GK recap (Florida kids - Defense)

Gridiron Kings took place in Orlando with top prospects from all over the nation competing in a 7on7 tournament. Several Florida players were at the event.

The Southeast team featured 11 players from the state of Florida -- six on offense and five on defense. Lets break down the defenders.

Keith Brown -- The first thing that really jumped out about Brown was his size. We saw him at the state game back in December when he was about 200 pounds. We saw him in early February at a combine when he was 206. He is now 227, he says, and looks every bit like it. He can turn and run about as well as any LB with size that you'll see at this level. Athletically, Brown has most of what you look for. He had a productive weekend and made a lot of plays. The Miami commitment was sharp again.

James Burgess -- Playing next to Brown, this fellow Miami commitment looked impressive. He's played a lot of safety in high school and you could tell during this event. He can run with most receivers and running backs so you have to think he'll end up playing will linebacker at the college level. He just needs to add some weight in his lower body. He made several quality plays on defense and was one of the most athletic linebackers at the entire event.

Chris Bivins -- At 5-foot-11 and 170, Bivens has some impressive cover skills. He can mix it up at the line of scrimmage by getting physical with bigger receivers and has the speed to run with most receivers. He was beaten some but so is every cornerback in an event like this. He brings a lot of quality attributes to the table and the USF Bulls are getting a talented player.

P.J. Williams -- At 6-foot-1 and 175 pounds, Williams was playing safety and was all over the field making plays. He has the speed, hips, and foot quickness to play cornerback at a pretty high level and has decent ball skills at safety. His ball skills aren't quite like those of Karlos Williams (who was the Florida free safety at this event last year) but he's still around the ball a lot. The Florida State commitment says he still plans on taking a few visits, including ones to Miami and Alabama.

Travis Blanks -- He was around the ball a lot. He understands how to play cornerback at a high level but his skillset is probably better suited to play safety at the college level. He had several pass breakups on the weekend. Clemson is getting one of the top defensive back prospects in north Florida.

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