Sunshine State 2015: Year of the Corner

Over 50 cornerbacks will sign Division 1 National of Letters of Intent from the state of Florida. The talent at the top is of such high quality that many analysts believe this is the top group in a decade.

Kevin Toliver, 6-foot-1, 190, Jacksonville Trinity Christian

Skinny: Toliver's elite combination of size, speed, and athleticism make the LSU commitment a prototype at the position. Toliver's ability to change direction and accelerate out of the break are rare traits for such a long frame. Toliver will accept any challenge and relishes the opportunity to shut down the top talent at wide receiver. We love his ability to locate the football and it is up for grabs, he is likely to come down with it. Toliver makes it look easy in coverage.


Calvin Ridley, 6-1, 170, Coconut Creek Monarch

Skinny: We expect universities to be pretty split on where to play Ridley at the next level. He could project to wide receiver or corner at the next level. We rank him at corner because this silky smooth athlete's ceiling is just so high at the position. Like Toliver, he is blessed with length, explosiveness, and pure speed. When he you factor in his ball skills which are on display at WR, the sky is the limit for Ridley. He will need to add some weight and is on the raw side in the technique department.


Tyrek Cole, 5-11, 160, Miramar

Skinny: The FSU verbal commitment is following in the footsteps of Tracy Howard at Miramar who was a top 10 corner in the country. Cole has more length than Howard and is just as competitive on the edge. A pure corner, Cole has plenty of speed and breaks on the football as well as any corner in the country. As long as he adds some strength to his frame, Cole could make an early impact as a nickel before sliding to the outside and potentially locking down one side of the field.


Tarvarus McFadden, 6-2, 185, American Heritage-Plantation

Skinny: McFadden has elite size and does everything at a high level. Capable of manning up with bigger wide-outs, he will get physical at the line of scrimmage, but also has the fluidity to change direction and stay with speedier types. He is a little inconsistent in the hitting department, only flashing the type of pop we would expect from a player with his physical size. We also like his ability as a punt returner.


Ryan Pulley, 6-0, 200, Cape Coral Island Coast

Skinny: Built more like a linebacker, Pulley has exceptional athleticism, long arms, and rare play-making ability. He makes an impact in every phase of the game and has the mentality that schools are looking for in a no. 1 corner. More so than the others on this list, Due to his size and length Pulley could easily line up at S or perhaps even WLB down the road, but make no mistake he can flat cover and reminds us a little of former FSU corner Xavier Rhodes who left as first rounder. Play-maker.


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