NEW YORK -- It's that time of year when just about every top college football player in the country ends up on a preseason award watch list.
Hurricanes receiver Phillip Dorsett became the latest player at UM to end up on one Tuesday afternoon when the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation selected him as well as nine other receivers from the ACC to the preseason watch list for the Biletnikoff Award, given to the game's top receiver each season.
The list, which includes 75 names in all, won't get cut down to 10 semifinalists until Nov. 18 and three finalists until Nov. 25 before the award itself is handed out Dec. 12 during the The Home Depot College Football Awards Show on ESPN.
Of all the Hurricanes nominated for preseason awards Dorsett, sophomore tailback Duke Johnson and quarterback Stephen Morris are the players who I think have the best shot at actually reaching the semifinal stage and perhaps beyond.
Other Hurricanes on preseason watch lists:
> Paul Hornung Award (most versatile player in college football): RB Duke Johnson.
> Maxwell Award (College Player of the Year): RB Duke Johnson and QB Stephen Morris.
> John Mackey Award (top tight end): TE Clive Walford.
> Rimington Award (top center): C Shane McDermott
> Ray Guy Award (top punter): P Pat O'Donnell
> Outland Trophy (outstanding interior lineman): OG Brandon Linder