Agassi Prep Capsule Preview

Coach: Colt Goodman (second year)

2007 record: 5-3

Returning starters: Seven offense, eight defense

Returning letterwinners: 20

Top players: RB/DB DeVonn Porter (So.), RB/SS Bryan Beaman (So.), RB/FS Aerontay Shepherd (Sr.), RG/ILB Sam Spencer (Jr.), C/ILB Vernon Curtis (Jr.), TE/ILB Alonzo Burke (Sr.)

Top newcomers: SLB/TE Curtis Watson (Fr.), WR/CB Cody Woods (Fr.), NT/FB Deyon Christie (Fr.), ILB Jon Jones (Fr.), QB Dimitri Amos (So.), OLB/WR Ricky Beasley (Sr.), WR/OLB James Turner (Sr.), QB/FS Tavione Scott (So.)

Key losses: QB Legeary Stewart

Base offensive set: Spread option

Base defensive set: 3-4/Cover-3 zone

Outlook: The on-campus popularity of the Stars’ program is booming — 43 players came out for spring ball this year compared to only eight in 2007.

It couldn’t come at a better time for Agassi Prep, which moves from 8- to 11-man play this season.

Porter and Beaman’s speed will be key in running Goodman’s spread option attack on offense and cover-3 zone scheme on defense.

“Speed kills, and I’ve got it,” Goodman said.

The 6-foot-4 Amos, whom Goodman touts as a potential Division I basketball recruit, and Scott will share quarterbacking duties to open the season.

At the heart of the Stars’ offensive attack, though, will be Porter, whom Goodman said is a college coach’s dream.

"Porter is a true D1 prospect, not only with his skills, but his character," Goodman said.

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