So we took a poll within ourselves, on who each member of the Cardinal Sports Zone family believes will be the big breakout star this year. This is both offensively and defensively.
Jeremy Wahman: Tie between Dez & Micky on Offense & I’m going with FamFam on Defense.
Shawn Barbour: Treveon Samuel on offense. He’s fast, he’s agile, and I think Bobby wants to get him the ball more in space. London Iakopo. He’s fast for a LB, but extremely physical. I think he could have a big impact if he stays healthy.
Mitch Motley: Seth Dawkins and London Iakopo
Katie Goben: Lamar Jackson because apparently winning the Heisman isn’t good enough to get some respect around here!
Jeff Nunn: Reggie Bonnafon and Trevon Young
Paige Sherrard: Dez Fitzpatrick because she *vaguely* remembers him having an awesome spring game and London on defense because has a cool name, it’s fun to say. Obviously, that alone should make him POY worthy.
Terrance Sullivan: Entire O-line and Jaire
Justin Krueger: Offense: Seth Dawkins. Has the height and athleticism to be a big-time wideout. If he gets his ball skills improved this year, probably looking at U of L’s first 1,000 yard receiver since ’07. Defense: Dorian Etheridge. He is a smart, hard-working player that excels in read and react situations. Louisville needs a solid run stopper at MLB, could be him.
The Higgy: If I had to pick one for offense Jeremy Smith. Defensive I say Jonathan Greenard