2015 Team Preview – Bishop McDevitt (3) – Big School Team # 7
Team Name: Bishop McDevitt Crusaders
2014 Record: 14-1
Key Starters lost: Andre Robinson, Que’Shawn Jenkins, Myles Turner, Nick Marsilio
Offensive Starters Returning: (8) WR Kobay White, WR Bryce Hall, WR Kyree Calli, TE Kevin Lenz, OT Anthony Long, OG Jaelon Mitchell, C Braden Weachter, FB Vinny Salomone
Defensive Starters Returning: (7) DL Shaneil Johnson, DT Anthony Long, LB Vinney Salomone, LB Osman Kamara, CB Jaron Scott, CB Joe Joe Headen, S Alex Marsico
Special Team Starters Returning: (1) P Matt Geiger
Key Newcomers: QB Tayvon Bowers, DB Jalik Smith
D1 (FBS & FCS) Prospects: Kobay White, Kyree Calli, Joe Joe Headen, Anthony Long, Bryce Hall
Key Stats: Lost over 6,000 yards of offense due to graduation.
2015 Outlook: Please let us know the keys about your team on offense, defense and special teams. What are your keys to having a successful year?
Offense: One of the keys on offense is our quarterback Tayvon Bowers. He throws the ball very well and brings another dimension that we haven’t had at the quarterback spot. He can really run the ball. We really won’t know what we have until we put the pads on. He has great potential to be a good one. Marshall Kent will back him up. You may see both kids on the field at the same time.
One of the biggest question marks going into the season is at running back. Andre Robinson is at Penn State now and this year we are going more running back by committee. We have a sophomore, Michael Jones, who is a big kid and can run the ball. When Andre was out for five games, guys like Matt Geiger got some playing time last year. Osman Kamara will get some playing time at running back. Kobay White will see time in the backfield.
In the offensive line we have some holes to fill. Jake Perloski will move from tight end to the offensive line this year. Joe Parker and Darrin Petrucci will see time on the line this year. Anthony Long, Jaelon Mitchell, Braden Weachter will lead our line this year.
Our strength on offense is our receivers and they are led by Kobay White, Kyree Calli and Bryce Hall.
Defense: Our strength is our secondary. We return 3 out of 4 players from last year. They are Jaron Scott, Joe Joe Headen, Alex Marsico. Kobay White can play back there for us. Jalik Smith a transfer from Susquehanna Township has looked good in camp this summer.
We have a lot of speed at linebacker. Vinney Salomone and Osman Kamara both played well for us last year. We are going to move Matt Geiger from safety to outside linebacker this year.
Our biggest question going into the season is our line. We lost 2 out of the 4 starters from last year. We have Anthony Long and Shaneil Johnson back. We always have rotated a lot of guys on the line. So, guys like Jake Perloski, Tim Kater and some other guys we are going to check out in camp.
Special Teams: We have two or three soccer players trying out for the kicking position and we have our punter back in Matt Geiger. We have a lot of weapons that can do kick and punt returns and are led by Kobay White.
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