Southern Miss Golden Eagles College Football Preview 2021: Top Players
Best Southern Miss Golden Eagles Offensive Player
RB Frank Gore, Fr.
It’s asking a lot to live up to the name of a Hall of Fame-caliber dad of a running back, and the junior version did just fine in his first year. He doesn’t have the same style – the 5-8, 165-pounder is more quick than pounding, but he can handle the workload.
The team leader with 708 yards and two touchdowns, he has the ability to do a whole lot more as a receiver after catching nine passes for 97 yards and a score.
2. WR Jason Brownlee, Jr.
3. OT Khalique Washington, Sr.
4. OT Arvin Fletcher, Sr.
5. QB Trey Lowe, Soph.
Best Southern Miss Golden Eagles Defensive Player
LB Hayes Maples, Soph.
The 6-2, 221-pounder might not be all that big, but he played tough for the struggling defense last year from his spot on the strongside. He was okay in his first two years, but last season he took over with 91 tackles and eight tackles for loss, hitting Tulane with 15 stops and getting to double-digit tackles five times.
2. S Malik Shorts, Soph.
3. DT Tajh Sykes, Jr.
4. LB Santrell Latham, Jr.
5. CB Natrone Brooks, Jr.
Top Incoming Southern Miss Golden Eagles Transfer
DT Montra Edwards, Soph.
It’s possible Louisville transfer Tee Webb pushes hard for the quarterback job this fall, former West Virginia Mountaineer Briason Mays should play a huge role in the center discussion, but the hope is for the 6-3, 295-pound Edwards to be a factor out of the gate on the defensive interior. A good recruit for Missouri. he didn’t see time in Columbia and now should be an instant part of the rotation.