By JJ Perez
UTSA’s cornerback position is one of the deeper ones on the team. In 2016, the unit out-performed expectations. For the first time in several years, UTSA enters spring practices knowing what they have in their top group of cornerbacks. What does that mean for the rest of the unit.
Do any of the reserves make a push for playing time?
Former Safety Austin Jupe made the switch to CB last spring. His contributions, along with addition of Juco Devron Davis and freshman Teddrick McGhee, made the UTSA CBs formidable in 2016. There are five other scholarship players on the roster. Where do they contribute this season?
UTSA has depth and experience at their CB position. Coming off solid seasons, McGhee, Davis and Jupe all figure to play battle for the most playing time. But don’t count out players like N’Keal Baily, Stanley Dye, and JaColbie Butler. That trio has logged their fair share of snaps and each player is capable of contributing in spot relief duty and in a backup role. Competition at cornerback will be even more fierce after the spring concludes. UTSA signed four CBs as part of their 2017 recruiting class. Each one of those players has the potential to come in and compete for immediate playing time. There is so much talent at CB that this group is one to monitor for potential position changes and/or departures.
PROJECTED SPRING DEPTH CHART
Starting CBs: Austin Jupe, Devron Davis, Teddrick McGhee
Backup CBs: Teddrick McGhee, N’Keal Bailey,