Transfer players could be wild cards for defense

Direct quote from Nigel Burton in regards to the transfer players:
“Our philosophy is, you sign high school players to develop and junior college players to make an immediate impact on your team.”

Michael Doman. #94. Tight end. Sophomore. 6 feet 4 inches. 265 pounds. Transferring from BYU. Coach Burton said: “[Doman] came off a mission and played at BYU this past season as a redshirt freshman. We expect him to bring a level of maturity and leadership to the team. He will give fits to tight ends everywhere, because he is a guy who can stand over tight ends at 270 pounds and make it difficult for them.”

Zack Berg. #52. Linebacker. Junior. 6 feet 2 inches. 235 pounds. Transferring from University of Wyoming. Coach Burton said: “We recruited [Berg] out of high school. He was always that next guy in for Wyoming. With the coaching change there he decided to go with a new start. We are happy to have him. The fun part when watching his highlight film is the way he can kickoff even though he is a linebacker.”

Anthony McNichols. #13. Linebacker. Junior. 5 feet 11 inches. 235 pounds. Transferred from Golden West Community College. Coach Burton said: “[McNichols] is a guy who is an athletic, savvy player. His highlight film we watched for entertainment value. He reminds you of how (All-American) Ian Sluss was his senior year, but taller. Every time you turn around [Sluss] was around the ball, getting interceptions, making plays. [McNichols] is the same way. He is a playmaker.”

Max Lyons. #10. Defensive Back. Sophomore. 5 feet 9 inches. 175 pounds. Played one season at Pierce Junior College in Los Angeles. Coach Burton said: “When you watch him on film you see a savvy football player with a high IQ. He is tough and will throw his body in there. I like how he plays with his emotions on his sleeve a little bit.”

Ian Boozer. (No Number). Kicker/Placekicker. Sophomore. 6 feet 0 inches. 185 pounds. Played at Fullerton Junior College. Coach Burton said: “He was supposed to walk on this past fall, but chose to go to Fullerton Junior College where he played very well. We could have used his consistency this past year. He is an Oregon guy who has only played football for two years, and he will get much better at it. He is an athlete.”

Patrick Onwausor. #8. Safety. Junior. 6 feet 2 inches. 225 pounds. Played one season of football at Arizona in 2012 after redshirting in 2011. Coach Burton said: “I heard he was one of the hardest working, best athletes on the team in his time at Arizona. The level or maturity that came from him when we recruited him was cool. He talked about how important it was for him to get his degree, what were his chances of playing and what kind of community service events he could get involved in.”