South Florida '18- The CBs

South Florida '18- The CBs

DMoney
Three of the top corners in the NFL are Patrick Peterson (Broward), Xavier Rhodes (Miami-Dade) and Janoris Jenkins (Palm Beach). This is a region that produces corners. But I can’t remember a class with this much size and ability. There are several NFL starters in this group and a bunch of guys who will make waves in college.

*= verified numbers

Tyson Campbell- 6’3, 181, 4.47* (American Heritage)- One of the biggest freaks we’ve ever had down here. State champion in 100M (10.4) and 200M (20.8). Already huge and may not be done growing. Willing tackler who could also play safety. Reminds me of a bigger, faster Artie Burns.

[HUDL]video/3/4553946/5873c1293deaab0d7c554db0[/HUDL]

Patrick Surtain, Jr.- 6’2, 192, 4.57* (American Heritage)- It’s rare to have a prospect like Tyson Campbell. It’s even more rare to have a guy like Surtain in the same class. And it’s unthinkable to have two corners that gifted on the same HS team. Like Campbell, Surtain is big and fast (10.87 100M) but he has the added ability to score with the ball in his hands. Still not a finished product at corner.

[HUDL]video/3/4267348/584f2e14c124de1b34a315cf[/HUDL]

Al Blades, Jr.- 6’, 170* (St. Thomas)- Aggressive, wiry corner with a big personality. Dominates top receivers in camp settings. Excellent feet. 3.95 verified shuttle as a sophomore. Quicker than fast. Plays in a rotation with 2019 stud Jaden Davis. Can be too aggressive at times and needs to improve his patience. A coach like Rumph is perfect for him.

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/4285146/588ec8193deaaa3ce0c938c7

DJ Ivey
- 6’1, 170* (South Dade)- Long, lanky corner with the feet of a little man. Extremely smooth and fluid. Missed most of his junior year but exploded as a senior with 5 INTs. Excellent IQ and recognition skills. Speed is the only thing holding him back from five-star status.

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/4754675/59fc796d066be22cfc058e77

Asante Samuel, Jr.- 5’9.5, 165* (St. Thomas)- Maybe the best high school corner on the list. Elite feet and balance. Makes plays on the ball like his father. Big-time special teams player who has blocked multiple kicks. Has some Vernon Hargreaves, Jr. in his game. Lacks great size and speed but is a pure player.

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/4316412/5a2565edbd6abe0574dd01d4

Keidron Smith- 6’2, 180, 4.72*(Oxbridge)- Ascendant athlete. Excels in basketball and brings some of that explosion and coordination to the corner position. I’ve heard comparisons to a taller Corn Elder and it fits. Flashes physicality.

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/4564211/59d9aad73449340d10c43318

Divaad Wilson- 6’, 180, 4.62* (Northwestern)- Looks the part of an elite corner. Long arms, sturdy frame and excellent athleticism. Strong hands to snatch INTs. I’ve heard mixed things about his mental makeup but he has sky-high upside.

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/4366568/59d6b5f0da518f197cc6ad93

Nigel Bethel- 6,’ 170 (Northwestern)- Size/speed prospect with intriguing upside. Played mostly receiver for the state champion Bulls and made big plays at key moments. Caught my eye with an explosive catch-and-run against Central. 10.78 in the 100M and handtimed at 4.38 in the 40. Contributes on special teams as well.

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/8037753/5a2f6974b0191611b09692dd

Teshuan
Smith- 6’2, 170 (Western)- Underrated player from an underrated program. Natural corner movement. Fluid with some ball skills. Reminds me a bit of DJ Ivey. NC State commit.

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/4042932/59c6c6e96e8b9c01a024f3bf

Stanley Garner- 6’1, 170 (Dillard)- Like Keidron Smith, Garner is a long two-way player who stars on the hardwood. Has the coordination and bounciness you would expect from a hooper. Cornerback feet. Intriguing potential as he gets stronger and more physical. Kentucky commit.

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/7401871/5a0b67c06e812b12606198d6

Miguel Edwards – 5’11, 169* (Deerfield Beach)- Oklahoma commit with smooth, versatile game. Key member of a dominant Bucks defense. Played some safety last year for Coconut Creek but projects as a corner. Good tackler.

