Kansas City (MO) Winnetonka is home to one of the top prospects in the 2015 class in safety Marquise Doherty. He's wanted by every program in the region. Those schools now have reason to stick around the high school once Doherty graduates.
2017 defensive back Djimon Colbert could be the next big thing in Kansas City.
He was a standout at the Blue Springs team camp despite only having completed his freshman year. Colbert locked down all the wideouts he went up against as a cornerback, but projects to be more of a safety at the next level due to his size.
After Blue Springs' rising senior defensive tackle and Nebraska commit Carlos Davis, Colbert was the best prospect in attendance. He discussed his performance.
"I think I did well," Colbert said. "I played better than I did yesterday. I have a lot to work on but I feel that we're going to have a big season this year from the looks of today."
"At corner, my press coverage in man-to-man defense is what I'm best at," he added. "I can play zone too but man-to-man is my comfort zone with the way I lock up with receivers. The short passes are fun but I also really like defending the deep balls. It's fun to go one-on-one with the receivers at the end of the route downfield."
Only going to be a sophomore, but Colbert is already picking up steam on the recruiting trail as one of the region's best in the 2017 class.
"My recruitment is going good early on," he told Scout. "I've had a lot of camp invitations. A couple schools said they would offer me if I went to their school to perform in front of their coaching staff. It's been heavy since December and it keeps getting stronger and stronger. I've heard from a lot of good schools and I'm very thankful for the attention."
He discussed a few schools that have been showing serious interest early on.
"I've heard the most from Missouri, recently," Colbert pointed out. "They were at the school quite a bit over the Spring. It was mostly for Marquise (Doherty), but it was for me too and they're very aware of me."
"My dad wants me to check out the Kansas camp and go up there," he continued. "I think it's at the end of this month so I might go compete in that one. I think they could be pretty close to offering me."
Colbert did not grow up admiring any of the schools in the area, but actually a school from the southeast.
"I grew up a fan of Florida State so it would be awesome to get an offer from them," he admitted. "That's a big-time school and I like them a lot. They were the first school to send me a camp invitation and I was only a freshman at the time. I grew up watching them play and it's a very good defensive back school, too. They've had a lot of great ones make it to the NFL, and Deion Sanders came from there."
Intro: 2017 DB Djimon Colbert
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