Freshman WR Adrian Burton cleared, practices Friday
The FAU receiving corps grew by another player on Friday as freshman wide receiver Adrian Burton cleared up his eligibility issues and practiced for the first time during Friday's evening practice.
Due to NCAA rules Burton practiced without pads and won't be in full pads for a few days.
It was much too early to get an assesment from Owls coach Carl Pelini.
“He's just getting his legs,” Pelini said after Friday's second practice of the day.
Burton has been attending FAU's practices regularly since training camp opened last week.
Burton was a receiver and a defensive back for Pompano Beach-Ely. It is believed Burton will be used as a slot receiver in FAU's offense.
I asked Pelini if Burton can still have an impact and his answer was pretty simple.
“We're expecting him to,” Pelini said.
After Burton's arrival, there are just two players remaining to br cleared to practice - or maybe just one. It's believed that linebacker Adarius Glanton could be in camp soon, but running back Jarvon Anderson likely won't join the team until the fall semester at the earliest.
Hard Knocks At The Ox: Friday's Training Camp Report
- Making Plays: WR Daniel McKinney continued his solid play and had a nice long reception from QB Melvin German late in the night practice.
- Stepping Up: DT Karl James is working hard in practice and could makes things interesting on the interior of the defensive line.
- Newcomer Watch: CB Cre'von LeBlanc came in with a reputation as a hard-hitter and so far in camp has done enough to get in the rotation at corner.
- Instant Message: “The quarterbacks are dealing with a wet ball and the receivers are dealing with a wet ball. You want a little bit of it, but not a lot.”
- FAU coach Carl Pelini on practicing in the rain on Friday morning.
- Up Next: The Owls are off Saturday before returning to the practice field on Sunday at 6:30 p.m.