- Mar 14, 2013
Attrition since last season:I think we will sign another full class of 25-26 kids in 2018.
Richt mentioned that we should have 41 on offense, 41 on defense and 2-3 for specials.
We currently have 77 players on Scholarship for 2017.
-36 on Offense and 38 on Defense and 3 Special teams.
So we start with 8 scholarships.
O: 5 (Berios, Herndon, McDermott, Darling, Linder)
D: 3 (Moten, Thomas, Harris, Delaney)
S: 1 (Badgley)
This will give us 10 more scholarships for 2018.
Redshirt Seniors (11): (Asked to move on if they can't contribute or may transfer to start somewhere else)
O: 5 (Rosier, Gray, Harris, Langham, Jones)
D: 6 (Willis, Jackson, Owens, Smith, McCray, Mayes)
My guess is we will lose at least 5-6 of these guys.
Early NFL Entry: (guys who may be good or dumb enough to declare if they have a good season)
O: 1 (Walton, Cager)
D: 2 (McIntosh, Norton, Willis, Dean)
With our luck we will lose 3 guys...
Attrition: (Guys who get passed up or get messed up)
Jeff James 4/23/17
Jack Allison 4/25/17
Jovani Haskins 6/13/17
Terrance Henley 7/5/17
Some of the guys mentioned above will be a part of the attrition for sure as they may not see a future at the U or get in trouble before they graduate. But we will most likely have another 2-3 underclassmen in addition to the players above who get kicked off the team or leave for various reason.
26+2=28 Total spots available for STORM18:
1 QB: Sitkowski (Should pick up at least one solid QB every class) - DONE
2 RB: Lingard, Davis (Will need 2-3 RBs in the class) - DONE
4 WR: Wiggins, Hightower, Pope (should pick up 3-4) - 1 More
2 TE: Jordan, Mallory (will need 2 in this class) - DONE
4 OL: Scaife, Reed, Campbell (Will need 4-5 to replace the graduating seniors)
3 DT: Silvera (Will need at least 3 depending on who leaves)
2 DE: Rousseau (Stacked but should pick up 2 more to replace Thomas & Trent)
2 LB: None (Should pick up at least 2 in every class, can replace based on attrition)
4 CB: Frierson, Ivey, Blades (Stack up with such a strong class)
2 S: Hall, Jobe (2 Elite Safties) - DONE
1 K: Baxa (Need to replace Badgley) - DONE
Total: 27 (13 Off, 13 Def, 1 ST)
10/10/16 - Sam Bruce kicked off team (Mississippi Gulf Coast C.C.)
11/23/16 - Hunter Knighton transfers (Tulane)
12/16/16 - Brendan Loftus transfers (Samford)
1/2/17 - Brad Kaya enters the NFL Draft (6th round 215th Pick, Lions)
1/3/17 - David Njoku enters the NFL draft (1st Round, 29th pick, Browns)
1/3/17 - Joseph Yearby enters the NFL Draft (Undrafted Free Agent)
1/24/17 - Gus Edwards transfers(Rutgers)
2/3/17 - Courtel Jenkins transfers (Houston)
2/20/17 - Cedrick Wright to transfer ()
4/23/17 - Jeff James transfers (Copiah-Lincoln Community College)
4/25/17 - Jack Allison transfers (UWV)
5/23/17 - Sunny Odogwu transfers (UCLA)
6/13/17 - Jovani Haskins leaves team ()
7/5/17 - Terrance Henley leaves team ()
7/13/17 - Gerald Willis take leave of absence