2011 Team Preview: Highland

Even though they finished just 2-7 last year, Highland had several players sign D-1 scholarships and this year they have several more who are worthy of some recruiting attention. JCFootball.com takes a look at the top prospects on the Scotties' roster and what contributions they should make this fall...

Offensively, the Scotties need to find a quarterback to distribute the ball.

However, they do have a solid running back to count on in Latavious Willis who returns after putting up 618 yards and three touchdowns.

Even though Willis isn't the biggest back in the world, he does have legit 4.3 speed and has the wiggle and vision to score from anywhere.

Detavious Buggs is a player to keep an eye on this fall because it might be hard to figure out how he will be used by the staff.

When he came out of high school, Buggs could have played wide receiver, running back or almost anywhere in the secondary.

With his 6'1", 180-pound frame and 4.4 speed, he can be a threat on either side of the ball.

Up front, Brandon Williams started every game in 2010 and returns to lead a young group of talented players.

DE Cayou Lawrence, a Texas Tech bounceback, and DT Karsten Smith, who signed with South Alabama, lead the charge along the defensive line while LB Tyler Williamson, a 6'2, 215-pounder, flies around the field and makes plays.

The secondary is led by CB Colby Brown who saw plenty of playing time in the rotation as a freshman in 2010.

Brown, a Georgia native, already has some four-year schools eyeing his talents including Louisiana Tech, Indiana and Wyoming.

Lastly, the kicking duties are handled by Owens Cameron and he should be solid this season.

Highland got off to a rough start last week with a 64-6 loss to Iowa Western, one of the top JUCO programs in the country. This weekend the Scotties face Garden City at home before playing host to Butler on September 10th.


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