Top 5 Defenders

A deep and talented group of defensive backs highlight the Colorado class of 2015.

In an interesting change to Colorado prep football, traditionally known for its interior linemen, defensive backs dominant this list and recruiting circles for the class of 2015.


1.Eric Lee Valor Christian 5-10 170

Lee, an early Nebraska commit, is a 21st Century corner.  Although not huge, he is long for his 6-0 height.  Further, he looks comfortable as a zone or man corner.  Lee is capable and willing to make tackles on the edge against the run game.


2.Avery Anderson Pine Creek 6-1 175

Anderson, 6-1 is very long and as speed and quicks to burn.  Of these players, his game speed is most apparent.  He is a free safety at the next level, but he needs to and will get thicker for the rigors at Nebraska in Big 10 football.


3.James Jones Mullen 6-1 180

The 2015 Mullen prospect, who holds four offers, is all over the place defensively as evidenced by his 100 plus tackles and four interceptions.  Colleges, like the rangy 6-1 athlete at safety, but he is able to play corner.  Jones is good over the top or in the box and should do well moving around as necessary in a college defense.


4.Eddie Gonzales Regis Jesuit 6-2 255

Gonzales is one of my favorite players in Colorado. An old school run stuffer, Gonzales can penetrate and chases plays from sideline to sideline.  His leverage, strength and hands are very good, but his motor is great!


5.Gabe Watkins Valor Christian 6-0 205

Watkins is an undersized backer with sprinters speed.  Although he lines up inside and out for his Valor squad, running right at 10.9-11.0 in the 100 meters Watkins could potentially play strong safety.  Most impressive is Watkins' ability to make plays against the run, in coverage or as a pass rusher. 


Beyond this list, 2015 boasts multiple other DBs who hold DI offers or are gaining DI attention.  Brian Dawkins, Jalen Moore, Tyus Carter and Josh Wright could very well be part of this group.

 


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