Moses Skillon is listed as the No. 1 quarterback in Morgan State's first official depth chart released Wednesday.
Skillon, a senior who went 3-2 as a starter last season and helped the Bears capture a share of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference title and make an appearance in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision playoffs, is ahead of redshirt senior Seth Higgins. But coach Lee Hull said Tuesday that the coaching staff was still undecided on which quarterback would start in Saturday's season opener at Air Force.
The only other position on offense that involved some competition was tailback, where junior Herb Walker Jr., redshirt junior Lamont Brown III and redshirt sophomore Orlando Johnson were vying to start. Walker, who set a school-record 1,408 yards and scored 15 total touchdowns (13 rushing) in 2014, is ranked first, Johnson is second, and Brown is third.
The offensive line is young. Redshirt freshman Joshua Miles and freshman Cooper Clarkin are the top choices at left tackle and left guard, respectively, and the backups along the offensive front are four freshmen and one redshirt freshman.
There is perhaps only one surprise on the defensive side, but it is notable. Redshirt freshman Jordan Cry is listed as a projected starter at inside linebacker next to sophomore Damare' Whitaker in Morgan State's 3-4 scheme. Saturday's would be Cry's first action on the collegiate level.
Cry's promotion came at the expense of redshirt sophomore Greg Gibson, who had started the last 13 games of 2014 and finished the campaign ranked fifth in tackles with 68. In fact, Gibson is not even listed as a backup to either Cry or Whitaker. Their backups are freshmen Daylan Williams and Mike Gaynor, respectively.
Redshirt sophomore Jai Franklin is projected to start at nose tackle, replacing Bradley Sanchez, who graduated.