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/4716488/57e0365811fa7f055079bddb

Marquis Williams- 5’9, 165* (Cardinal Gibbons)- Like Edwards, Williams is a classic South Florida corner- undersized, quick and competitive. Plays bigger than his size with the ball in the air. Excellent change of direction. Dangerous with the ball in his hands. Pitt commit.

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/9011192/59a4294b5cb44c3114424612

Chandler Jones
- 5’10, 173 (Central) Smooth mover who can mirror all day. Best in off-coverage. Undersized with average speed. Excellent feet. Pure cover corner. Louisville commit.

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/5241660/5a1efe905b3cea0ca8cef626

Teja Young – 5’11, 170 (Palm Beach Lakes)- One of the more underrated corners in the class. HS QB with very good shake in the open field. Not overly long but well put-together. Has some pop as a tackler. Colorado State commit.

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/7984042/59d4467e578eaf23d42447d7

Jamari Brown- 6’1 170 (Ely) Speedy talent from Patrick Peterson’s old school. Good size and natural tools. Makes plays at receiver. Raw on defense. Kentucky commit with upside.

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/7599835/5a0b5dc115f640034498c511

Noah Pierre- 5’9, 170 (Champagnat)- Fun player who is starting to generate Power 5 interest. Undersized but twitched up with outstanding short-area burst. Can deliver a jolt. Excellent feet and ball skills. Slot corner traits. Won a state championship at Champagnat after spending his junior year at Hallandale.

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/6083220/581fd870688ec31d8c8bae16

Kenih Lovely- 5’10, 167 (Delray Beach Atlantic)- Rock-solid corner who just won a state championship for Atlantic, a noted DB factory. One of the top ballhawks in Palm Beach. Not afraid to come up against the run. Average speed but athletic. Dwyer transfer. Western Michigan commit.

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/4769999/5833affedfd8b905a80b44ea

Ron Hardge III- 6’, 167, 4.8* (Cardinal Gibbons)- Productive member of a gifted Gibbons secondary. Lacks explosion but plays with instincts. Could end up at safety or corner. Illinois commit.

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/5277703/59a42900664c8910985fdbf5

Yanez Rogers, Jr.- 6’1, 170 (Ely)- Dynamic HS QB who made some highlight reel plays as a senior. Lightning quick. Can make defenders look silly in short spaces. Average speed. Needs to get stronger. Cincinnati commit.

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/6536955/5a0eedb8386ea909f40be203

Avery Thornton- 6’1, 175, 4.8* (Boyd Anderson)- Two-way player with some length and athleticism. Does not have great speed but moves well. Decommitted from UCF following Scott Frost’s departure.

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/4001509/5721e872c124573b548e7651

Traquan Butler- 5’9, 170 (Southridge)- Undersized, feisty Killian transfer who some have called a poor man’s Trajan Bandy. Twitchy and competitive. Good ball skills (5 INTs as junior).

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/5439068/5a14b2e00c53d827384f5ec4

Eric “Dank” Smith- 5’10, 170 (Norland)- South Florida dog who plays reckless. Lines up at safety for Norland but projects as a corner at the next level. Good feet on the camp circuit. Comes from a program that produces as much NFL talent as anyone. Shocked he doesn’t have more Group of 5 offers.

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/4508759/59f0a9995ca9210b28ebc80a

Jamal Anderson- 6’1, 170* (South Dade)- Big corner with ball skills. Will go up and high-point the football. Had two INTs against Coral Gables earlier this season. Speed is the question mark. May end up at safety.

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/7078152/5a2a0a163df561105c2aa718

Jermaine McMillan (Booker T)- 6’2, 185- Wiry corner who plays aggressive. Has some stiffness and may fit best at safety. UCF commit.

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/9392719/59d6745ea0223607b8a8be0b

Bryand Rincher- 5’9, 147, 4.43* (Piper)- Arguably the fastest corner in the country. Timed at 10.3 in the 100M. Still developing as a football player. Fearless and explosive tackler despite his size. Can flip his hips. Decommitted from Western Kentucky to sign a track scholarship with FSU.

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/6736037/57e560bbbd75201524e329d1
 

Comments (48)

The skill positions in South Florida are unparalleled every year (almost every school has a south Florida skill position player or two on their roster), but this year's CB class is historically good.
 
This is why it don't matter WHO you get at db. Just pick any 3-4 bodies here from the top 10-12 kids here. Not a dimes worth of difference in terms of college potential.
 
