Some new football players to tell you about as FIU is a little more than a month away from the opening of training camp on August 9.
The Panthers have begun off-season workouts and these are some of the new walk-ons to join the returning players: running back Robert Boswell (Fleming Island High). Boswell, 5-9, 174 pounds, is not a prototypcial big back, but has plenty of speed.
Brandon Bennett , right, (Pembroke Pines Charter) is a bigger back at 5-10, 215 pounds and he's also new to the team adding to the Panthers depth at the position.
FIU has also added to its depth in the secondary with former LaSalle DB Sam Gervais -- a former and now current teammate of new FIU DB Sam Miller. Gervais brings some size to the secondary at 5-10. Here is some video on the newest FIU DB: Gervais highlights
Former Middle Tennessee commit DB Sean Jenkins is also walking-on. He's also 5-10 and has played receiver before as well, but is expected to play D. He's a former Coral Reef High player.
All four of these players are eligible to play this season. However, new tight end Zach Schaubhut, a transfer from Air Force, will have to sit out this season due to NCAA transfer rules. Schaubhut was a former QB/WR as a high school player in Chipley, but moved to TE at the Air Force.
Will have more off-season football stuff for you later on.
Scott Rembisz made his first start as a GCL Marlin in a 5-1 win over the GCL Cardinals on Wednesday pitching 4 innings, allowing 3 hits, 0 earned runs and struck out. Thus far, Scott (right, thanks Alex J. Hernandez photo) has pitched 8 1/3 innings and has a 1.13 ERA. Not a bad start for the former FIU ace.
Tim Jobe signed with the Windy City Thunderbolts of the Frontier League (Independent ball). Tim's platooning at 1st base and is 1 for 8 thus far.
Less than 2 weeks before the ESPYs where Garrett Wittels is up for Best Male College Athlete. You can click HERE to vote for GW.