SIAC Newcomers To Watch

Now that we’ve taken a look at the top returning players in HBCU football, next we’ll take a look at the newcomers who fans will want to keep an eye on. Today’s focus is on the SIAC. Next, we’ll check out the SWAC.

William Walker, Miles College

The 6’3, 190 pound quarterback from Sandersville, GA is a classic dual threat quarterback. He passed for over 2500 yards as a senior at Washington County High, throwing 30 touchdown passes to just five interceptions. He also ran for over 1,300 yards and 11 touchdowns. Miles is looking to fill the hole left by the departure of David Thomas, and Walker just might be the guy.


Joshua Matthews, Tuskegee

Matthews rushed for nearly 3,000 yards and 40 touchdowns in his four year career at Decatur (GA) High. The 5’9, 210 pound back rushed for 926 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior. Tuskegee has a big hole in the backfield to fill with the loss of Derrick Washington, but with Matthews and Michael Thornton, the Golden Tigers have a few good candidates to fill the void.

Devin McCalebb, Stillman

The 5’11, 170 pound defensive back comes from a football family, as three of his brothers have gone on to play college football. The Fort Meade (FL) HS star recorded 71 tackles and three interceptions, also forcing four touchdowns. Anytime you can get a first-team All-State selection in a football hotbed like Florida, you’ve done a pretty good job.

Rodney Harper, Stillman 

A 6’3 wide receiver with track speed, Harper has deep threat written all over him. Harper caught 25 passes for 432 yards and six touchdowns as a senior at Demopolis (AL) High School. Look for he and quarterback Josh Straughan to make a dangerous duo for years to come at Stillman.


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