Small School Spotlight: Week 8

Written by Will Spencer on October 27, 2009

Every week, Draft Breakdown will bring you three standout players from “small” schools. We’ll cover a player from Division 1-AA, Division II and Division III. Here are this weeks spotlight players.

Division I-AA

Armanti Edwards
QB – Appalachian State
6’1″ 184 lbs

Appalachian State QB Armanti Edwards was all over the field this week against Georgia Southern. Edwards accounted for almost 400 yards of total offense as he was a passing and rushing threat. The senior finished the game going 26 of 34 for 320 yards, 3 TDs and zero interceptions, and ran the ball 6 times for 61 yards in the victory.

Division II

Quintez Smith
DB – Shaw
6’1″ 187 lbs

Senior defensive back Quintez Smith continues to have an impressive season as he dominates opposing offenses. Smith grabbed an interception against Livingstone, but it just happens to be his ninth of the season. Smith has shown he’s a threat to score whenever the ball is in his hands as he’s scored on four interception returns and 2 fumble recoveries so far this season.

Division III

DeRon Brown
5’8″ 180 lbs

Even though MIT was unable to pull out a victory over Salve Regina this week, it wasn’t for lack of effort from senior running back DeRon Brown. Brown had a huge day as he carried the ball 41 times for 247 yards and 2 touchdowns. DeRon now has 1257 yards for the season, which is tops in Division III, and has also recorded 10 rushing TDs.

Check back next week for more Small School Spotlight players!

Will Spencer

Will is the founder and President of Draft Breakdown & has been scouting draft prospects since 2002. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including the USA Today Draft Preview Magazine, the official website of the Baltimore Ravens, Ravens Insider and The Orange and Brown Report. Will has previous playing experience as a defensive end in the AFA, is currently a member of the Football Writers Association of America and graduated from the SMWW Football Scouting course in 2009.

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