Unreal CB talent this year. It’ll be interesting to see if the highest ranked guys turn out to be the best players. There’s almost always a couple lower tier guys who wind up outplaying the higher rated guys. I wonder who those guys will be from this class.
 
I really like the potential Stanley Garner has. Of all the guys that we aren’t recruiting he has the most upside in my eyes. Long lanky CB with all the physical traits to be successful. I expect him to be one of the guys that we look back and say how did he end up at UK.
 
Unreal CB talent this year. It’ll be interesting to see if the highest ranked guys turn out to be the best players. There’s almost always a couple lower tier guys who wind up outplaying the higher rated guys. I wonder who those guys will be from this class.

The 2-3* guys who blossom into NFL players tend to be raw, two-way athletes with measurables. Guys that fit the bill this year are Keidron Smith, Nigel Bethel, Divaad Wilson, Stanley Garner and Jamari Brown. It will be interesting to see which of those guys really embraces being a full-time defender.

Teshuan Smith is a guy I wish I saw live. He moves like a corner and appears to have good size in his highlights.
 
Unreal CB talent this year. It’ll be interesting to see if the highest ranked guys turn out to be the best players. There’s almost always a couple lower tier guys who wind up outplaying the higher rated guys. I wonder who those guys will be from this class.

The 2-3* guys who blossom into NFL players tend to be raw, two-way athletes with measurables. Guys that fit the bill this year are Keidron Smith, Nigel Bethel, Divaad Wilson, Stanley Garner and Jamari Brown. It will be interesting to see which of those guys really embraces being a full-time defender.

Teshuan Smith is a guy I wish I saw live. He moves like a corner and appears to have good size in his highlights.

Did the coaches get to see these guys at Paradise Camp?
 
Surtain still not a finished product at CB?

He's had the best coaching imaginable. Not finished is a strange take.
 
Surtain still not a finished product at CB?

He's had the best coaching imaginable. Not finished is a strange take.

Huh? What high school kid at any position is a finished product really? Some are further along then others to reaching their true potential but who the hell is coming out of high school as a finished product?
 
Unreal CB talent this year. It’ll be interesting to see if the highest ranked guys turn out to be the best players. There’s almost always a couple lower tier guys who wind up outplaying the higher rated guys. I wonder who those guys will be from this class.

We will find out in 2 years when a certain portion of our fan base cries over our staff "missing" on those players.
 
Unreal CB talent this year. It’ll be interesting to see if the highest ranked guys turn out to be the best players. There’s almost always a couple lower tier guys who wind up outplaying the higher rated guys. I wonder who those guys will be from this class.

We will find out in 2 years when a certain portion of our fan base cries over our staff "missing" on those players.

Actually, evaluating recruits is integral to building a great program. So, if we wind up shunning some local kids who turn out better than the guys we sign, then the coaches should take heat.
 
Unreal CB talent this year. It’ll be interesting to see if the highest ranked guys turn out to be the best players. There’s almost always a couple lower tier guys who wind up outplaying the higher rated guys. I wonder who those guys will be from this class.

The 2-3* guys who blossom into NFL players tend to be raw, two-way athletes with measurables. Guys that fit the bill this year are Keidron Smith, Nigel Bethel, Divaad Wilson, Stanley Garner and Jamari Brown. It will be interesting to see which of those guys really embraces being a full-time defender.

Teshuan Smith is a guy I wish I saw live. He moves like a corner and appears to have good size in his highlights.

I like Keidron and Wilson the most out of that less-heralded group. Garner is intriguing too. I don’t know about Bethel’s toughness as a defender.
 
Unreal CB talent this year. It’ll be interesting to see if the highest ranked guys turn out to be the best players. There’s almost always a couple lower tier guys who wind up outplaying the higher rated guys. I wonder who those guys will be from this class.

We will find out in 2 years when a certain portion of our fan base cries over our staff "missing" on those players.

Actually, evaluating recruits is integral to building a great program. So, if we wind up shunning some local kids who turn out better than the guys we sign, then the coaches should take heat.

Yeah, that's true. I'm just saying, we can not get every good player out there. Some are bound to end up elsewhere and perform well. We take the best possible players and do our best to develop them, and shouldn't worry too much about the guys that go elsewhere and exceed expectations.

I'd much rather that happen than keep losing 4-5 star players to other programs, and wondering what if.
 

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190
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200
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