Tuesday, August 14, 2012
NMSU position previews: running backs
This summer, we preview each position on the New Mexico State football team throughout training camp and leading up to the season. We continue the series today, by looking at the Aggie running backs:
Can the Aggies run the football effectively in a downhill rushing attack?
They do have numbers at the position and figure to try and establish the ground game more this year.
Robert Clay returns for his senior season, and the team is high on incoming junior college transfer Tiger Powell — essentially, a bigger version of Clay.
Akeelie Mustafa has good moves and a nice pair of hands — while he might not bring the same production as Kenny Turner did a season ago, he hopes to provide big-play potential outside the tackles.
After sitting out last season with a foot injury, Germi Morrison is expected to suit up for NMSU, a year after coming to Las Cruces from LA Valley College.
There is competition here in this training camp battle, and it will be interesting to see how it shake out.
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