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Pittman’s Pocket: HBCU players, making “Big Plays” in the Preseason

Pittman's Pocket: HBCU players, making "Big Plays" in the Preseason
Pittman’s Pocket: HBCU players, making “Big Plays” in the Preseason

What can we say, these HBCU players are balling the NFL preseason. Another week of preseason football has passed and multiple HBCU alumni stood out.

Let’s talk about several players who had a solid week:

Chargers Andrew Farmer went 1/1 for tackles against the Saints. Made a good play on his only solo tackle. So far this pre-season the Lane College prospect has 4 tackles & a sack.

Markquese Bell the FAMU Rattler had three solo tackles and one assist against the Jaguars, and Isaiah Land his former teammate at FAMU finished with 2 solo tackles, one assist, and a sack against Seattle.

Emmanuel Wilson continues to tear it up for Green Bay! Wilson finished with 15 carries for 63 yards. The Fort Valley Product has many coaches’ attention. In 2 games, Wilson has 21 carries, 174 yards, 2 touchdowns, and an average of 8.3 yards per carry.

Isaiah Bolden was having a good night with the New England Patriots going for 2 tackles with one assist, before an Injury cut the Jackson State product’s night short.

Xavier Smith the start wide receiver out of Florida A&M had a decent night with a big-time catch for 25 yards, from Stetson Bennett. The former Rattler finished with 3 kick returns for 47 yards on special teams.

Kennan Isaac has been showing solid play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers racking up 5 tackles against the New York Jets Saturday night. He finished with 5 tackles, 1 forced fumble and a pass breakup.

Claudin Cherelus out of Alcorn State went had 3 tackles against the Bucs, making a big hit for the Jets. Claudin already has 6 tackles for the Jets as a linebacker as a reserve rookie.

James Houston of the Lions, of course, had a wonderful game against the Jaguars finishing with 6 tackles & a sack. The Jackson State Tiger is not slowing up his efforts in his pursuit to make Detroit a Playoff team.

The final player who truly stood out was The New Orleans Saints wideout Shaquan Davis. Shaquan had 3 receptions, 63 yards, averaging 21.0 a reception. The South Carolina State Bulldog just kept being open and making plays. New Orleans truly has a diamond. I believe they will continue to feed Davis the playbook. He will only get better.

Keep an eye on Pittman’s Pocket to learn about more HBCU prospects having a solid pre-season and learn about prospects that should be getting looked at by OUR HBCU Teams!

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