2011 Team Preview: Louisburg

After finishing with a 6-4 record in 2010, Louisburg head coach John Sala and his staff think they have the team and prospects in place to make a run at a Northeast Football Conference title. JCFootball.com previews the top Hurricane prospects on both sides of the ball as we continue to preview JUCO programs from around the country...

Sala and his staff return three starters on offense and four on defense this year and they have top prospects on both sides of the ball.

At running back, Rasheed Williams, a 6'1", 200-pounder with good speed and he's already getting attention from D-1 programs.

Making room for Williams will be two huge offensive linemen who have a chance to be highly recruited as well -- Stephen Johnson and A.J. Becton.

Justin Patterson and Jonathan Quick will battle all season for the starting quarterback job and both bring a lot to the table.

Patterson struggled as a freshman in 2010 completing 51% of his passes for 519 yards, four touchdowns and seven interceptions.

Quick was one of the top prep players in North Carolina in 2010 and has a chance to be pretty special sooner rather than later.

TE David Nicholas is a standout in the classroom and has a chance to find his way on the field this fall.

Along the defensive line, NT Dan Falkner blocks out the sun with his 6'6", 338-pound frame and the coaches expect the freshman who hails from Scotland to be one of the top players in the country at his position in 2012.

Sophomore linebackers Sam Kidd (61 tackles and 2 sacks), Antonio Barrett and Titus Best fly around and make plays while freshman Brandon McGee, the Old Spice Player of the Year in North Carolina in 2010, will add his considerable skills and Football I.Q. to the mix as well.

Ishmael Brunson and Devonta Bowens are solid special teams contributors who are also stellar in the classroom.

Kewitt Koonce had 35 tackles and four interceptions, two of which he returned for touchdowns, as a freshman last fall and will hold down one of the corner spots while the rest of the secondary will be youngsters who have yet to make a name for themselves.

Louisburg begins league play this coming weekend as they play host to Erie College to kick off the season.


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