i give our class an A based on the needs we filled. I was happy with the new D-linemen especially.
I agree with this.
Also, keep in mind that we instantly turned our biggest weakness in 2018 (punt returns) into a strength with the signing of JaMichael Baldwin. That should result in about 50 additional yards of field position each game.
One of the finest defensive linemen ever to put on the blue and gold was 5-10 and 250 pound nose guard Akinyele Igunmuyiwanamed, formerly known as Ernest Riddick, played back in the mid 80's earning three consecutive (1984-86) first-team All-MEAC honors. In 1986 he was Sheraton Black College All-American and an NCAA Division I-AA All-American.
Trues, go watch the tape on Ward and you will quickly see why we signed him. He is a beast of a run stopper, extremely quick off the ball, and what my daddy used to call "country cock strong" - plus coming out of Tarboro where all they do is put out top D-1 talent and win state championships every year.
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