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2017 Team Previews: USO (Univ. Prep, /sci. Tech, and Obama)

Written by: on Sunday, August 13th, 2017

 

Head Coach: Coach Lou Berry

Assistant Coaches: Coach Damon Macklin
Coach Eric Smith
Coach Mike Logan
Coach Kenneth Wright
Coach Dennis Wolford
Coach Kenneth Johnson
Coach Andre Irish
Coach Langston Kenney
Coach Jordan Morris
Coach Kevin Williams

Team Name: USO (Univ. Prep, /sci. Tech, and Obama)

2016 Record: 6-5 overall 6-1 in league play

2017 Schedule

Key Starters Lost: Darious Shields
Darius Langston
Nasir Tatum
Sebastian Conway-Phillips
Terry Turk
Hezekiah Johnson

Offensive Starters Returning: Sr. RB Sy Alli 5’11” 190
Sr. RB Dorian Jackson 5’10” 180
Sr. WR Raujee Clerfe’ 5’10” 190
Sr. OT Donte Massie 6’3″ 280

Defensive Starters Returning: Soph. DT Rahmir Moore 6’3″ 330
Jr. DB Damon Macklin 5’6″ 150
Sr. DB Dorian Jackson 5’10” 180
Sr. LB Raujee Clerfe’ 5’10” 190
Sr. LB Steven Bermudez 5’7″ 160

Special Team Starters Returning: Sr. Return Specialist Dorian Jackson 5’10” 180

Key Newcomers: 180Soph. QB William Kenneth-Pipkins 6’0″ 170
Soph. DB Messiah Wilkerson 5’9″ 160
Soph. RB Michael Snowden 5’11” 180
Soph. LB Jabril Sherrill 5’10” 190

Key Stats:

2017 Offensive Outlook: The key for success this year will be our ability to run the football. We return three talented players who gained valuable experience last season. Sy Alli,
Dorian Jackson, and Damon Macklin will be depended upon to carry our offense as we look to groom a young quarterback. Raujee Clerfe’ had an outstanding season at the receiver position last year. He has great hands and possesses the ability to take the top off of the coverage.

2017 Defensive Outlook: Our success on the defensive side of the ball starts with defending the run. Due to early season injuries on our defensive line, we were forced to play several guys who lacked varsity experience last year. However, this should be a strength for us going into this season. Rahmir Moore looks to anchor the defensive line. We should also be strong on the back end as we return two very talented cornerbacks in Dorian Jackson and Damon Macklin. Raujee Clerfe’ and Steven Bermuduez bring plenty of productivity to the linebacking corps.

2017 Special Teams Outlook: Kicker Sebastian Conway-Phillips provided the winning points for us in last year’s City League Title game. We are still in the process of identifying someone to fill his shoes. Return Specialist Dorian Jackson is an electric kick returner who is a threat to take one to the house whenever he touches the ball.

 

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