QB - Billy Garza (2nd LSC South) has moved on, after passing for almost 5,500 yards and 40 TDs the last two years. Both primary backups from the past two seasons are back, Nate Poppell in 2009, and Daniel Ramirez in 2008 (redshirt in 2009). Poppell only attempted 7 passes last season, but Ramirez got a fair amount of playing time in 2007 & 2008.
DL - lost three defensive tackles, including Chicago Bear signee, Jimmy Saddler McQueen. Starting DE's Matt Romig (HM LSC South as a RS Frosh) and Mike Talamantez return, as does DT Dondi Cooks. After leading the LSC in run defense in 2008, the team fell to 9th, giving up 131 yards per game, and totalled just 19 sacks.
RB - Fred Winborn (1st LSC South, 1,295 yds, 17 TDs) and Connell Davis (HM LSC South, 491 yds, 8 TDs) return, but both are seniors. Myron Brew returns after missing all of last year with injuries.
OL - Lost 4 year starters in Markeith Wesley (two time 1st LSC South) and Jorge Guerra (2nd LSC South) plus two top backups. The three returning starters - Colby Lowrie, Trent Perkins and Timothy Byerly - are seniors. Perkins and Byerly were HM LSC South in 2009. The line did a good job last year, allowing just 14 sacks, and helping the running game average 5.1 yards per carry and 185 per game, both tops in the conference.
LB - Lost Jeff Edwards (2nd LSC South) and Arlen Childress. Returning are Marcus Sanders, Hector Sobers and Aaron Buckley, who combined for 107 tackles. Sobers is the lone senior of the three.
DB - lose starters Eric John (HM LSC South) and John Reeves (2nd LSC South) as well as backup Stuart Moffitt (HM LSC South) who combined 164 tackles. Starters DeIra Glover and Corey Robertson (both 2nd LSC South) return at safety, and Derrick Thomas at one corner position. Returning reserves include Marc Kinney and Mardrick Johnson. That quintet combined for 240 tackles, 15 for losses, 6 Ints, and 17 passes broken up. Four of those five will be seniors. The pass defense gave up 228 yards per game, but were 8th in pass efficiency defense.
WR - Ryan Lincoln (2nd LSC South), Damian Couthren, Sherman Batiste (both HM LSC South) and Darryl Malone combined for 148 receptions, for 1,922 yards and 10 TDs. Lincoln and Malone will be seniors.
The Javelinas should get some immediate help from OL Keenan Woods, at DL - Johnny Tivao, Zane Brown, Marquis Singleton and Darnell Hicks, at LB - Junior Tivao, Tressor Baptiste, and Roman Pula and DB - Arron Fisher and Quincy Williams. Down the road, look for Josh Schneider, who threw for 3,900 yards and 38 TDs, and was named the 3A breakout player of the year by Dave Campbell's Texas Football magazine. Tre'vion Johnson was a San Antonio Express 1st Team All Area and HM All State after rushing for 1,400 yards, while Jerreal Minor was named to the second team. Charles Coleman rushed for 2,280 yards and was a third team All-State 5A and Josh Washington was an honorable mention. For the defense, keep an eye on DLs Rambo McAfee (a double signee with Blinn) and Henry Greathouse, and DBs Forest Jones, Cody Brooks (HM All-State) and Jeff Phillips.
LSC Ranking - 2
Overall Grade- A+
The Javelinas recruited well across the board. Young talent at QB, RB, OL, DL and DB and immediate help at OL, LB, DB and especially the DL.