Former Greenbrier High School standout Reggie Rice is fitting in nicely at The Citadel.
The sophomore linebacker already has had two double-digit tackling efforts in the first four games. He opened the season with 10 tackles against Weber International, then had a career-high 11 stops in the Bulldogs' win over Princeton.
For the season, Rice leads the team with 27 tackles, five more than any other The Citadel defenders. He also has one sack and two tackles for loss.
Thanks in large part to Rice's efforts, The Citadel was off to a 3-1 start in their first four games.
Rice was a sensational running back during his prep career, but he was an instant success at linebacker for the Bulldogs as a freshman in 2007.
Ho not carrying the load as expected
Coming off the season former Evans High star Cheng Ho had a year ago for Harvard, I think most people believed he was a shoo-in to be the featured back this season. However, through the Crimson's first two games, he had just five carries for 26 yards.
Last season, Ho led the team with 722 rushing yards on 152 carries. He also scored seven touchdowns.
Hopefully, Ho's workload will get heavier as the season goes on.
Harvard was 1-1 through its first two games.
Nicely slowly working his way into the offense
Jonathan Nicely is now a freshman at North Carolina Central. The talented wideout was one of the most productive receivers in Georgia a year ago, earning All-State honors after leading Evans High to a 10-win season.
So far this season, he has managed just one catch for N.C. Central, but he has played in all four games and is a player the coaching staff believes can be a star.
N.C. Central has struggled, starting this season with an 0-4 record.
Next week, I will take a look at another trio from the area, including former Greenbrier star linebacker Erik Smith.
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