Six Star Football takes a look at several class of 2023 safety prospects who are raising their profile. Seevral of these athletes are already drawing significant college interest and several others are on the rise, and are prospects likely to draw the eye of college coaches this spring and summer.
Justin Bostic, 5’10, 170, FS, 2023, Palm Beach Central @JustinBostic7 (pictured)
A talented free safety prospect who is flying under the radar, Palm Beach Central 2023 Justin Bostic plays much bigger than his listed 5’10, 170-pound frame would suggest. He shows the ability to play the ball in the air exceptionally, has terrific closing speed on the ball and is a strong, physical tackler in space and is capable of delivering bone crushing hits in the secondary.. Bostic reads plays well as they develop and shows good instincts in the defensive backfield. Also a basketball standout, Bostic reports a 3.4 GPA. He is a prospect college programs should be taking notice of this spring and summer.
Vincent Brown, 5’7, 136, FS/DB, 2023, Wildwood @Vincentbrownjr1
While he’s not very big, Wildwood 2023 Vincent Brown is a hard nosed defensive back prospect who can also slide over to safety. He brings terrific speed and quickness to the field, can cover a lot of ground and play sideline-to-sideline. Despite his listed 5’7, 138-pound frame, Brown can make the big hit, separate an offensive player from the ball and brings toughness and physicality to the field. Brown made 38 tackles last season and recorded two interceptions, forced a fumble and had a team-high five passes defended. Brown also made an impact on offense last season for the Wildcats where he caught 32 passes for 324 yards and a TD in 11 games.
Kayden McCarson, 6’3, 190, SS, 2023, West Port @KaydenM12
A rising prospect in the 2023 class, West Port Kayden McCarson has terrific size at 6’3, 190-pounds for a safety prospect and brings athleticism and a projectable frame to the field., He shows terrific instincts for the ball in the West Port backfield and is a competitor that plays the game with an aggressive, all-out attitude. McCarson is quick to the ball, shows the ability to climb the ladder and use his size to defend bigger receivers and is a playmaker. McCarson is a strong tackler in space and flies around the field, covering a lot of ground quickly. With his combination of size and athleticism we see McCarson as an underrated prospect who is likely to garner college attention in the upcoming months.
Brice Summerall, 6’1, 170, DB/S, 2023, St. John Paul Catholic @BriceSummerall
A standout on the hardwood as well as the football field, St. John Paul Catholic 2023 Brice Summerall can play a variety of positions and impact a game in multiple ways. Blessed with good size at 6’1, 170-pounds, Summerall brings terrific speed and athleticism to the field and has the ability to quickly cover a lot of the field. He reads and reacts well, is capable of making big plays, whether it’s delivering a momentum-changing big hit, picking off a pass or forcing a key fumble. Summerall has also excelled on special teams covering kicks where he can use his speed and determined style of play to his advantage.
Spencer Yeager, 6’1, 170, SS, 2023, Fort Myers @spenceryeager_
Fort Myers 2023 safety Spencer Yeager is a rising prospect who after playing a key varsity role as a freshman continued to improve his sophomore season. A high IQ player with terrific vision and the ability to deliver a big hit. He has a long, rangy frame, can climb the ladder and defender passes and play safety or outside linebacker where he has the ability to get off blocks well and can help set the edge against the run. Yeager is also strong on special teams, covering kicks and punts as he uses long running strides to quickly get downfield and attack return men. Yeager recorded 25 tackles including one for loss along with an interception and a forced fumble.