Gone from the Cadet receiving corps is now graduated Jeremy Trimble who will go down as one of the finest wide receivers in Army history. Corey Anderson and TE Justin Larson will also be sorely missed. Very little experience returns at the receiver positions so hopefully the Black Knights won't be affected too adversley because of the new, run oriented offense. One of the keys of the new offense is the receiver's ability to block. Under the previous schemes, the receivers needed to get open immediately so that the always-under-pressure QB's had a chance to throw. Having wide-outs with the ability to execute kick-out blocks will give running backs a better chance at being able to turn the corner for longer gains.
Others to watch:
Jameson Carter (5-11 187, So.)- Won one open receiver position in the spring.
Damion Hunter (5-10 173, Jr.)- Had 6 catches in 2007 including one for 17 yards at Wake Forest. Slated to backup Wright.
Mike Wright (6-2 218, Sr.)- Has 21 career catches; had 12 during the 2007 season. Will long be remembered for his fine catch against Tulane as time expired in that game.
Jamison Maehlere 6-4. 211, Sr.)
Tim Horan (6-3. 228, Sr.)
Todd Olson (6-0, 189, Sr.)
Jamison Maehler (6-4, 211, Sr.)
Brian McSween (5-11, 165, Jr.)
Joe LeForte (6-2, 199, Sr.)
Mark Allen (6-0, 181, So.)
Josh Kornmann (6-0, 192, So.)
Matt Vane So. (6-4, 214, So.)
Melvin Walker (5-11, 194, So.)
Don Gbaanador (5-11, 186, Jr.)
Mike Evans OR
Army receivers preseason power rating (1-10): 6.9