Who Will Be New Mexico's Offensive Breakout Stars?

Who Will Be New Mexico's Offensive Breakout Stars?

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Who Will Be New Mexico's Offensive Breakout Stars?

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At the wideout position, the Lobos have some speed burners in local talent Luke Wysong, one of the fast wide receivers in the Mountian West Conference. 

Wysong was not only a track star (fastest athlete in New Mexico and Gatorade player of the year), but a heck of a football star at Cleveland HS for then head coach Heath Ridenhour who is now on staff as the QB coach for the Lobos. 

Wysong played in 11 games, earning five starts and leading the Lobos with 24 receptions and 224 yards. He was also UNM’s leading punt returner and kickoff return man. 

Now add to Wysong, another star at ASU transfer Geordon Porter. He averaged 17.9 yards per catch, only 14 receptions for 250 yards, and a 63-long TD against Oregon State.

The Lobos are pretty deep now with wide receivers with players like Keyonta Lanier, Andrew Erickson, Trace Buckler TE, and Quarterback turned WR 6-2 Trae Hall (based on him recovering from last year’s injury) 

TE Trace Buckler was second on the team with 15 receptions and 194 yards … led the team with three touchdown catches, and was second on the team in scoring with 18 point

Other breakout players to consider or watch out for would be Kade Zimmermon 6-3 185, 6-6 Jacob Trussell TE from Georgetown, Texas.

Jaden Hullaby, a 6-foot-2, 223-pound versatile tight end portal transfer out of Texas, who has three years of eligibility remaining, should fit right in and immediately impact OC Derek Warehime Lobo’s offense. 

He played running back, linebacker, and quarterback in high school in Texas at Mansfield Timberview as a senior, and Bishop Dunne as a junior, winning a state title. 

He was rated No. 59 at athletes and No. 112 overall in Texas by ESPN in high school, so this guy is the real deal. 

This guy is a physical specimen at 6’2 223 lb and should immediately impact this Lobo offense, so look for him to get lots of touches of the football. 

Helping on the offensive line new faces as in 6-4 319 DJ Wingfield, and also  6-4 302 lb Collin James, a sophomore, Isle Mautautia 6-2, 295 lb, and JC Davis at 6-5 305 lb. 

So this year Lobo offensive line has two back from last year’s squad, Issak Guitierrez and Jer’ Marques Bailey. Guitierrez is projected to start this year.   

So my New Mexico Lobo Offensive Players for 2022 (I will do the Defensive guys on another story this week) 

CJ Montes QB, Miles Kendrick QB, Isiah Chavez QB, Nate Jones RB, Bobby Wooden RB, Luke Wysong WR, Geordon Porter WR, Zoe Roberts WR, Kade Zimmermon WR, Trace Bruckler TE, Jacob Trussell TE,  Jaden Hullaby TE, DJ Wingfield OT, Collin James Ol, Isle Mautautia Ol, JC Davis, Issak Gutierrez, OT JC Davis OL

So a big part of the winning equation is will the Lobos be able to put the ball into the hands of this very talented and speedy receiving core?

 Can of the offensive line protect the quarterback and open up some holes for their talented running backs? 

Of course, like any team, each year has a different vibe from the previous year and get them all on the same page to believe they can win ball games. 

This will be a huge factor for this Danny Gonzales team to get in the win column. 

If they can do that, they will win some games this year and potentially pull some upsets in games they are not expected to compete or win.


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