Deontay Greenberry Poised to Become Top WR in Big East for Houston Cougars

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The Houston Cougars will be moving to the Big East in 2013 and looking to make a name for themselves at the BCS level. To get the job done, Tony Levine will likely have to open up his offense even more next season and rely on his talented young corps of wide receivers to become playmakers in the passing game. No receiver, however, is poised to hit greater heights next season than sophomore Deontay Greenberry.

Last season as a freshman, Greenberry put together a strong season in Conference USA. He finished third on the team in receiving, catching 47 passes for 569 yards with three touchdowns. With another year of experience, there’s even more expected out of the 6-foot-3, 195-pound wideout. His potential as a playmaker could give Levine one of the top weapons in the Big East next season, as long as he finds a way to feed him the ball.

There’s questions about who will be under center for the Cougars next fall, and it could be the difference between the passing offense taking off in 2013 and the Cougars’ entire offense sputtering in their inaugural run through the Big East. If David Piland can hold onto the starting quarterback job and provide the arm that Houston needs, it could turn the Cougars into a dark-horse candidate in the Big East next season.

Greenberry is the key to a young, deep and talented group of receivers that could take Houston over the top in 2013. His playmaking ability could be unlocked during his sophomore season and the entire Cougar offense will be opened up with him.

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