Spring Preview: Safeties

The Hurricanes will kick off spring football on Saturday, March 1. Lets take a closer look at the team coming back in 2014. This report focuses on the safety position.

Dallas Crawford (5-10/195/Sr) -- Crawford has been the jack-of-all-trades for the Hurricanes since his arrival here a few years ago. He's been a tremendous special teams player, has served as the scout team quarterback at times, and was the team's backup running back last season. He has moved back to safety for his senior season and will look to provide depth and leadership back there. Look for him to play a major role on special teams again too.

Nantambu Fentress (5-9/195/Sr) -- A former walkon, Fentress was given a scholarship during last season. He saw action as a linebacker in 2012 but was mostly a special teams guy in 2013. He will look to continue playing a major role on special teams in 2014.

Deon Bush (6-1/205/Jr) -- A former prep All-American, Bush started six games as a freshman and had high expectations going into his sophomore season. Unfortunately, a sports hernia injury limited him to just three starts and he was never at 100-percent. That should change this season and he should be in line for a big junior year.

Rayshawn Jenkins (6-1/210/Jr) -- A prep quarterback, Jenkins came here as a safety and earned two starts as a freshman in 2012. He really elevated his game and started 12 games last season. He finished the season with 46 tackles and three picks and is in line for an even bigger junior season.

Jamal Carter (6-1/210/So) -- A heavily recruited player out of high school, Carter started seeing lots of playing time at the end of last season. He's a big kid with a bright future and should challenge for a starting spot starting in the spring.


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