We continue our 30 players in 30 days countdown today with a look at numbers 20-11. If you missed #30-21, you can check them here, and don’t forget to check back next Thursday for our revealing of the top 10!
20. Khaleb Coleman (Last Year: NR)
The sophomore receiver tallied 126 yards on 11 receptions for a touchdown last season. Don’t be surprised to see Coleman get some more playing time this fall in Liberty’s fast-paced offense.
19. Elijah James, Jr (LY: NR)
James Jr. is a JUCO transfer from Iowa Western Community College. The big, 3-star defensive lineman provided some much-needed depth on the defensive line when he chose the Flames over an offer from Kentucky. Look for James Jr. to see playing time immediately.
18. Johnny Huntley (LY: NR)
Huntley will look to boost the Flames’ tight end stable after sitting out 2018 following his transfer to Liberty from Colorado, where he played regularly on special teams for two seasons. Huntley and Buckshot Calvert are roommates, so look for some chemistry between the two.
17. Javon Scruggs (LY: NR)
Scruggs had a relatively quiet true freshman campaign in 2018. He tallied four solo tackles and forced a fumble. Look for Scruggs to drastically pick up production, if he remains healthy, at his new safety/rover position.
16. Peyton Pickett (LY: NR)
Pickett will battle for playing time this season in a crowded running back room. He impressed in the injury-indicted absence of Kentory Matthews last year, rushing for 457 yards and nine touchdowns. Pickett will likely see no shortage of playing time this fall.
15. Elijah Benton (LY: NR)
The redshirt senior and Lynchburg native started 11 games last season, missing only the UMass game due to injury. He had 76 tackles: good for a first-place tie for the team lead. Scott Symons will look to Benton to provide a veteran presence in a new-look Flames defense.
14. Bejour Wilson (LY: NR)
Wilson was probably LU’s most productive DB last year. He had 58 tackles and three interceptions in 2018, averaging 25 yards per interception return. Wilson will likely remain in the starting lineup in 2019 in an ever increasingly crowded corner room. Wilson really impressed as the season wore on last year. Expect more of the same this season.
13. D.J. Stubbs (LY: #18)
Stubbs caught a ton of passes last year. Fifty, to be exact; which was good for tenth in the nation, according to ESPN. Without the graduated BJ Farrow, Stubbs seems like a likely candidate to be one of Buckshot Calvert’s top targets. Stubbs could also see opportunities on special teams, where he was a mainstay last year.
12. Damian King (LY: #9)
If King wouldn’t have been hampered by injuries in 2018, he could have had a monster season. He played in only three games, including an eight-reception, 172 yard explosion against Army. If King can kick the injury bug, 2019 could be a huge year for him.
11. Isaac Steele (LY: NR)
Steele, a JUCO product from Mesa, Arizona, chalked up 65 tackles last season. He also had three interceptions. Steele will look to lead a safety room and he has one of the more charismatic personalities on the team.