"I really like the new guys that we will have.
"I think that Roosevelt Tate is a very talented young man who has a lot of ability. He is a little undersized right now, and I don't know how quickly he will be ready to play. Marckell McKinley has great range and size and quickness. He is about 280 pounds right now and runs really well. Then you have Otis Riddley. I have liked him since I saw him at our camp when he was a sophomore. Otis has a great first step. He is the 300-pounder that you want to recruit.
"I'm hoping that one, maybe two of them will be able to step up and play when they are young. That would be a big plus for us."
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