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2015 LA Tech Top Underclassmen

Louisiana Tech has several young talents ready to make their mark in 2015. Skip Holtz has some of his top players in his junior class, plus he made sure to get several true freshmen on the field last season for some valuable experience.

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Xavier Woods, Safety

The junior from West Monroe was second on the team in tackles with 71 last season. Woods, who may be the Bulldog's best player not names Kenneth Dixon, had six interceptions as a sophomore; including two that were returned for touchdowns.

Trent Taylor, Wide Receiver

The junior from Evangel led the team with 834 yards receiving and 9 touchdowns in 2014. Taylor also handled punt return duties for the Bulldogs. With a new quarterback coming in for Skip Holtz, Trent Taylor is the sure handed target that Tech needs on the field.

Carlos Henderson, Wide Receiver

As a redshirt freshman, Henderson had 569 yards receiving and four touchdowns last season. He also led the team with a 25.0 average on kickoff returns, including one for 96 yards that he took to the house against Western Kentucky.

Lloyd Grogan, Safety

The redshirt junior had 40 tackles in a reserve role last season behind Kentrell Brice and Xavier Woods. With the Bulldogs losing a lot at linebacker in 2015, it's possible the 6-1 211 pound Grogan could make the move to outside linebacker.

Kameron McKnight, Wide Receiver

At 6-2, 215, McKnight played running back and outside linebacker in high school. The highly recruited prospect sat out last season as a redshirt, but promises to make an immediate impact on the field as a redshirt freshman - just like Carlos Henderson did in 2014.

Derek Edinburgh, Jr., Oline

The 6-8, 331 pound LSU transfer brings much needed size to the LA Tech offensive line. With senior Mitchell Bell moving on at right tackle, Edinburgh has a chance to step in and be a huge blocker for Kenneth Dixon in the running attack.

Secdrick Cooper, Safety

Cooper had 14 tackles and a sack as a true freshman in 2014. The New Orleans native found himself at the Bulldog's deepest position and still managed to make an impact on the field. Cooper's emergence could likely make it even easier to move Grogan to linebacker if needed.

Marlon Watts, Wide Receiver

Watts had 106 yards in seven games played as a true freshman. The rangy, 6-2 New Orleans native gives Tech an outside guy with the ability to get open down the field and the ability to go up and get the ball.

Deldrick Canty, Defensive End

Canty had 11 tackles and three sacks as a true freshman. The Baton Rouge native will be counted on to step in for Houston Bates and harass the quarterback on a consistent basis in 2015.

Tywun Walters, Jarred Craft, RBs

Craft rushed for 327 yards and 4 touchdowns as a true freshman in a backup role last season. Craft, 6-0 215 and Walters, 5-11 218, combined to rush for 4,000 yards their senior year in high school. Walters redshirted in 2014 after signing late with LA Tech. The Bulldogs will have plenty of options in the backfield this season.