Moore completed 66 percent of his passes for 2,852 yards and 24 touchdowns in 2019. He also rushed for eight TDs.
“We have to accept that and I’ve dealt with it,” said Gusler when asked about the early departures of these players. “They were talented men. But I like what we have. “
Eastern Illinois signatory Kinstin Reaves is making headlines over the returnees. The senior defender can clog the center and put outside pressure on the quarterback. Ten of his duels were lost in 2019.
“He’s decided to stay for his senior year and we’re excited to have him,” said Gusler. “He just got that attitude about him.”
Josh Agnew is also back on the defensive.
Amontae White, who recorded two interceptions in 2019, and Zamari Stevenson are giving the greyhounds high school experience, and Quantay Brown and Jalen Mills are expected to lead the linebacking corps.
Seniors Bartelo Aguilar and Collin Vinson and Junior Dalten McCullough are seasoned veterans on the offensive line, adding another player Gusler is looking forward to, 6-foot-4, 295-pound sophomore Steven Hamby. “He’s a monster,” said Gusler.
The Greyhounds have some less than proven college playmakers on the receiver, running back and QB, but Gusler is convinced of their abilities. Brown offers reps as a runner Friday night.