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A Preview of Prospects on Defense Competing at The UA Camp in Dallas

Scout identifies some of the top-rated defensive prospects expected to compete at Sunday's Under Armour Dalllas regional camp.

DL Davin Cotton - Shreveport (La.) Evangel

http://www.scout.com/player/202961-davin-cotton

Cotton is an early four-star recruit and an early commitment to LSU. He's one of the top D-line prospects in Louisiana for 2018 and an active interior defender. 

DB Gemon Green - DeSoto (Texas)

http://www.scout.com/player/207653-gemon-green

Green has plus size and skills at the corner position and in a year that is deep with talent he is one of the very best. He has a great national offer list that the Oklahoma Sooners and Texas Longhorns recently added to. 

LB Byron Hobbs - Fort Worth (Texas) Eastern Hills

http://www.scout.com/player/214814-byron-hobbs

Hobbs -- who was an early Scout 300 selection -- has been making his mark on the camp tour, proving without a doubt why he's one of the fastest-rising prospects in the Lone State State with recent offers from programs such as Texas A&MNebraskaTexas, and Arkansas.

DB Isaiah Humphries - Sachse (Texas)

http://www.scout.com/player/204830-isaiah-humphries

Humphries is a ball-hawking style safety with a nose for the football and the ability to make plays in coverage. He will be a force in one-on-ones. The Penn State commit had five interceptions as a junior. 

DB Tanner McCalister - Rockwall (Texas) Rockwall-Heath

http://www.scout.com/player/204037-tanner-mccalister

McCalister is picking up solid P5 offers with schools like TCUMississippi StateMissouri and Kansas all stepping to the plate. He is a physical and versatile defensive back with great upper body strength.

DB Verone McKinley III - Lewisville (Texas) Hebron

http://www.scout.com/player/198493-verone-mckinley

There is little doubt that McKinley III will be one of the top prospects competing in the drills and the one-on-ones. He is always smooth with his footwork and hangs tight with WRs. AlabamaClemsonLSUNebraskaOklahomaOklahoma StatePenn StateTexas A&M, and UCLA are his top nine. 

LB Alston Orji - Rockwall (Texas)

http://www.scout.com/player/207687-alston-orji

Oddas are good that Orji will be one of the most physically imposing players on the field Sunday. He is looking for a school that provides an academic and athletic fit. His twin brother and Class of 2019 safety Anfernee Orji is also a prospect to watch.  

LB Bumper Pool - Lovejoy (Texas)

http://www.scout.com/player/208730-bumper-pool

Pool is a very physical middle linebacker prospect who really passes the eye ball test. He is one of the best defenders in the Lone Star State. He has already committed to Arkansas.  

DB Josh Proctor - Owasso (Okla.)

http://www.scout.com/player/203260-josh-proctor

Proctor is probably the most versatile prospect in the 'Sooner State' and he was a force on both sides of the football as a junior before missing the tail end of the year with injury. He will be a terrific safety in college as he has the length, coverage skills, and hitting ability of a top-tier national prospect.

DL Jalen Redmond - Midwest City (Okla.) 

http://www.scout.com/player/207850-jalen-redmond

This is a very athletic defensive end prospect who is only going to get better and better with the more experience that he gains. He is also a tremendous basketball player and that shows through with his overall athleticism and upside. 

DL Dare Rosenthal - Ferriday (La.)

http://www.scout.com/player/199702-dare-rosenthal

Rosenthal, who could play high-major football on either side of the ball, will soon be re-classified to D-tackle on Scout and that is where he is slated to compete here. He holds offers from all over the country.

DL Ron Tatum III - Putnam City (Okla.)

http://www.scout.com/player/212850-ron-tatum

Tatum III will be one to really watch in the one-on-ones as he presents a mismatch with his size and quickness combination. A Scout 300 prospect with offers from schools like LSU, Alabama, Oklahoma and Texas. 

DB Atanza Vongor - Grand Prairie (Texas) South Grand Prairie

http://www.scout.com/player/203856-atanza-vongor

Vongor will be entering the camp fresh off of his recent commitment to play for the TCU Horned Frogs in the Big 12. He is one of the top-rated prospects at the safety position nationally. He is rated in the Scout Top 100. 


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