Spring Recap: DB's

With the unexpected transfer of Germod Williams and the void left by potential NFL Draft Pick Craig Mager, there are players needed in the secondary and we take a look at where they stand after spring practice.

In the Texas State secondary, one thing is certain, David Mims is the anchor and will hold down one side of the field. The rest isn't so clear and questions still remain heading into the summer and, eventually fall camp.

Here's a quick capsule of how the talent looks at the position after spring workouts:

Field Corner (FC): David Mims
Boundary Corner (BC): Javante O'Roy or Brandon McDowell or Andrew Aneke
Weak Safety: Aaron Shaw or Demetrius Woodard
SS: Damani Alexcee or Stephan Johnson or Camyron Brown
FS/Rover: Damani Alexcee or Stephan Johnson or Camyron Brown or Easy Anyama

A source confirms to Bocbatillustrated that the corner spot opposite Mims is still up for grabs. Juco addition Javante O'Roy has his name in the hat, but the job is not his yet. Brandon McDowell and Andrew Aneke are also vying for the spot. Aneke had a nice pick during the spring game and had an overall good spring. As one source said, "He's always doing things."

At weak safety, Aaron Shaw brings a good amount of starting experience back, but he and fellow senior, Demetrius Woodard are battling for that position.

The strong safety and "Rover" spot, which is just like a free safety position in DC John Thompson's scheme is a four man race between Damani Alexcee, Stephan Johnson, Easy Anyama, and Camyron Brown. All four have to be interchangeable, and learn the position in case their number is called.

Coach Thompson has talent to work with, it's simply unproven. In a few months, whether ready or not, a combination of these five Bobcats will take the field against Florida State and accept their baptism into division one football.

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