RANKINGS ID COVERAGE | Top DB/S prospects shine at RANKINGS ID Showcase (2024-25)— We look at some of the impressive rising defensive back prospects in the 2023-24 classes who made some noise at the annual Six Star Football RANKING ID Showcase on April 9 at Deputy Scott Pine Stadium in Windermere, Fla.
Santana Alvarez | 5’10 | 165 | CB | 2024 | Okeechobee @Santana71786013
Everglades High School class of ‘24 corner, Alvarez had 9’6 broad jump mark, the fourth best at the 6Star Football Orlando Showcase among corners that attended the event, no doubt Santana is a guy that is a fine athlete and will look to use that skillset on the field to be a key play maker in the secondary unit in 2022. One of the class of ‘24 corners that showed some good footwork and movement, a player we think can be a key cover man to take notice of with the program at Okeechobee.
Jack Briley | 6’0 | 168 | CB | 2024 | Navarre @jackson_briley
Briley had a big time mark set in the pro agility, tops among all corners at the 6Star Football Showcase in Orlando of 4.28. Also turned in a broad jump distance of 8’9. You have to like this guys speed and footwork, a player that can be a stick to his man like glue defensive back and one of those guys we think has one of the top future upsides among attendees at the event, Briley has the athletic skills to be a name to know in 2022. Briley was selected as a top performer and will be attending TheFINALS All-America Showcase on Memorial Day Weekend in Kansas City.
Kai Eli | 5’7 | 125 | CB | 2025 | Navarre @kai_eli25
Eli is an athletic play maker and just a class of ‘25 from Navarre, a player that can have some good movement and footwork, Eli will look to be one of the top Navarre’s athletes in the 2025 class coming up, also is a talented baseball player at Navarre. No doubt athletes make good football players and we could see Kai’s game becoming a very good one for the secondary unit in the years to come.
Justin Fowler | 5’5 | 120 | CB | 2025 | Miami Lakes @_6problemz_
Fowler showed he was a very impressive stick to his man cover corner at the 6Star Football Showcase, might not be the biggest DB right now but showed he has excellent footwork on the field and also was both an aggressive play maker and a player that had some good hands to be a break up the pass corner, no doubt a guy that can play the position smart and be a nice disruptor in the defensive backfield for Miami Lakes.
Marcus Grant Jr | 6’0 | 153 | CB | 2024 | Apopka @marcusgrantjr3
A good looking athlete in the secondary unit from the powerhouse program of Apopka, Grant clocked a pro agility time of 4.63 and turned in a distance of 8’11 in the broad jump at the 6Star Football Showcase in Orlando. Grant is a player that was one of the most athletic built players at the Showcase, 6-0 frame also for bigger height among the corners, Grant has been a guy that has some very good timing on making plays against the football, has a lot of range and is a very impressive and athletic play maker on the deep balls down the field.
Torra Kelly | 5’9 | 143 | CB | 2024 | Deerfield Beach @certifiedtj05
Good speed threat from Deerfield Beach, Kelly turned in a good time in the pro agility of 4.41 (tied for sixth best among CBs) and had a broad jump of 8’9, good looking numbers from an athlete that could be a nice impact man to take some notice of in the Deerfield Beach defensive backfield. One of those players that is both a big time looking athlete and a play maker on the football field. One of the top potential players at the event, showed impressive speed, footwork and agility and is a name we think you will be hearing a lot of good things from in 2022 as a key impact maker for Deerfield Beach.
Mikail Lee | 5‘10 | 144 | CB | 2024 | William T. Dwyer @Mikail_Lee4
Was fifth best in the broad jump among corners at the 6Star Football Showcase with a distance of 9’5 and also had a very impressive pro agility time of 4.41, tying for sixth best time in that event among corners at the Showcase. A very impressive player, built lean and athletic for his frame. Lee is one of the top make a big tackle against the run corners that attended the event, a downhill player with a lot of range and one of those guys that has nice closing speed in the open field to make several come up and blow the play up kind of plays.
Akil Patterson | 5’6 | 130 | CB | 2025 | East Colonial@2025Apatterson
Patterson is a play maker that can make some big plays and is a guy that we think could emerge into a nice cover corner for East Colonial. Will be looking to use his speed and footwork to shut guys down and be a guy that can come up with some big plays in the secondary unit and be an impact maker, just a class of ‘25, Patterson has three big years in front of him to show off his skills.
Herlin Perry Jr | 5’9 | 150 | CB | 2025 | LaSalle @HerlinPerry5
One of the top performers in the class of 2025 at the 6Star Football Showcase in Orlando, this corner from LaSalle had a pro agility time of 4.43 and a broad jump of 9’9. Perry is a track star also that shows off the speed on a regular basis, lean and athletic you can see a lot of big time potential for this LaSalle product to be a very good one in the coming year and a younger player to take some notice of on the radar as well. Perry is a player that gets into the right position and place on the field to make a lot of key and impressive plays on the football in the air, no doubt a smart play maker and defender also.
David Trent | 5’10 | 145 | CB | 2024 | Okeechobee @DJTrent13
Trent will be one of the players to have on the watch list for 2022, an Okechobee class of ‘24 corner, looks to be a smart play maker in their secondary unit and will be a junior that will look to bring experience and knows the system well there. Trent will be a guy that could be an impact maker for the defense and one of the guys the team has some big defensive expectations for coming up.
Cooper Watson | 5’7 | 135 | CB | 2025 | Bloomingdale @coopwatson2
Watson is a player that was a ‘25 corner that looked very good with his hands and ability to use his feet at the 6Star Football Showcase in Orlando. A Bloomingdale High player, Cooper showed he can be a very aggressive player and use his hands well to throw guys off their routes and make it tough on them in the secondary unit to make catches and plays on the football. Watson is a guy that plays smart and knows how to defend, a player to watch out for this upcoming season at Bloomingdale.
Nathan Williams | 6’1 | 155 | CB | 2024 | Everglades @nathan_will25
Williams clocked a pro agility mark of 4.53 and turned in a broad jump distance of 8’9.5, one of those corners at the event you could see had a lot of nice upside to his game, good footwork and a nice competitor that brought that hungry attitude to the field. Williams is a play maker that can use his very athletic frame to make big time plays on the football, a player that has impressed and one of the guys that looks to be a ‘24 DB to have on the next level radar for players to know for colleges. Williams is fast, athletic and plays the position smart.
Jacquez Wilson | 5’10 | 141 | CB | 2025 | Springstead @Jacquez_era13
Speed is there for Wilson, a good looking natural athlete that can make the big plays happen, class of 2025 out of Springstead. Wilson who can play both CB and SS, is a powerful hitter, one of those guys that can read a play quickly then explode to the ball and make a huge play happen. Tough and physical with some speed, Wilson has also seen some time on the offensive side of the football and made some nice runs happen out of the backfield. A good looking athlete with both power and speed that we think will be a key against the run defender and nice hard hitter to take some major notice of in 2022.