Hadley brings athleticism to Snow secondary

Snow's secondary promises to have one of the more versatile players manning one of the corner positions this fall when DB Preston Hadley (6-0, 200) lines up outside for the Badgers. The talented defensive back told JCFootball.com while he's projected to play corner this fall, he's more than open to playing safety at a four-year school, as long as he can see the field sooner…

Hadley prepped at Pleasant Grove (Ut.) High School and enrolled at Snow, becoming an ambassador for the school.

"Basically, when you become an ambassador, you go out to schools and meet with people, put on events and talk about the school and promote it to potential students," Hadley told JCFootball.com. "I was going to play football as well that year, but it just got to be too much to handle between the two of them, so I essentially redshirted in 2007."

After that first year, Hadley, who is LDS, took his mission and enrolled in the summer of 2009 and took part in football last fall.

"I played outside at corner and I think I had a pretty good season," Hadley said. "I had close to 60 tackles, two fumble recoveries, one forced fumble and something like six pass break-ups.

"I didn't get any interceptions, but that was because we play a lot of man-to-man and bump-and-run coverage so it wasn't that easy to get picks. I had a couple of chances, but just didn't make the play."

Because of his size and 4.4 speed, Hadley said there has been talk about him possibly moving inside to play safety, but at this point he's slotted for one of the corner positions.

"My coaches have talked about me moving to safety where I can play some nickel corner and blitz more," Hadley said. "But right now, they need me to stay outside because of a lack of depth. I have a bigger impact at corner right now, so that's probably where I'm going to play this fall, but I'm more than open to playing safety if a four-year school wants to give me a try there."

Recruiting has yet to get underway for Hadley, but with spring football just around the corner, he said he's hoping schools take note of his skills.

Hadley is on pace to graduate in December and he'll have two years to play two wherever he ends up.

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