Dover, Del. (Apr. 14, 2012) --- Delaware State University head football coach Kermit Blount gave his team a good review following its final spring camp scrimmage before more than 300 fans at Alumni Stadium this afternoon.

"I was pleased with the level of intensity on both sides of the ball during the scrimmage," said Blount, who is in his second year with the Hornets.  "Although we are leaps and bounds ahead of last year at this time, we have a long way to go; but overall, we were able to get a great deal accomplished during camp."

The highlight of the scrimmage was an 85-yard catch and run for a touchdown by running back Malcolm Williams (jr., Reading, Pa.), a former Temple University recruit. Williams hauled in a swing pass from Nick Elko (r-sr.; Arundel, Md.) at the 15-yard line and side stepped a would-be tackler before darting down the sideline for the score.

Williams also had a 15-yard run during the scrimmage. He  joined the Hornets last summer, but had just seven carries for 18 yards last season.  

"Malcolm certainly stood out this spring," said Blount. "He gives us some much needed speed at the half back position. If he continues to work hard and get more comfortable in our offensive system, he will be a factor for us this season."

Anthony Smith (r-fr.; Phila., Pa.) also saw time at quarterback during the scrimmage. He had several impressive throws, including a 40-yard touchdown to wide receiver Otis Best (so,; Jersey City, N.J.).

Wide receiver Justin Wilson (r-sr.; Windsor, Conn.) and offensive tackle Nail Muradymov (r-sr.; Burtonsville, Md.), each a projected starter, sat out the scrimmage for precautionary reasons after battling injuries during the 2011 season.

Nearly two dozen future Hornets were also in attendance during the scrimmage. The current high school seniors and  transfer students will join the team this summer.

"We lack depth in several positions, especially along the offensive line," Blount said. "I believe we have some kids joining us this summer who can help, but we won't know for sure until and they show what they can do on the field."  

The Hornets will begin summer camp in early August. DSU kicks off the 2012 season at home against VMI on Sep. 1. Game time is 2:00 P.M. AT Alumni Stadium.

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