Thursday, August 11, 2016

BLACK COLLEGE NEWS: Playmakers make 2016 eminently watchable

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania -- One thing there is no shortage of this year in black college football is playmakers. And, as usual, one of the primary keys to how the year goes is play at the quarterback position. North Carolina Central’s Malcolm Bell, Prairie View A&M’s Trey Green, Tuskegee’s Kevin Lacey, Virginia Union’s Shawheem Dowdy, Miles’ David Whipple and Norfolk State’s Greg Hankerson are prolific, experienced starters and seniors to keep your eyes on. Bethune-Cookman’s Larry Brihm and Alcorn State’s Lenorris Footman are talented back-ups from a year ago moving to the fore to lead their teams this year. Coming onto the scene at the controls will be playmaking A&T sophomore Kylil Carter and heralded Ole Miss transfer Deonte Kincade at Grambling.

But they are hardly the only players to watch. If excitement is your thing look no further than A&T’s Tarik Cohen. The 5-8, 180-pound senior dynamo enters the season looking for his fourth straight 1,000-yard season and needing just under 650 yards to become the all-time leading rusher in MEAC history. Of his 15 touchdown runs a year ago, the miniature Adrian Peterson had five of over 30 yards.

Excitement also comes in the small package (5-8, 175) of ...


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