2010 Defensive Prospects for UCF

With the 2009 class just about wrapped up, and the decision of Kwame Geathers still in the balance, the Knights will turn more of their attention toward the class of 2010. The Knights have made good connections in Georgia and Florida and those connections are coming through with their early targets for 2010. Today we'll look at who UCF is looking at on defense.

Potential Defensive ends-

Who they like:

Corey Lemonier: DE from Hialeah, he is quick and strong. His raw athletic ability will allow him to see the field immediately. He has gone on record saying he wants to remain in-state and might be the best player at his position in the nation when it's all said and done. UCF has already offered him.

Anthony Williams: DE From McDonough (Ga.), he is already holding numerous offers from schools like Auburn, Georgia Tech and Stanford. This talented DE wants to play early, somewhat close to home and on a strong D-line. With UCF offering all these things, and sounds as if they offer Williams they will be right in the mix.

Henry Anderson: DE from College Park (Ga.), a lengthy 6'6" pass-rusher, that with a little added weight could be a dominant DE at the next level. Already features offers from several schools including UCF.

My take:
I feel this is a year the Knights focus on DE after missing on several of their top prospects at the position last year. It will be an easier task than usual as the states of Florida and Georgia both feature several talented DE's.

Potential Defensive tackles-

Who they like:
Calvin Smith: DT from Hialeah, being courted alongside teammate Corey Lemonier, Smith in his own right is earning some impressive offers, including one from UCF.

My take:
After the class of ‘09, this is not really a position of need, but if they could land Smith and Lemonier, they would be more than willing to take on another DT.

Potential Linebackers-

Who they like:

D.J. Price: LB from Tallahassee, a quick hard-hitting backer. He is a little undersized, but should fit in quite nicely on the outside.

Jeff Luc: From Port St. Lucie, he stands at 6'1", 235lbs. He is the prototypical middle linebacker. The competition will be stiff though, as Luc recently picked up offers from Miami and UF. He is the best MLB prospect in the state in my opinion. He hasn't been offered by UCF yet, but I'd be surprised if he doesn't pick one up soon.

My take:
They have landed several quality prospects at LB in the past couple classes, but if they could land a special talent like Luc, that would make 2010 a very special class.

Potential Cornerbacks-

Who they like:

Lo Wood: CB from Apopka, talented cornerback from the area. He is a ball-hawking corner, with pure tackling ability. He is a special prospect as is shown in his numerous offers already, including one from the Knights.

Garry Peters: CB From Conyers (Ga.), a 6'1" corner with 4.4 speed. He attends Heritage High School, which is the same school the Knights plucked Chance Henderson from. Peters is a special talent at the corner position and has the ability to see the field immediately.

My take:
Corner will still be an area of focus as the Knights will look to land 2-3 quality corners.

Potential Safeties-

They like:

Jordan Thomas: S from Endicott (NY), 6'1" 205, runs a 4.4. He is a talented two way prospect that is best suited as a safety. He has sideline to sideline speed and can hit. He is a playmaker.

Gideon Ajagbe (pictured above): S from Coconut Grove, he is a pure tackler. He wraps up in near perfect form and drives through. He plays a lot faster than his listed 40 time of 4.7. He is a hard hitting safety that knows what to do when the ball is in the air. He holds offers from UCF, UF, Florida St. and others.

My take:
The Knights could add two safeties to this class and a versatile player like Ajagbe (he can play linebacker as well) would be a huge boost to the program.


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