Kevan Walker, son of New Mexico State Aggie head football coach DeWayne Walker, is on the NMSU roster.
Kevan Walker, a wide receiver, was a part of the Oregon State program two years ago and Southern Illinois last year. He will not play for the Aggies in 2011.
Another interesting name on the NMSU roster from the first day of fall practice was Courtney Viney, a senior defensive back transfer from UCLA.
I think the Aggies have some depth and talent at running back.
Robert Clay isn’t flashy but he runs hard and plays well.
Kenny Turner is at H-back, but he will still get carries as a do-it-all talent.
Germi Morrison could be a nice player as a junior college transfer and I think Mayfield’s Brandon Betancourt has potential.
At wide receiver, Taveon Rogers made a nice grab on a long pass down the sidelines today and looks to be a No. 1 target.
Wrote a story about defensive tackle Tommy Stuart going down with a right knee injury. He’ll have an MRI on Monday.
It looked serious at the time it happened — he had to be helped off the ground and carted off the field. Stuart said after practice that he was fine, though, and he was walking and putting weight on the leg. Stuart injured the same knee at the midway point of last year, an injury which sidelined him for the remainder of the season.
The Aggies are already down two lineman and really need Stuart to recover. They just can’t afford to lose players on a defensive line that simply needs to play better in 2011.
These losses might not show early in the season, but as the schedule goes along players will wear down and injuries will happen.
Simply put, players are going to have to step up across the board and stay healthy, a tough task in a long and physical season.