C-USA Releases 2021 Preseason Watch List

Conference USA released its 2021 preseason watch list, as selected by the league’s 14 head coaches on Monday. Five student-athletes from each of the conference’s 14 member institutions are recognized as key players to watch ahead of the 2021 season.

The Conference USA slate opens on Saturday, Aug. 28, and the league’s 17th Conference USA Football Championship Game is scheduled for the first week in December.


QB       Grant Wells, RS Fr., Marshall

QB       Bailey Zappe, GS, WKU

RB       Frank Gore, Jr., Fr., Southern Miss

RB       Sincere McCormick, Jr., UTSA

RB       DeWayne McBride, So., UAB

RB       D’Vonte Price, Sr., FIU

RB       Marcus Williams, Jr., GS, Louisiana Tech

WR      Jason Brownlee, Jr., Southern Miss

WR      Jacob Cowing, So., UTEP

WR      Jarrin Pierce, RS Sr., Middle Tennessee

WR      Brandon Robinson, RS Sr., Florida Atlantic

WR      Bradley Rozner, RS Jr., Rice

WR      Jyaire Shorter, RS So., North Texas

WR      Victor Tucker, RS Sr., Charlotte

OL        Shea Baker, RS Jr., Rice

OL        Jacob Brammer, RS Jr., North Texas

OL        Spencer Burford, Sr., UTSA

OL        Bobby DeHaro, RS Jr., UTEP

OL        D’Mitri Emmanuel, RS Sr., Charlotte

OL        Arvin Fletcher, RS Sr., Southern Miss

OL        Lyndell Hudson, Jr., RS So., FIU

OL        Alex Mollette, RS Sr., Marshall

OL        Joshua Mote, Jr., Louisiana Tech

OL        Jordan Palmer, Jr., Middle Tennessee

OL        Nick Saldiveri, RS So., Old Dominion

OL        Cole Spencer, RS Jr., WKU

OL        Kadeem Telfort, RS Jr., UAB

OL        Khalique Washington, Sr., Southern Miss

OL        Isaac Weaver, Sr., Old Dominion

OL        Nick Weber, RS Jr., Florida Atlantic


DL        Praise Amaewhule, RS So., UTEP

DL        Evan Anderson, Fr., Florida Atlantic

DL        Jamare Edwards, RS Jr., Marshall

DL        Jordan Ferguson, RS Jr., Middle Tennessee

DL        Elijah Garcia, RS Sr., Rice

DL        Jaylon Haynes, Sr., UTSA

DL        DeAngelo Malone, Sr. WKU

DL        Antonio Moultrie, RS Jr., UAB

DL        Dion Novil, Sr., North Texas

DL        Davon Strickland, RS So., FIU

DL        Markees Watts, Sr., Charlotte

LB        Trey Baldwin, Sr., Louisiana Tech

LB        KD Davis, Jr., North Texas

LB        Tyler Murray, RS Sr., Charlotte

LB        Jordan Young, Sr., Old Dominion

DB       Reed Blankenship, Sr., Middle Tennessee

DB       Richard Dames, Sr., FIU

DB       Zyon Gilbert, Sr., Florida Atlantic

DB       Steven Gilmore, Jr., Marshall

DB       Joe Joe Headen, Sr., Old Dominion

DB       Dy’Vonne Inyang, Sr., UTEP

DB       Antwon Kincade, Sr., WKU

DB       Kristopher Moll, Sr., UAB

DB       Naeem Smith, Sr., Rice

DB       BeeJay Williamson, So., Louisiana Tech

DB       Rashad Wisdom, Jr., UTSA


K          Briggs Bourgeois, RS Jr., Southern Miss

K          Jonathan Cruz, Sr., Charlotte

K          Brayden Narveson, RS So., WKU

K          Nick Rice, Sr., Old Dominion

P          Lucas Dean, Jr., UTSA

P          Kyle Greenwell, Jr., UAB

P          Matt Hayball, RS Jr., Florida Atlantic

P          Tommy Heatherly, Sr., FIU

P          Kyle Ulbrich, RS Jr., Middle Tennessee

PR        Justin Garrett, RS Sr., UTEP

PR        Smoke Harris, So., Louisiana Tech

PR        Talik Keaton, RS So., Marshall

LS        Nate Durham, RS Jr., North Texas

LS        Campbell Riddle, Jr., Rice


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