It seems as though each recruiting cycle in the state of Florida is blessed with some unreal talent in the secondary. This 2015 cornerback class from the Sunshine State is no different. Here's a look at the top 15 cornerbacks in the class of 2015 from Florida, led by five-star Kevin Toliver.
1) Kevin Toliver (Jacksonville Trinity Christian)
No. 3 CB in nation
Toliver is a very physical and big cornerback that’s a five-star recruit. He has a very unique skill set of size, speed and aggressiveness. Once he puts it all together Toliver could and should be another great one from LSU. He’s been a long time pledge to the Tigers.
Committed to LSU
2) Tavarus McFadden (Plantation American Heritage)
No. 5 CB in nation
McFadden is built like a big safety that can play the cornerback position. He runs well and is long, which makes him play even bigger than his 6-foot-2 frame. This is a physical kid with a ton of upside and versatility. He can play cornerback or safety at the next level.
Recruiting: FSU, LSU, Georgia, Alabama, Auburn, UCF and others.
3) Tyrek Cole (Miramar)
No. 12 CB in nation
Cole is your classic cornerback with very good cover skills. He has good height but needs to bulk up and add weight and strength. Cole possesses good speed, quick feet and shows the ability to flip his hips and change directions.
Committed to Florida State
4) Davante Davis (Miami Booker T. Washington)
No. 35 CB nation
At one time Davis was committed to Syracuse but he opened things back up this summer. This is another big cornerback that could eventually be a safety or play a little bit of both positions. He’s physical, smart and versatile.
Recruiting: Alabama, Florida, FSU, Miami, Ohio State, South Carolina and others
5) Tim Irvin (Miami Westminster School)
No. 38 CB in nation
Irvin's family tree is littered with terrific football players and he appears to be next in line. A threat on both sides of the football, most have Irvin pegged for the defensive backfield. He possesses all the athletic traits you would want and his instincts have him always around the ball. Irvin has been one of the most productive players in the state.
Recruiting: Florida, FSU, Miami, Ohio State, West Virginia, Clemson, others.
6) Deandre Baker (Miami Northwestern)
No. 51 CB in nation
Baker has above average height and long arms. He shows good speed and the ability to turn and run with wide receivers. This is a physical kid, whether it's in press coverage at the line of scrimmage, making a tackle in the open field or going up for a play on the ball. He does everything well, whether in man or zone.
Committed to Georgia
7) Jamel Dean (Cocoa)
No. 56 CB in nation
Dean is another big and long cornerback from the state of Florida. He’s headed north to play for Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes. Dean should have the versatility to line up virtually anywhere in the secondary. He’s athletic and very much the playmaker.
Committed to Ohio State
8) Javarius Davis (Jacksonville Ed White)
No. 34 S in nation
UNC is strong in Jacksonville and landed this dynamic athlete from Ed White, the school where Tar Heel assistant Dan Dish was a long time head coach. What makes Davis so good is his athleticism and versatility. He could line up in the slot or even running back on offense or cornerback or in the slot (cornerback) on defense.
Committed to North Carolina
9) Ryan Pulley (Fort Myers Riverdale)
No. 60 CB in nation
Pulley may be the least talked about recruit on this list but trust me when I tell you that this cat can play. He was one of the top cornerbacks I watched at the IMG Regionals back in March. He’s built like a running back. This is a big and physical player that could eventually grow into a safety.
Recruiting: Arkansas, Michigan State, Tennessee, Arizona and others.
10) Von Davis (Mount Dora)
No. 68 CB in nation
Every fall as we inch closer to national signing day there’s always a cornerback or two that rise and become extremely hot recruits late in the recruiting cycle. Don’t be surprised if it’s this wonderful two-way star from Mount Dora. Davis is a kid I really like on both sides of the ball.
Recruiting: Wisconsin, Indiana, Mississippi State, Louisville, Kentucky, Arizona, Cincinnati, and others.
11) Rashard Causey (Ft. Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas)
No. CB 76 in nation
Causey is another very good South Florida prospect that’s committed to Charlie Patridge and Florida Atlantic. He’s now at St. Thomas Aquinas. Causey is a kid with good size that excels in zone.
Committed to Florida Atlantic
12) Jaylin Heyward (Tallahassee Godby)
No. 82 CB in nation
Heyward is much like Davis [above] but smaller. He excels in all three phases of the game as a return man, wide receiver and cornerback. He’s likely best suited to be a slot cornerback.
Recruiting: Virginia, Kentucky, Illinois and others.
13) Ronnie Hoggins (Coconut Creek Monarch)
No. 83 CB in nation
People only talk about Calvin Ridley and Shawn Burgess-Becker from this high school but don’t sleep on this cornerback, as Hoggins can really play. He’s a smaller guy who has really good feet, hips and speed.
Recruiting: Louisville, TCU, and Wisconsin are his three favorites.
14) Aaron Covington (Seffner Armwood)
No. 95 CB in nation
Every time I see Covington he’s always making a play. Like Hoggins right above him he just lacks size. He has and does everything else. There’s no doubt in my mind that he has a chance to really excel at the next level.
Recruiting: Cincinnati, FAU, Maryland, UCF, Baylor, South Florida and others.
15) Kenyatta Anderson (Gulfport Boca Ciega)
No. 97 CB in nation
In my opinion this is arguably the biggest sleeper prospect in the secondary from this state. Anderson has size and speed and he’s very physical. I think he also brings versatility because he can line up anywhere in the secondary. If he can get his academics in order then he could become a very hot commodity this fall.
Recruiting: Rutgers, Marshall, Toledo and others.