The Lions, a senior-laden team in 2010, will be looking for several sophomores to step in and play key roles this fall. One of those players will be Douglas Omoegbele, a 6-foot-1, 185-pound wide receiver.
"We started practicing in full pads and I'm working on shaking off the rust from the offseason," said Omoegbele. "I'm projected to start at the X, which is outside receiver.
"Last year, I caught 30 passes on the junior varsity for 470 yards and 12 touchdowns. I've been timed at 4.65 in the 40-yard dash, and I have a 4.29 agility (shuttle)."
What does Omoegbele do well on the football field?
"My strength helps me to overpower defensive backs," he said. "I bench press 290 pounds. I'm a good blocker."
The Lions, as mentioned earlier, lose numerous seniors - including QB Jordan Are (Dartmouth) - to graduation, but that doesn't damper the expectations for the upcoming season.
"We should actually go further in the playoffs than last year," said Omoegbele. "I think we'll go at least four rounds deep."
The sophomore wideout is receiving early interest from Houston and UTEP.