I've written this before: I think the New Mexico State Aggies are going to get strong play out of their cornerback position this year.
Here's the situation: Davon House is a junior and has been starting since his freshman season. Davon has gotten stronger and has become a better player over time. He should be a leader on the unit and could be an all-conference performer. He has a knack for the big play.
I'm also excited to see the play of Jonte Green at the other cornerback spot. Green is a redshirt sophomore who is expected to start at the other corner spot. The coaching staff was high on him coming out of spring ball and I expect him to step in and perform immediately.
Another intriguing player is Eric Hunter, a freshman, from Los Angeles, Calif. Will Hunter play right off the bat? Tough to say, but the talent is there for him to make an impact.
It's going to be wild to see the transformation the Aggies make this year on the football field. They will be much better defensively. One of my biggest complaints the last few years was that the talent wasn't dispersed evenly throughout the roster. The team would have seven receivers who could make plays and two defensive backs who were forced to fend for themselves. Things will be more balanced this year.
NMSU needs to be steady throughout all phases of its game. That means having a good ground game, to not turn to ball over when throwing, play stout defense and a have kicking game that plays field position battles well. Will it happen overnight? No. Are the pieces starting to be built? I think so.
Can't wait for Week 1. I really can't wait anymore.