The Friday Stock Report: July 2nd

The Friday Stock Report will be a weekly article with news and notes from around the team. Currently the team is participating in summer workouts and the word is they have been tougher than year's past. Coach Swasey has really stepped up the program especially the running portion. Some of the players credit this because they have not won the title since 2001.

Incoming freshmen Anthony Reddick (St. Thomas Aquinas HS) is working out with the upperclassmen during the summer workouts. Reddick, a free safety, is the only freshman that has been moved up. If Marcus Maxey moves to cornerback full-time Reddick would be the backup to Brandon Meriweather.

Cornerback Antrel Rolle could possibly be the best all-around corner in the entire country, but might be overlooked by many if he does not record interceptions—something he hopes will happen this year. Currently Rolle is 6-1, 205, but plans to play at around 197 pounds during the season. Like many of his teammates gain weight prior to two-a-days because they drop a few pounds in the summer South Florida heat.

Kicker Jon Peattie is participating in summer workouts in Boca Raton for the second straight summer. He is currently working with world-class strength and conditioning specialist Juan Carlos Santana. This is better for a kicker and it allows him to have a personalized workout with one of the best in the nation. Santana also trains professional athletes such as Manny Ramirez of the Boston Red Sox.

Senior offensive lineman Chris Myers has stepped up as a leader on the team. His teammates have always been very fond of his work ethic and will be counted on this year to be a team leader. Throughout his career he has played at around 285 pounds, but this spring he was up around the 300-pound mark. Maintaining his speed and quickness are a concern, but everything looks good so far.

New starting safeties Greg Threat and Brandon Meriweather are working hard during seven-on-seven drills and have shown the ‘hunger' that many young unproven players possess—a very encouraging sign.

Incoming freshman defensive tackle Kellen Heard (Wharton, TX) was performing well in summer workouts before suffering a knee injury. The exact details are unknown, but he should be able to play in August. It is never good to have an injury in the off-season or early in a player's career, however there are other young defensive tackles that are capable of playing in spot-duty such as Teraz McCray.

Tight ends Greg Olsen and Brandon Sebald appear to be completely recovered from their shoulder injuries. Olsen tore a muscle in his shoulder in September and Sebald separated his shoulder on March 27 during spring practices.

Sophomore wide receiver Ryan Moore led the team in receiving yards a year ago with 637 yards with 44 receptions. He missed spring practices recovering from shoulder surgery, but was able to work on running routes. This summer he has bounced back and has made nice catches during seven-on-seven drills including a deep route that left Rolle mystified.

Incoming freshman linebacker Romeo Davis (Northwestern HS) has gained nearly 30 pounds since the end of wrestling season and now weighs 220 pounds. The coaching staff wanted Davis, playing at strongside, to arrive in the fall at 200 pounds. Davis is very happy with his weight, but would like to be around 225 during the season. If he has a solid fall he could see time on special teams as opposed to redshirting.

Christopher Stock is a Staff Writer for CanesTime and can be contacted by emailing him at

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