The 2018 season is quickly approaching and as the offseason progresses, so too does our position previews for the NMSU Aggies!
Up next: wide receivers.
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The losses in the receiving corp are heavy, as four main contributors depart (one running back). Gone this season are:
- Jaleel Scott (79 receptions, 1,079 yards, nine touchdowns (Fourth round draft choice))
- Conner Cramer (33 receptions, 277 yards, two touchdowns (including the game winner versus South Alabama))
- Gregory Hogan (26 receptions, 272 yards, one touchdown)
Josh Aganon (eight receptions, 57 yards) also departs along with RB Rose (55 receptions, 522 yards, two touchdowns).
While the Aggies lose some top notch receivers, they still return five of the top seven including:
- OJ Clark (47 receptions, 500 yards, three touchdowns)
- Anthony Muse (40 receptions, 455 yards, two touchdowns)
- Johnathan Boone (31 receptions, 399 yards, one touchdown)
- Izaiah Lottie (20 receptions, 312 yards, four touchdowns)
Also returning this year are Jason Huntely (39 receptions, 363 yards, two touchdowns), Drew Dan (11 receptions, 91 yards) and promising TE Bryce Roberts (9 receptions, 73 yards, three touchdowns).
In addition to the talent the Aggies have returning, they also bring in a plethora of tall, talented newcomers including:
- 6’5” Caleb Mills (Dodge City CC)
- 6’5” Shea Holebrook Jr. (Monroe College)
- 6’5” TE Grant Miles (freshman)
- 6’4” Andre Bodison (New Mexico Military Institute)
- 6’4” Gavin Swinson (greyshirt last year, district track champ in HS)
- Tevis Abraham (greyshirted in 2016 and redshirted in 2017 so is included here)
As you can see, the coaches made this position a priority and made sure to get some guys who could come in and take over as the new red zone threat left vacant by the departure of Jaleel Scott.
The level of talent and depth this position has makes this an easy decision. The coaches recruited some talented players who should be able to step in and play early.
The wide receivers group is a definite upgrade.
Even without Tyler Rogers and a new starter, I think this group will put up some significant numbers with the amount of experience they have.