Towson adds two transfers to defending-CAA Champion team
Head Coach Rob Ambrose has confirmed that the Tigers will have at least two new transfers competing for a spot in this season’s linebacker core.
LaMonte Gaddis (Dean Junior College) and Fred Overstreet (Rutgers) have been accepted to Towson and will gear up for the Tigers’ upcoming team camp Aug. 2.
Overstreet is listed at 6 feet 1 inch, 223 pounds. Ambrose said that Overstreet decided to leave Rutgers because he wasn’t getting the playing time he desired.
Gaddis, however, played three games on special teams at the University of Maryland before transferring to Dean Junior College. At Dean, Gaddis played in six games and recorded 52 tackles, six tackles for loss and four sacks, according to the National Junior College Association cumulative statistics.
Pre-Season All-CAA defensive end Frank Beltre said he isn’t sold on the transfers yet and wants to see them in action first.
“We don’t know what they can do,” Beltre said. “We just hear things about them, but you don’t know what they can really bring to the table. We’re glad to have them, but until they prove something, we can’t really count on them like that … [When camp starts,] we’ll find out what they’re about.”
All-American safety Jordan Dangerfield shared Beltre’s concerns.
“They’re bringing what they’ve learned from the other schools here and they’re going to teach us what they’ve learned, whether it’s good or bad,” he said. “If it’s bad, we’re going to fix it. If it’s good we’ll learn from it and use it … I’ve seen them around and heard good things about them, so I hope they bring all of their talent to the team and contribute right away.”
The Tigers are scheduled to open the season against Kent State on Aug. 30.