Pigskin Kick Off Highlights: Chris Culliver

Garner (NC) defensive back Chris Culliver didn't get many chances to make plays during the Pigskin Preview Kickoff, but the three-star standout still flashed the athleticism that makes him such a stellar prospect.

Name: Chris Culliver
Hometown: Garner, North Carolina
High School: Garner High School
Position: Defensive Back
Vitals: 6'1/190/4.35

Notes: Culliver played strong safety as a junior for Garner, as he tallied 127 tackles, seven sacks, and two interceptions. NC State was the first school to offer, and he verbaled to the Wolfpack but later backed out of his commitment and is considering offers from NC State, North Carolina, Clemson, Virginia Tech, Florida, Florida State, Alabama, and Virginia among others.

Culliver burst on the scene at the Scout.com Combine held in Durham where the 6-foot-1, 190-pound defensive back put on a show.

"Heading into the afternoon, the name 'Chris Culliver' wasn't found on any recruiting list," Scout.com's Don Callahan said. "However, Culliver followed up his 4.38-second 40-yard dash time (a combine best), with one of the better defensive back performances.

Chris Culliver
"He was rarely beat on deeper routes and showed his competitive nature by singling out Mark Barnes – one of the better wide outs – and facing him most of the day."

Culliver has continue to standout at various camps, ripping off a 4.28 40-yard dash at the Methodist Shrine Bowl combine and a 4.37 at the NIKE Camp held at Clemson, S.C.

Now he will get a chance to show that he is not only an outstanding athlete but a very good football player, as Garner plans to use him in a variety of ways.

Scouting Report: An incredible athlete, Chris Culliver attracted attention this spring based on his athletic exploits. At 6-foot-1 and 190 pounds, Culliver has ripped off sub 4.4 40-yard dashes at three different combines, showcasing the blazing speed that he possesses.

On film, he is explosive and loves contact. He was used primarily as a blitzing outside linebacker as a junior, but Culliver showcased very good football instincts and the ability to play in space when asked to do so. He is still raw as a football player, but with his athleticism he can project at a number of positions.

Culliver could play cornerback, safety or even grow into an outside linebacker on the next level. He might even be able to line up at wide receiver in college. He is clearly one of the state's top prospects as he has a lot of the physical attributes that college programs covet.

#21 Chris Culliver Pigskin Kickoff Highlights

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