DB - John Slaughter FR
DB - Jack Luttrell FR

DB / PR - Dee Williams SR
 

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I hope we’re able to identify 5 to 6 DB’s/Safeties from the list of 20 below. In all seriousness, is it normal for teams to have this many secondary players?

SECONDARY DEFENSE
DB - Kamal Hadden SR*
DB - Jaylen McCollough SR**
DB - Wesley Walker SR*
DB - Doneiko Slaughter SR
DB - Brandon Turnage SR*
DB - Warren Burrell SR**
DB - Tamarion McDon. SR
DB - Christian Charles JR
DB - William Wright JR*
DB - Andre Turrentine SO*
DB - Christian Harrison SO
DB - Jordan Matthews FR
DB - Christian Conyer FR

DB - De’Shawn Rucker JR
DB - Jourdan Thomas SO
DB - Cameron Miller FR*
DB - Ricky Gibson FR
DB - John Slaughter FR
DB - Jack Luttrell FR

DB / PR - Dee Williams SR
Say you have 80 spots after you use scholarship for kickers/punters/long snappers. If it's a even split you have 40 on defense. In today's game it's pretty normal to have 5 DBs on the field. 20 might be 2 or 3 players more than "normal" but it's not an absurd amount.
 

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I hope we’re able to identify 5 to 6 DB’s/Safeties from the list of 20 below. In all seriousness, is it normal for teams to have this many secondary players?

SECONDARY DEFENSE
DB - Kamal Hadden SR*
DB - Jaylen McCollough SR**
DB - Wesley Walker SR*
DB - Doneiko Slaughter SR
DB - Brandon Turnage SR*
DB - Warren Burrell SR**
DB - Tamarion McDon. SR
DB - Christian Charles JR
DB - William Wright JR*
DB - Andre Turrentine SO*
DB - Christian Harrison SO
DB - Jordan Matthews FR
DB - Christian Conyer FR

DB - De’Shawn Rucker JR
DB - Jourdan Thomas SO
DB - Cameron Miller FR*
DB - Ricky Gibson FR
DB - John Slaughter FR
DB - Jack Luttrell FR

DB / PR - Dee Williams SR
I would imagine those 1st 7 guys on the list would take another step forward. It will be their 2nd-3rd year in the system and they are all Seniors.
 

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I hope we’re able to identify 5 to 6 DB’s/Safeties from the list of 20 below. In all seriousness, is it normal for teams to have this many secondary players?

SECONDARY DEFENSE
DB - Kamal Hadden SR*
DB - Jaylen McCollough SR**
DB - Wesley Walker SR*
DB - Doneiko Slaughter SR
DB - Brandon Turnage SR*
DB - Warren Burrell SR**
DB - Tamarion McDon. SR
DB - Christian Charles JR
DB - William Wright JR*
DB - Andre Turrentine SO*
DB - Christian Harrison SO
DB - Jordan Matthews FR
DB - Christian Conyer FR

DB - De’Shawn Rucker JR
DB - Jourdan Thomas SO
DB - Cameron Miller FR*
DB - Ricky Gibson FR
DB - John Slaughter FR
DB - Jack Luttrell FR

DB / PR - Dee Williams SR
And we must try to make chicken salad out of some of that.
 

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I hope we’re able to identify 5 to 6 DB’s/Safeties from the list of 20 below. In all seriousness, is it normal for teams to have this many secondary players?

SECONDARY DEFENSE
DB - Kamal Hadden SR*
DB - Jaylen McCollough SR**
DB - Wesley Walker SR*
DB - Doneiko Slaughter SR
DB - Brandon Turnage SR*
DB - Warren Burrell SR**
DB - Tamarion McDon. SR
DB - Christian Charles JR
DB - William Wright JR*
DB - Andre Turrentine SO*
DB - Christian Harrison SO
DB - Jordan Matthews FR
DB - Christian Conyer FR

DB - De’Shawn Rucker JR
DB - Jourdan Thomas SO
DB - Cameron Miller FR*
DB - Ricky Gibson FR
DB - John Slaughter FR
DB - Jack Luttrell FR

DB / PR - Dee Williams SR
Probably expecting transfers and trying to recruit over some of them. I’ve mentioned it a few times but last season we had the same number of 4 star dbs on our roster as Vandy.
 
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Probably expecting transfers and trying to recruit over some of them. I’ve mentioned it a few times but last season we had the same number of 4 star dbs on our roster as Vandy.
Added Gabe-Jeudy-Lally out of BYU to the DB room - should help spring competition. I think this group shows big time improvement next year
 

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this shows who has redshirt year available. Also shows how many years players have left that they CAN play. Doesn't mean they will, just how many they can due to COVID.

