Wednesday, August 10, 2016

In second year, Carter molds Delaware State Hornets into his own team

DOVER, Delaware — Kenny Carter’s makeover of the Delaware State football program took an even bigger step this offseason.

The second-year coach has given the team a new look for fall camp ahead of the Hornets’ season opener on Thursday, Sept. 1, at Delaware.

Only 12 players who were recruited by the previous coaching staff are left on the roster.

“That wasn’t a goal of ours; that’s just life,” Carter said. “Life happens sometimes. We pretty much have the guys that we wanted to bring in and we’re really happy with what we’ve got.”

The Hornets enter the season with just six seniors.

Aris Scott is the top returning wide receiver, center Ernest Mengoni will anchor the offensive line and the defense has seniors Rashawn Barrett at linebacker along with William Burton and Gary Melton Jr. in the secondary. Third-string quarterback Gilbert Rivera is the final senior on the team.

There are only 11 juniors on the squad too, led by All-MEAC linebacker Malik Harris, who is one of the 12 holdovers from the Kermit Blount era.


No comments: