Top 10 Defense (Alphabetical Order)
Yasir Abdullah, 2018 OLB, Miami Carol City
Abdullah, who's fresh off an offer from the LSU Tigers, is a fast-rising prospect that continues to knock it out of the park on the camp circuit. The Miami Carol City standout came away with linebacker MVP honors at the Opening Miami, and showcased his fleet-footed play at the Under Armour Camp as well.
Abdullah has long arms and should fill out nicely once diving into a college strength and conditioning program. He does a good job of playing under control and not over-pursuing, but it's his natural ability in space that grasps your attention in a hurry.
Randy Charlton, 2018 DE, Miami Southridge
In addition to moving well enough to defeat all fellow defensive linemen as well as the best the offensive line had to offer, Charlton had a good day on the edge as well. His first-step off of the line aided him in winning more reps than not and when the offensive line anticipated a speed-rush, he displayed a good stab move to gain leverage underneath in the path to the passer.
The three-star holds near double-digit offers without a noted favorite at this point.
Tecory Couch, 2019 CB, Hollywood (Fla.) Chaminade-Madonna
In the running for top cornerback performance regardless of classification, nobody flashed towards the football like Couch on Saturday. He sat on short and intermediate routes by trusting his closing speed and it worked well more than not, breaking up several passes that appeared to be routine completions.
Armed with length and solid ball skills as well, the rising-junior was tough to get down the field on all afternoon long. A handful of early offers are in for Couch, including a Power 5 extension from Illinois.
Jaden Davis, 2019 CB, Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas
A pesky defender that's equipped with roughly 15 offers on the Division I level, Davis was rewarded with a flurry of pass deflections after breaking on the football exceptionally well on Sunday. He was rarely baited in with double moves down the field, and did a nice job of bursting out of his backpedal to make himself available to the football.
Davis, who's always flashed impressive technique for an up-and-coming cornerback, has no problem being thrown into those one-on-one situations. Kentucky and Syracuse are the two schools sitting in a good spot early on.
Miguel Edwards, 2018 CB, Deerfield Beach (Fla.) High.
A boatload of defensive backs recorded deflections throughout the afternoon, but Edwards was one that settled for nothing less than an interception. The three-star prospect did a good job of reading and reacting in zone coverage, and flashed the instinctive play he's always been known for.
There also wasn't much wasted movement with Edwards. Once dissecting the play, Edwards did a great job of shooting out of his backpedal to beat receivers to their spot. Edwards also has the loose hips to turn and run with speedy receivers down the field. Pesky with active hands.
Gurvan Hall, 2018 safety, West Palm Beach (Fla.) Palm Beach Lakes
The blue-chip defensive back was perhaps the most versatile defensive back on this day, making plays in man coverage on the outside as a cornerback as well as in center field as a free safety. At either spot, Hall showcased great anticipation against quarterbacks, broke on the ball well and make plays at the point of contact.
In man coverage, he used his long arms to gain leverage early in routes and seldom got beat on routes down the field. Semi-local Miami (Fl), Alabama and Florida State are in solid shape early on with Hall.
Robert Hicks, 2018 DE/ILB, Miami Central
Making the transition from defensive end to linebacker over time, Hicks looked as fluid as one could have hoped for during the drill portion of the event. His athleticism made up for a lack of experience at the second level thereafter, including during one-on-one competition, where he redirected running backs better than most.
Jarrett Jackson, 2018 TE/DE, Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) High
Trench prospects with the frame to play multiple positions are as coveted as ever and Jackson looked like he could eventually become one of those talents on Saturday. He has enough upper-body strength to make plays inside, but also showed above-average athleticism on the edge, winning the leverage battle early in reps.
Jackson also flashed the ability to take the next step with strong moves back to the inside after outside stems.
Nadab Joseph, 2018 safety, Miami Edison
You can't draw them up much better than this Scout 300 safety and LSU Tigers commit. Despite being one of the bigger defensive backs in attendance, Joseph did a good job of sinking his hips and staying in the back pocket of some of the more fleet-footed pass catchers. You have to love Joseph's aggression when assisting in press-man, but he played off the line for the majority of the afternoon.
Joseph, who recently tested off the charts at the Opening Miami, is an imposing prospect in the back end of the defense that really gets downhill in a hurry to close on the football.
Maxwell Worship, 2018 safety, Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Cardinal Gibbons
Worship has a reputation for being a pad-popping safety that can really deliver a blow to the ball carrier, but continues to make strides in his ability to man up with pass catchers down the field, and showed that this past weekend in Miami.
The three-star prospect did a nice job of utilizing his length by extending out for deflections, but even when a receiver gained the advantage by getting behind him, Worship always made sure to swing his head around to make a play. This is a kid that simply puts his head down and goes to work each time we see him.
Scout's John Garcia, Jr. also contributed to this article.
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