Meet the New Mids: Wide Receivers

GoMids.com continues to look at this year’s incoming Navy freshman football class by position. The new Navy wide receivers class includes three graduates from the Naval Academy Prep School and two direct admits. We'll now review the new Mid wide receivers joining the program.

Tyris Wooten was the most impressive wide receiver at the Naval Academy Prep School last year in my opinion. Wooten (6-1, 180) was an under radar wide receiver recruit from Heritage high school in Florida. He received little notice when he originally signed. Wooten was a three year starter as a wide receiver and defensive back at Heritage high school. He was a big play wide receiver and a very good cover corner at the small high school level. He had five interceptions in 2011. Wooten ran the 100 meters and 200 meters for the track team.

Wooten didn’t catch as many touchdown passes as other receivers at the Naval Academy Prep School but was probably the best all round receiver. Wooten runs well with 4.5 speed in the forty yard dash. He did a nice job last year. Wooten offers good size and tracks the ball well in the air. He has good hands and will compete for the ball in a crowd. Wooten has a good burst out of his break. He is a willing blocker but he needs to work on his technique and become a lot more consistent. Wooten can help at either wide receiver or cornerback if the staff decided to move him to defense.

Wooten Highlights

Tyler Carmona (6-4, 205) was a starting wide receiver last fall at the Naval Academy Prep School. He is a big possession receiver out of American Heritage School in Florida. He was a tight end and H-back in American Heritage’s offense. He chose Navy over an offer from Louisiana-Lafayette. At NAPS last fall, Carmona had a touchdown reception against Bridgeton. He extended NAPS’ lead to 24-0 over Army prep with a touchdown catch just before halftime. Carmona is a big target with soft hands. He runs good routes but lacks ideal quickness and speed for an FBS wide receiver. He's plays more like a small tight end than as a wide receiver. He will make the tough catch in traffic. Carmona is just an average blocker. He needs to be more physical and tougher as a blocker. Carmona is the prototypical big framed Navy wide receiver. He just needs to block consistently like one.

Carmona Highlights

Craig Scott (6-2, 175) was a wide receiver last season at the Naval Academy Prep School. Scott is from Park Hill South high school in Missouri. He was extremely productive during his high school career. Scott was named First team All-State despite possessing only average speed. He caught 71 passes for 1,110 receiving yards, a 15.6 average, and scored 18 touchdowns. Craig won the Otis Taylor for being the top high school wide receiver in the Kansas City area. Scott chose Navy over offers from Tulsa, Idaho, Iowa State, Nicholls State and South Dakota.

Scott looked like a polished receiver at NAPS. He played well and had a nice touchdown reception against Bridgeton. Scott has good size, functional football speed and excellent hands. He runs his routes well and can get open. He catches everything thrown his way. Scott lacks a top end gear and a burst out of his breaks. The key for him is adapting to playing in an option offense. His blocking left a lot to be desired last fall and must improve. His game reminds me of the recently graduated Shawn Lynch. If he can learn to block then he has the talent to help and eventually move up the depth chart.



There were two direct admits in this year's wide receiver class. Chad Lewellyn (6-4, 180) is a tall wide receiver out of Kentucky. Last fall as a senior at Christian Academy he had 53 catches for 749 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns. He also played safety on defense and posted 60 tackles with eight interceptions. He was the team captain at Christian Academy and earned All-State honors his senior season. He runs good routes and will make the tough catch. He has solid hands but lacks much speed. Lewellyn uses his size well to ward off defenders. He offers excellent body control and has the ability to adjust to the ball in the air. He has strong hands and catches the ball cleanly. He chose Navy over Butler, Dayton, Lafayette and Weber State

Lewellyn Highlights

Brandon Colon (6-4, 205) is a big, tall direct admit wide receiver from Los Fresnos, Texas. Last year he made 45 receptions for 736 yards, a 16.4 average and nine touchdowns. Colon is a big target with above average speed, good hands and balance. He offers the type of size Navy's football staff likes in their receivers. Colon chose Navy after considering University of Texas at San Antonio, Georgetown, Southern Mississippi and some Ivy League schools.



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