Post 1,127 – Team Preview 2023: Camden Eastside Tigers

Camden Eastside Tigers 

August 15, 12023 

2022: 

  • 5-5 
  • Lost to Delsea in the South Jersey Group 3 semifinals and beat South Plainfield in the quarterfinals 
  • Wins included Camden, Burlington Township, and Willingboro 
  • Losses included St. Augustine, Shawnee, Pennsauken, and Cedar Creek 
  • Scored 186 points for an 18.6 average 
  • Allowed 219 points for a 21,9 average 

Graduation: 

  • TE/DE WIll Norman – Florida 
  • OL/DL Shamir Boyd – Towson 

Offense: 

  • Formation: Multiple Spread 
  • Returning Starters: 6  

Quarterback: 

  • Nazir Flack, Senior, 5-10, 175 – projected starter; basketball player out for the team 

Running Back: 

  • Roger Brown, Senior, 5-10, 175 – returning starter 
  • Calvin Johnson, Jr., Junior, 6-1, 205 – will spell Brown 

Wide Receiver: 

  • Willy Love, Senior, 6-3, 205 – 3-year starter 
  • Julius Dominguez, Senior, 5-9, 170 – returning starter 
  • Derrick Young, Senior, 6-0, 180 – projected starter 
  • Marshall Washington, Senior, 6-2, 170 – competing and part of the rotation; started on defense 
  • Scott Freeman, Sophomore, 6-4, 187 – competing and part of the rotation 

Tight End: 

  • Fatim Diggs, Senior, 6-3, 225 – 3-year starter 
  • Elijah Satchell, Sophomore, 6-3-½, 220 – will get playing time 

Offensive Line: 

  • Jaheem Reddick, Senior, 6-3, 350 – returning starter at left tackle, moving from guard 
  • Connor Felder, Junior, 5-10, 215 – projected starter at center 
  • Avery Kelly, Senior, 5-10, 305 – returning starter at right guard, moving from center 
  • Timothy Bright, Senior, 6-1, 220 – projected starter at right tackle  
  • Left guard is still being decided 

Defense: 

  • Formation: 4-3 
  • Returning Starters: 7 

Defensive Line: 

  • Rashee Bell, Senior, 6-3, 215 – returning starter at end 
  • Elijah Satchell, Sophomore, 6-3-½, 220 – projected starter at end 
  • Jaheem Reddick, Senior, 6-3, 350 – returning starter at tackle 
  • Timothy Bright, Senior, 6-1, 220 – projected starter at tackle 

Linebacker: 

  • Fatim Diggs, Senior, 6-3, 225 – 3-year starter in the middle 
  • Calvin Johnson, Jr., Junior, 6-1, 205 – projected starter on the strong side 
  • Willy Love, Senior, 6-3, 205 – 3-year starter at the rover 

Secondary: 

  • Montel Anderson, Junior, 5-9, 165 – returning starter at cornerback 
  • Marshall Washington, Senior, 6-2, 170 – returning starter at cornerback, moving from safety 
  • Julius Dominguez, Senior, 5-9, 170 – 3-year starter at safety 
  • Talib Shakir, Sophomore, 5-11, 185 – projected starter at safety 
  • Scott Freeman, Sophomore, 6-4, 187 – part of the rotation 

Special Teams: 

  • Senior Julius Dominguez is the kicker and junior CJ Miller is the punter 
  • The return men have not been decided 

Schedule: 

  • Friday, 8/25, at Irvington 
  • Saturday, 9/2, Shawnee at home 
  • Friday, 9/8, at Pennsauken 
  • Saturday, 9/16, Cedar Creek at home 
  • 9/22-23, Bye Week 
  • Saturday, 9/30, Willingboro at home 
  • Saturday, 10/7, Burlington Township at home 
  • Friday, 10/13, at St. Augustine 
  • Friday, 10/20, at Delran 
  • Thursday, 11/23, at Camden 

Concerns: 

  • Young kids playing important roles 
  • New quarterback 
  • Getting off to a fast start 

Recruiting: 

  • Washington verballed to Monmouth 
  • Diggs and Love have Power-5 offers 
  • Reddick has eight 1-A offers 
  • Dominguez is a 1-AA prospect and a very good player 
  • Brown is D2/D3 
  • Bell is a freak and only in his second year playing with interest from Villanova and others 
  • Underclassmen: 
  • Anderson and Johnson are promising juniors 
  • In the sophomore class, Freeman has offers from West Virginia, U Conn, UNC-Charlotte, and LIU 
  • Satchell is another sophomore with a West Virginia offer 
  • Skakir has the skill set and the range and is position flexible 

Coach’s Comments: 

“We play a very good schedule and we have to bring it every week. I expect us to do well and make the playoffs. Our schedule should put us in a good spot going into the playoffs and we can be competitive.” – Head Coach Melik Brown

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