UF Mid-Season Recruiting Report Card DB's

The University of Florida and head coach Will Muschamp currently have 15 public commitments for the class of 2014. By the time National Signing Day comes and goes the Gators could end up with a class size of around 22 with expected attrition at the end of the season. Today we take a look at the mid-season recruiting report card for the defensive backs.

Defensive Backs: B+

The Gators are in search of five defensive backs and with a little less than three months before NSD they are right on track with four committed players at this time.

Quincy Wilson:

Quincy Wilson checks in at the No. 42 ranked safety prospect at 6-foot-2, 195-pounds. From Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) University School of Nova S. Wilson has the ability to play multiple positions in the defensive backfield.

Scout.com take:

Wilson should be listed as a DB, he has consistently stated that he wants to play CB at the next level. His size (6-2 plus, 195 plus) would indicate more of a Safety. Very experienced, makes plays, and is consistent in coverage. Not afraid to compete. Has the type of size that colleges covet at corner and does an excellent job of jamming at the line of scrimmage. Has shown leadership ability.

Duke Dawson:

Duke Dawson checks in as the No. 15 ranked corner prospect according to Scout.com and is ranked as a four star prospect. The 5-foot-11, 185-pounder is from Cross City (Fla.) Dixie County high school. Dawson, like Wilson has the ability to play numerous positions at the next level. He is a very physical player and has no problem turning his hips.

Scout.com take:

Dawson is a physical cornerback prospect who displays great awareness in the secondary. He shows good skills in both man and zone schemes. Dawson does a nice job of reading quarterbacks and making plays away from his man. This is a recruit with good speed and quick feet who can flip his hips and cover. He anticipates well and can break on the ball. Dawson does to work on his strength.

Chris Lammons:

Chris Lammons is another four star corner coming in at No. 31 in the country. The 5-foot-9, 175-pounder is from Plantation (Fla.) He has great change of direction, footwork, jamming ability and toughness.

Scout.com take:

Lammons has made most of his plays at quarterback, he will transition to cornerback at the next level where he has shined on the camp circuit. He plays the game very physical and with the type of confidence that you love to see in young corners. Athletically he has the ability to match-up with top talent. Lammons lacks ideal size (5-foot-9) and has not logged the game rep's of many of the top corners in the country.

J.C. Jackson:

J.C. Jackson is the third four star corner currently committed to the Gators. Jackson is from Immokalee (Fla.) and is a 5-foot-11, 185-pound corner with great closing speed and hands.

Scout.com take:

Jackson has starred at the high school level since he stepped foot on campus as a freshmen. A wide receiver earlier in his career, Jackson is open to a move to cornerback at the next level. He can flat out run and should be a low 4.4 type down the road, he combines that speed with a thick, powerful frame. Jackson will need to work on the finer points of the position as he is raw in the technique department. Can also play Safety.

What to expect moving forward:

The Gators are in great shape as things stand today. However, they must hold court with these four players a little while longer and try to pick up a few along the way. Plenty of top corners are available such as Marlon Humphrey, Jalen Tabor, Parrker Westphal, Wesley Green and JoJo Robinson at corner with Jamal Adams, D.J. Smith and D'Cota Dixon but how many are realistic shots for head coach Will Muschamp at this time?

Jamal Adams:

These are just a few of the defensive backs the Florida coaching staff are looking into at this time. A three team race has picked up intensely for Jamal Adams. The Gators have been the team to beat for a long time for Adams but now that seems in jeopardy somewhat. Many people have assumed Florida and Texas the team to beat and while that might be so do not overlook the Ole Miss Rebels down the road.

Scout.com take

A ball-hawking type of defender. Jamal Adams has a great feet and can change direction quickly. He is a fast-twitch kid. He has the look of definite potential college star. A solid, well developed upper body combined with an athletic looking lower body. Looks like a basketball star meshed with a middle backer. His ability to hit and his aggressive downhill play gives him the skills to man the safety spot in college, but he can also play corner as well.

Jalen Tabor:

Three teams are also in the race for standout lockdown cornerback prospect Jalen Tabor. Tabor has long had the Gators out front but Will Muschamp and crew are trying to hold off not only Alabama but Maryland is making another late push like they did with wide receiver Stefon Diggs. Keep an eye on this one as it is going back and forth.

Scout.com take:

Tabor is a lethal combination of size, speed and physical play. When he gets his hands on a player at the line of scrimmage, the receiver doesn't get off of it easily. He changes direction well and closes on passes. He drives on the ball well. He is also physical down the field and doesn't stop on the play until he either breaks up the pass or rips the ball from the receiver's hands.

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