5 Intriguing Perimeter Players- WR/DB: Washington D.C.
When I refer to perimeter players on the football field I think of defensive backs and wide receivers. Positions that require much technical skill, along with physical prowess. These positions as well produce some of the most excitement on the football field in a given game. Showcasing the best playmakers, a football team has to […]
When I refer to perimeter players on the football field I think of defensive backs and wide receivers. Positions that require much technical skill, along with physical prowess. These positions as well produce some of the most excitement on the football field in a given game. Showcasing the best playmakers, a football team has to offer. This article will look to highlight a few players at these positions that have and will continue to succeed at the high school level in Washington D.C. programs.
H.D. Woodson High School: Class of 2020 Cornerback Sean Tucker
- This 3-star recruit at corner shows several strengths on the outside. One being his hand use in man coverage scenarios. He utilizes his hands to reroute receivers and disrupt timing on different routes. He is fairly disciplined with his eyes, making sure to never get caught staring to long in the backfield. He does a solid job getting his head turned back when the ball is in the air increasing his chances of locating and making plays. As well he does a solid job determining when to jump routes and go for the interception. Tucker in terms of tackling is good, showing good pursuit when chasing down ball carriers. Even showcasing some surprising physicality. This approximately 6-foot 170-pound corner is verbally committed to East Carolina University with 11 other offers on the table. This young corner still must improve his anticipation on certain coverages. While being more physical in his press man coverage. He has many tools that will continue to develop with reps, and he will show to be young player that is more than what he initially seems.
H.D. Woodson High School: Class of 2020 Safety Ke’Von Hunter
- Hunter currently ranks 13th on 24/7sports.com 2020 Top Football Recruits in District of Columbia. As a 3-star recruit, he has parts of his skillset that will help him rise in the ranks this coming year. Hunter at approximately 6’3” 180lbs is a good tackler, who uses solid form to secure ball carriers. He is solid in coverage, showing the ability to come down and cover one on one inside against receivers. He plays with good physicality and displays confidence that is key to be a great playmaker at the position. Hunter as he matures will fill out his frame and become more of a physical force at the safety position. Plus, the fact he also contributes on special teams makes him an asset going forward to any football program. As 3-star recruit he with another strong year should open further eyes and he may see his amount of offers increase from the 18 he currently holds. Pittsburgh, Arkansas, and Boston College look to be some of his top considerations now. Hunter as he continues to play will only grow at the safety spot and become a leader on the back end at the next level soon.
St. John’s High School: Class of 2020 Wide Receiver Rakim Jarrett
- This 5-star recruit showed to be one of the best wide receivers in the DVM last season. A receiver who made many big plays in the tough WCAC conference. Jarrett displays good hands and is very effective in catching the ball in traffic. At approximately 6’0” 208lbs Jarrett runs with much physicality after the catch thanks to his sturdy frame. He is very elusive in open space, making defenders miss at times with ease and creating yards after a reception. Jarrett also excels in running deep routes to create big plays down the field. Utilizing a consistently good release to get overtop of coverage and become an option for his quarterback. The most impressive part of his skillset though is his explosion after a catch. Showing a strong first step and the ability to outrun numerous defenders post catch. That is why this coming year should be another strong statistical season for Jarrett. Now with Jarrett currently committed to LSU as of late April is well on his way to a promising college career.
H.D. Woodson High School: Class of 2020 Safety Teylor Jackson
- Jackson ranks 15th on 24/7sports.com’s 2020 Top Football Recruits in District of Columbia. At approximately 6 foot 210 pounds this 3-star recruit is currently committed to East Carolina University as of late June. Jackson has many skills that make him a wanted commodity shown by the 11 offers he has currently. His comfort playing in the box as a safety is noticeable. As he utilizes his good tackling skills along with his claimed 6 foot 210 lbs frame to be a physical presence around the line of scrimmage. He is very decisive when plugging gaps in run defense and his positioning on most plays see him operating as a suedo-linebacker a lot of times in this setting. Jackson also shows to be a very effective using his quickness off the ball to shoot holes and create negative plays in the backfield. He is improving in coverages, becoming better at diagnosing pass concepts. He can create turnovers if he reads the eyes of the opposing QB well, though still a work in progress. Overall Jackson shows much effectiveness as a box safety, but if he continues to work on his coverage skills, he can grow more versatile as an overall safety.