Total Scholarships (84)
******* YRS Left Redshirt
2023 Seniors (31) to Play Yr Avail
Baron, Tyler 2 Yes
Beasley, Aaron 1 Yes
Burrell, Warren 1
Campbell, Charles 1
Castles, McCallan 1
Crawford, Jeremiah 1 Yes
Davis, Dayne 2
Garland, Kurott 1
Garland, Kwauze 2
Hadden, Kamal 2
Harrison, Roman 1 Yes
Keyton, Ramel 1 Yes
Lampley, Jackson 2
Lane, Ollie 1
Mays, Cooper 2 Yes
McCoy, Bru 2
McCullough, Jaylen 1 Yes
McDonald, Tamarion 2 Yes
Milton, Joe 1
Mitchell, Juwan 1
Pili, Keenan 1
Simmons, Elijah 2
Slaughter, Doneiko 2 Yes
Small, Jabari 2 Yes
Spraggins, Javontez 2 Yes
Terry, Da'Jon 2
Thomas, Omari 2 Yes
Turnage, Brandon 2
Walker, Wesley 2
Warren, Jacob 1
Williams, Desmond 2

YRS Left Redshirt
2023 Juniors (7) to Play Yr Avail
Bailey, Dominic 3
Charles, Christian 2 Yes
Eason, Bryson 3
Karic, Andrej 3
Mincey, Gerald 3
Rucker, De'Shawn 2 Yes
Wright, Jaylen 2 Yes

YRS Left Redshirt
2023 Sophomores (12) to Play Yr Avail
Harrison, Christian 3 Yes
Herring, Elijah 3 Yes
Johnson, Larry 3
Josephs, Joshua 3 Yes
Mcneill, Amari 3
Pearce, James 3 Yes
Perry, Kalib 3 Yes
Sampson, Dylan 3 Yes
Thomas, Jourdan 3 Yes
Turrentine, Andre 3
West, Tyre 3 Yes
White, Marquarius 3 Yes

YRS Left Redshirt
2023 Freshman (34) to Play Yr Avail
Bradley, Chandavian 5 Yes
Bishop, Desean 5 Yes
Bussell, Ayden 5 Yes
Carter, Arion 5 Yes
Clipper, Maurice 4
Conyer, Christian 5 Yes
Davis, Ethan 5 Yes
Duncan, Trevor 5 Yes
Gibson, Rickey 5 Yes
Grant, Brian 4
Herring, Caleb 5 Yes
Hobbs, Daevin 5 Yes
Iamaleava, Nico 5 Yes
Jackson, Tayven 4
Jenkins, Jayson 4
Keith, Khalifa 5 Yes
Lang, Vysen 5 Yes
Leacock, Nathan 5 Yes
Luttrell, Jack 5 Yes
Matthews, Jordan 5 Yes
Miller, Cameron 4
Nichols, Addison 4
Nimrod, Charles 4
Reddick, Masai 4
Robinson, Nathan 5 Yes
Ross, Jackson 4
Seldon, Cameron 5 Yes
Slaughter, John 5 Yes
Smith, Jalen 5 Yes
Spillman, Nate 5 Yes
Telander, Jeremiah 5 Yes
Umarov, Shamurad 5 Yes
Weathersby, Tyree 5 Yes
Webb, Kaleb 4
This year's freshman get a covid year? If so why?
 

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I hope we’re able to identify 5 to 6 DB’s/Safeties from the list of 20 below. In all seriousness, is it normal for teams to have this many secondary players?

SECONDARY DEFENSE
DB - Kamal Hadden SR*
DB - Jaylen McCollough SR**
DB - Wesley Walker SR*
DB - Doneiko Slaughter SR
DB - Brandon Turnage SR*
DB - Warren Burrell SR**
DB - Tamarion McDon. SR
DB - Christian Charles JR
DB - William Wright JR*
DB - Andre Turrentine SO*
DB - Christian Harrison SO
DB - Jordan Matthews FR
DB - Christian Conyer FR

DB - De’Shawn Rucker JR
DB - Jourdan Thomas SO
DB - Cameron Miller FR*
DB - Ricky Gibson FR
DB - John Slaughter FR
DB - Jack Luttrell FR

DB / PR - Dee Williams SR
There's a decent chance some may enter the portal after spring ball.

Also, DBs usually play a lot on coverage teams.
 

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I bet some will be influenced by the on field production of our EE DBs in the spring, maybe before.
Probably. But maybe more so by who appears to be leading at safety/star. The additional CBs should allow Charles, Slaughter, Turnage, and Harrison to move back to their more natural position. Guys who were forced into duty as "slow" CBs with borderline coverage skills may turn out to be fast safeties with comparably good coverage skills.
 
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Probably. But maybe more so by who appears to be leading at safety/star. The additional CBs should allow Charles, Slaughter, Turnage, and Harrison to move back to their more natural position. Guys who were forced into duty as "slow" CBs with borderline coverage skills may turn out to be fast safeties with comparably good coverage skills.
I would be really good with that. Whatever it takes to get better on the back end. Still have to believe if a couple of young guys look like immediate contributors and the rooms are rearranged that some guys who want to get on the field other than as scout team will transfer out creating a few more incoming spots as well. I appreciate the guys that got between the lines in the roles they were asked to assume this past year or so and hope they end up in a good place for them, here or elsewhere. Some of the young guys, and hopefully our recent transfer make that possible. If the staff stills sees a need then I hope for a later addition as well if outgoing portal activity makes it possible.
 

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