Former Armwood High School (Fla.) receiver Mat Brevi, a starter for Stony Brook, injured his knee in Wednesday's practice and will not be able to travel with the Seawolves for a homecoming game of sorts in Saturday's USF opener at Raymond James Stadium.
Brevi, whose 26 catches last season matched the most of any returning receiver, had 344 receiving yards and two touchdowns last season. Stony Brook's top receiver graduated, and another top receiver, Donald Porter, is now a starting cornerback. The Seawolves still have receiver Jordan Gush, who caught a team-best six touchdown catches last season.
Brevi nearly joined the Bulls out of Armwood, working out with USF players throughout the summer of 2006 as he tried to get admitted into school. He wasn't admitted that fall, or again for spring 2007 and wound up at Division II Fort Hays State before transferring to Stony Brook, where he is now a junior.
Stony Brook has a solid returning quarterback in Michael Coulter, whose 15 touchdown passes were the most in the Big South last season. He threw 10 interceptions, twice as many as the league low. The Seawolves' best offensive threat is running back Edwin Goins, who led the Big South with 89 rushing yards per game, averaging a league-best 6.1 yards per carry and scoring nine touchdowns.
Even without Brevi, Stony Brook has two other Armwood graduates coming home to Tampa this weekend -- kicker Wesley Skiffington and reserve linebacker Casey Callahan, the son of Armwood coach Sean Callahan.