Preview 2008: Army Receivers

How is the Army football team looking for the 2008 season? Today ArmySports.com begins a position-by-position series on the Army football teaam. The Black Knights open their 2008 season on August 29th when they host the Temple Owls at Michie Stadium.

Overiew:

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.

Starters lost:

Jeremy Trimble
Corey Anderson
Justin Larson

Returning starters:

None

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.)

Tight Ends

Todd Miller (6-2, 243, So.)
Matt Coulthard (6-2, 235, Jr.)
Ernie Bernal (6-3, 248, Jr.)
Dominick Cinotto (6-5, 245, Sr.)
Mike Evans (6-2 238, Sr.)

Projected starters:

Wide Receivers
Jameson Carter
Mike Wright

Tight End

Mike Evans OR
Ernie Bernal

Army receivers preseason power rating (1-10): 6.9


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