HIALEAH, FL. - Fall camp is in full swing for the Silver Storm as they prepare for their first game against Advance Prep Academy on August 26th. Coach Boden has set some hefty goals for this upcoming season and there are a few players who have already emerged as important pieces to the puzzle if ASA is to achieve those goals.
1. Chris Barrett is a QB's best friend
The Georgia Southern transfer has been able to gel seamlessly with the quarterbacks early on in camp. He has shown the ability to help other guys line up correctly and run the right route. The 6'3", 230 pound tight end hails from Clearwater, Florida and has shown an innate ability to box-out defenders and provide an easy dump off option for passers. Don't be surprised if Barrett leads the team in receptions this upcoming season.
Coach Boden has nothing but great things to say about Barrett. "He is a coaches dream. 'Yes sir, no sir' type of kid. He isn't scared to put in the extra work. We are very excited about having Chris on our team."
2. Offensive and defensive skill positions are deep
With a perfect mixture of returners and incoming freshman, there is an abundance of talent at the skill positions on both sides of the ball. Wide receivers coach Lestar Jean and corner backs coach Demarcus Van Dyke have their work cut out for them. They will have to decide what guys to keep on the varsity roster before their first game on August 26th. Offensively, the returners are Steavenson Fernand, Devin Olwell and Jordan Turner. Some freshman standouts early on include Roy Livingstone and Raevon Clarke. Defensively, Bernard Scott and Jonathan Magloire lead the way as sophomore corners. Endrickson Boucher, Blaizdy Duprat and Darrell Malone Jr. have impressed among the newcomers. Malone Jr. is a Coastal Carolina transfer.
3. Two-headed monster at QB
4. Golden leg
Austin Laszewski, the University of Louisville transfer, has impressed in the kicking game from day one. Coach Boden has said that Laszewski will definitely handle all punting duties but who will handle kickoffs and field goals is still to be determined. Kareem Mehrab is the other kicker expected to make the varsity roster.
We already mentioned the competition at the skill positions. However, this roster shows depth at every position and overall, surpasses last years roster. Coach Boden and his staff were able to construct this roster to their liking unlike last season when Boden was hired in April, only having a few months to recruit.