He led the JV to a 8-2 mark last fall, rushing for 353 yards and four touchdowns and racking up a team-high 61 tackles.
“We were gonna bring him up last year as a freshman, but we said let’s keep him down,” Camardese said. “He’s big, he’s into weight-lifting and conditioning. He’s gonna be a big-time player.”
He’s one of several youngsters Camardese is raving about. Junior wide receiver Elijah Cole has impressed the coaching staff with his soft hands, game-breaking speed — he is always first on the team in sprints — and work ethic. Another junior, quarterback Micah Bucknal, will replace departed signal-caller Jarrel Turner under center. A gifted athlete, Bucknal is still adjusting to Canarsie’s spread attack, but Camardese expects him to improve as the year goes on and create headaches for opposing defenses with his running ability.
“We have a lot of talent, a lot of good athletes, young kids,” the coach said. “As they go, we’ll go. As they improve, we’ll improve.”
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