PROSPECT PREVIEW: Garden City Offense

Before losing to Glendale (Ariz.) in Valley of the Sun Bowl, GCCC had gone 'WIRE TO WIRE' as the NJCAA's #1 team in the country.

Coach Bob Larson's team was led by a staunch defense, which saw a number of its top player get D1 scholarships. The offense was impressive at times, too, behind the feet and arm of quarterback Corey Jenkins (South Carolina). According to a knowledgeable fan in Kansas, Larson's team is in re-load mode.

We have a friend in Garden City, Kansas, who provides regular reports about the BroncBusters to JCFootball.com. Here is his report:

Things are coming along nicely with the Garden City C.C. BroncBusters. It remains to be seen if we can equal or better last year's record (11-1), but what is certain is that our players will be better. We have strengthened the areas that needed it, such as QB, TB and OL.

Here is a look at the returning starters (noted with *). What is important is the number of sophomores and redshirt freshmen and redshirt sophomores on this depth chart. All of the freshmen play in their first year and we have a good redshirt program.

Coming out of spring ball these players are #1 at their position. Also, we'll take a look at players that were placed and then finish with a list of players that could be placed.

#1 OFFENSE

QB Kyle Barkley (6-4, 212)
Sophomore
Conway Springs, KS
Notes: 4.78 forty. Strong arm; good athlete

TB (tie) Josh Wilson (6-0, 205)
Sophomore
Salina, KS
Notes: He has out of state talent and moves.

TB Tyson Thompson (6-1, 207)
Freshman
Irving, TX
Notes: Prep All-American in '99. Runs a 4.33 forty.

FB Courtney Morse (6-1, 209)
Sophomore
LaCrosse, KS
Notes: Moved to FB after playing ILB in 2000.

WR Anthony Sullivan (5-9, 170)
Sophomore
Wichita, KS
Notes: Will be go-to receiver; runs a 4.4.

WR Jesse Williams (6-3, 200)
RS-Sophomore
San Antonio, TX
Notes: Former basketball player with a 45" vertical and 4.28 forty!

TE Jeren Johnson (6-4, 242)
Sophomore
Salina, KS
Notes: Has gone from unknown to the spotlight.

OT Jordan Lang (6-4, 304)
Sophomore
Olathe, KS
Notes: All-American candidate

OT Chris Brownell (6-6, 306)
Sophomore
Emmett, KS
Notes: Has come a long ways and still has some weight to drop.

OG Jon Zweygardt (6-2, 299)
Sophomore
St. Francis, KS
Notes: All-American candidate

OG London Brittain (6-4, 284)
Sophomore
Med. Lodge, KS
Notes: Has found his natural position after being a mediocre tight end in 2000.

* C Shawn Steiner (6-0, 270)
Sophomore
Cleflin, KS
Notes: Moved to C from OG to take advantage of his quickness getting to the LB.


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