With the NCAA expected to make its announcement regarding infractions in the near future (we have no idea exactly when) and a few former scholarship players leaving the program of late, I figured it might be a good time to go over exactly where the Hurricanes stand in term of scholarship numbers by position.
Unless something has changed since Monday (in terms of walk-ons and whom Al Golden has awarded a scholarship to) my estimation is the Hurricanes have 76 scholarship players, nine fewer than the 85 allowed.
HERE IS THE BREAKDOWN
> Offense: 36 scholarship players (5 QB, 6 RB, 7 WR, 5 TE, 13 OL); 9 walk-ons
> Defense: 38 scholarship players (16 DL, 9 LB, 13 DB); 8 walk-ons
> Special Teams: 2 scholarship players; 8 walk-ons
> Totals: 76 scholarships; 25 walk-ons
QUARTERBACK (5): Stephen Morris, Sr.; Ryan Williams, Jr.; Preston Dewey, R-Fr.; Gray Crow, R-Fr.; Kevin Olsen, Fr. Walk-on (2): Garrison Lassiter, Fr.; Michael Welch, Fr.
RUNNING BACK (6): Maurice Hagens, Sr.; Eduardo Clements, Sr.; Dallas Crawford, So.; Duke Johnson, So.; Walter Tucker, Fr.; Gus Edwards, Fr. Walk-ons (2): De'Andre Johnson, Jr.; Brandon Yosha, So.
RECEIVER (7): Allen Hurns, Sr.; Phillip Dorsett, Jr.; Rashawn Scott, Jr.; Malcolm Lewis, So.; Herb Waters, So.; D'Mauri Jones, R-Fr.; Stacy Coley, Fr. Walk-ons (5): Garrett Kidd, So.; Stephen Sweeney, So.; Malik Mayweather, Fr.; Greg Golden, Fr.; Josh Johnson, Fr.
TIGHT ENDS (5): Asante Cleveland, Sr.; Clive Walford, Jr.; Beau Sandland, Jr.; Jake O'Donnell, R-Fr.; Standish Dobard, Fr.
OFFENSIVE LINE (13): Jared Wheeler, Sr.; Brandon Linder, Sr.; Seantrel Henderson, Sr.; Jon Feliciano, Jr.; Malcolm Bunche, Jr.; Shane McDermott, Jr.; Hunter Wells, So.; Ereck Flowers, So.; Danny Isidora, R-Fr.; Taylor Gadbois, R-Fr.; Alex Gall, Fr.; Sunny Odogwu, Fr.; Hunter Knighton, Fr.
DEFENSIVE LINE (16): Curtis Porter, Sr.; Kelvin Cain, Sr.; Justin Renfrow, Sr.; David Gilbert, Sr.; Shayon Green, Sr.; Luther Robinson, Sr.; Anthony Chickillo, Jr.; David Perry, Jr.; Olsen Pierre, Jr.; Ufomba Kamalu, Jr.; Jelani Hamilton, So.; Corey King, So.; Earl Moore, So.; Dwayne Hoilett, R-Fr.; Al-Quadin Muhammad, Fr.; Naim Mustafaa, Fr. Walk-on (1): Anthony Naser, Jr.
LINEBACKER (9): Jimmy Gaines, Sr.; Tyrone Cornileus, Sr.; Denzel Perryman, Jr.; Thurston Armbrister, So.; Raphael Kirby, So.; Tyriq McCord, So.; JaWand Blue, R-Fr.; Alex Figueroa, Fr.; Jermaine Grace, Fr. Walk-ons (2): Akil Craig, Sr.; Jared Goldenberg, Fr.
DEFENSIVE BACK (13): A.J. Highsmith, Sr.; Kacy Rodgers, Sr.; Ladarius Gunter, Jr.; Tracy Howard, So.; Rayshawn Jenkins, So.; Antonio Crawford, So.; Deon Bush, So.; Nate Dortch, R-Fr.; Larry Hope, R-Fr.; Artie Burns, Fr.; Jamal Carter, Fr.; Ray Lewis III, Fr.; Corn Elder, Fr. Walk-ons (6): Hugo Delapenha Jr., Sr.; Alex Irastorza, Sr.; Nantambu-Akil Fentress, Jr.; Jordan Tolson, Jr.; Andrew McClelland, Fr.; Wyatt Chickillo, Fr.
KICKERS/PUNTERS (2): Matt Goudis, So.; Pat O'Donnell, Sr. Walk-on (4): Josh Bacon, Fr.; Austin Barnard, Fr.; Ricky Carroll, R-Jr.; Grant Coffman, Fr.
LONG-SNAPPERS - Walk-ons (4): Sean McNally, Sr.; Paul Kelly, Sr.; Ronald Regula, Jr.; Frank Gabriel, So.