The last set of newcomers we will take a look at are the redshirt freshman. The 2010 group doesn’t have any starters, but we wouldn’t be surprised if all of the RS frosh see the field this year.
WR Keith Blanton #9 – Listed as a backup at one of the wide receiver positions. Should be in the rotation with 6 to 7 others.
S Deon Broomfield #14 – Paul Rhoads and Bobby Elliott are very pleased with his play. Could see some action in the opener with David Sims suspended.
QB James Capello #14 – Hand picked by strength coach Yancy McKnight as a guy that really changed his body in the last year. Maybe a little more accurate then the other QB’s, but not nearly as mobile.
WR Donnie Jennert #12 – Donnie presents matchup problems for defensive backs with his 6-7 frame. Jennert is another guy who did a nice job in the weight room. Should be in the receiver rotation as well.
OL Kyle Lichtenberg #69 – Kyle is currently backing up Brayden Burris at Right Tackle. Paul Rhoads mentioned he will likely be a three year starter.
DE Aaron Moore #93 – Stood out on the scout team last year. Should see action this year at one of the end positions.
DE Willie Scott #50 – Moved over to DE from LB. He needs to add some weight, but the coaches love his tenacity.
OL Ethan Tuftee #64 – Is backing up Hayworth Hicks at Right Guard and is one of the 8 or 9 offensive lineman the coaches feel good about playing.
DB Jansen Watson #2 – He will do most of his damage on special teams this season, but should also see spot duty in the defensive backfield.
RB James White #22 – Rhoads describes White as a guy that is tough to tackle. Will see time backing up Alexander Robinson.
DL Walter Woods #95 – Battling his way back from an injury last season. Not currently listed on the depth chart, but he could be by the end of the season.
RB Jeff Woody #32 – The walk on from SE Polk is #2 on the depth chart at running back and just recently was put on scholarship. Woody will be called on to get the tough yards for the Cyclones and will be a mainstay on several special teams units.
DB Jacques Washington #10 – Jacques is a guy that Bobby Elliott is really excited about. Washington is getting reps at the safety positions and the SAM linebacker.