Chad Simmons

MVP Camp: Top Defensive Backs

Sunday's MVP showcased some serious talent at the defensive back position, and four of those players really stood out among the rest.

Myles Sims, DB, Westlake (GA):

Rocking a Auburn visor the entire camp, Sims made it clear that he was one of the top defensive back prospects in attendance.  The 6-foot-2 173-pound Sims has the size of a safety, with the coverage ability of a cornerback.  He uses his size to his advantage and plays the ball very well in the air.  Sims currently holds offers from Auburn and Kentucky, but more offers look to be on the way.  

Christopher Smith, DB, Hapeville Charter:

Smith is a prospect I've wanted to see for a while now after watching him play in a game last season where he was very impressive.  Coaches were raving about the 2018 prospect and he proved them right at MVP camp.  The 6-foot-1 165-pound Smith has tremendous insticts, good playmaking ability, and excellent coverage skills.  One coach told me he has the chance to be better than his current teammate and top defensive back prospect William Poole.  Like Sims, Smith currently holds offers from Auburn and Kentucky, and will also continue to expand his offer sheet shortly.

Derrik Allen, DB, Lassiter (GA):

One of the top prospects in the country for the 2018 class, Lassiter's Derrik Allen, was outstanding at Sunday's MVP camp.  Allen currently holds offers from almost every major program in America at the moment, and might have been the most highly ranked defensive prospect in attendance.  I watched the 6-foot-1 185-pound sophomore play this past season against powerhouse Roswell, and was extremely impressed with his closing speed and ball skills. Allen has the size and athletic ability to play safety or corner at the next level.  

Quindarious Hale, ATH, Carver-Atlanta (GA)

A guy that really caught my attention during MVP camp was Carver-Atlanta athlete Quindarious Hale.  Hale has great size at 6-foot-4 175-pounds, and can play on either side of the ball at the next level.  He isn't the fastest guy, but Hale is one of the top hitters in the state.  He closes on the ball well, and really knows how to lay out the ball carrier.  Hale also showed good hands, ball skills, and the ability to make a big play at any moment.  He has long arms which helps him to knock the ball away from receiver.  Look for this talented 2018 defensive back to pick up more offers in the coming months.


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