ST. LOUIS — With college coaches across the country evaluating film and gearing up for a return to camp season, Six Star Football takes a look at several of the top DB prospects in the St. Louis area in the 2021 class that college programs are sure to be following in the upcoming months.
Adrian Forbes, 5’9, 160, DB/WR, St. Mary’s. @adupnext4
A two-way player who looks to use his speed and athleticism to set himself apart. Although he makes his big impact on defense, Forbes was a homerun option on offense last season. On six targets Forbes had 189 yards and two touchdowns and averaged 31.5 yards per reception. As a defender he can track down opponents for score-saving tackles and has good length and can get up and keep the ball away from opponents. Forbes is a physical player who has good balance and can stay on his feet. Look for Forbes to have a more productive season overall.
Jordan Calvin, 5’11, 195, DB, DeSmet @officialjordo2x
An all-around defensive standout who can see time as a LB, S or a DB. Calvin has good size at 5’11, 195-pounds and has an eye for the ball. He can get up and make plays in the backfield but Calvin is at his best in open space and around receivers. He can pick off passes and is great at overwhelming opponents and keeping them out of position. Last season the state champ helped DeSmet shut down opponents, recording 49 tackles, 26 solo, four tackles for loss and two interceptions. Calvin currently holds an offer from Northeastern State University. Calvin is also a standout in the classroom as he reports a 4.0 GPA.
Jordan Greer, 6’3, 170, DB/ATH, Trinity @J0rdann2x
Greer is an interesting athlete with great size, length and the ability to see time in a variety of positions on both sides of the ball. A 6’3, 170-pound player who has good force and strength and can also get up and make plays. He has good hands and shows a developing skill set. Greer is a tough player and has quick feet and a great work ethic on and off the field. Greer has been posting workout sessions on Twitter showing attention to his footwork and overall speed. In April Greer picked up his first D1 offer from Austin Peay State.
Tyler Hibbler, 6’1, 190, DB/S, Trinity @t_hibb2x
Hibbler is a terrific prospect and an all-around ball hawk who flies around the field and breaks up plays. He hits hard in space and has terrific speed and the ability to control the field and direct traffic. A high IQ talent with great athleticism. Hibbler set a tone defensively last season recording 61 tackles, seven tackles for loss, three forced fumbles and one interception. Hibbler holds offers from a host of Power five Schools including Mizzou, Nebraska, Washington State, Michigan State and Memphis to name a few. Hibller has yet to commit to a program.
One of the state’s top prospects in the 2021 class, Johnson is a lock-down corner with all the tools to excel at the Power 5 level and perhaps even byond. He has terrific length, the ability to quickly break on the ball and can lock up even the best of receivers on an island. He is a terrific competitor as well who takes on the challenge of covering the opposing team’s best players. Johnson is also an elite-level receiver who created mismatches on the perimeter with his speed and playmaking abilities. He recorded seven INTs last season and caught six TD passes. Johnson has committed to play at Ohio State.
Myles Norwood, 6’2, 170, CB, 2021, Trinity @Myless2x1
A once underrated prospect who is receiving the attention he deserves. Norwood has had a strong offseason picking up offers from Austin Peay, Missouri State, SEMO, UNI and Youngstown to name a few. He’a a tall prospect at 6’2, 170-pound athlete who has great speed, good length (77’ wingspan) and a strong competitive nature and terrific conditioning. He plays hard and is good at using his speed to his advantage. Norwoof has also been posting his offseason and quarantined workouts on Twitter showing attention to his speed and strength training.
Kevin Pointer Jr., 6’0, 177, DB, 2021, Trinity @kevinpointer121
Another good player for Trinity and an underrated prospect who has good size, good speed and a good eye for anticipating plays. Pointer runs well as uses his frame and length to his advantage. A 6’0, 177-pound player who is smart and provides strong coverage over the top but can get to the ball and create problems and make strong and powerful hits on the ball carrier. Pointer recently picked up an offer from Quincy University and has received interest from other programs.
AJ Taylor, 6’0, 190, RB/FS, 2021, Christian @AJTaylor_
A pure athlete who uses his athleticism and makes plays quickly after the snap. Taylor has a strong IQ and he processes plays well and comes away with the ball. A unique playmaker on both sides of the ball. Taylor has terrific rhythm and a nice bounce to his step. He tallied 67 tackles, 40 solos, six tackles for loss, two fumble recoveries and two interceptions. Taylor also recorded 931 total yards, (579 rushing, 352 receiving) and had 12 total TDs (eight rushing). Taylor makes good moves with and without the ball and shows a good upside given his athleticism and technique.