2017 Defensive Backs

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  1. TwentyTwo

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    Checking the Latest HS recruiting services it may seem like White DB's are almost a dying breed & completely ignored...but there are always a few studs. Seems more & more athletes are going to Baseball ...Mississippi's All Time Leader in HS Interceptions ...Denver McQuary happens to be a Pitcher instead for Mississippi State. (that's just one example of many); how much is LaCrosse a factor(see Nate Ebner & Chris Hogan/WR)??

    Though White DB's on NFL Rosters probably make up for less than 10% ...Harrison Smith & Eric Weddle are arguably the Top 2 Safeties...Chris Conte is a solid safety (much maligned by dwf's ) & small school players like Jeff Heath are Under-the-Radar

    There are some quality young heavy hitting DB's coming thru the college ranks in 17' that have potential to be future High NFL Draft picks. (Weddle can't play forever)..but most are not Seniors yet...The 17' Draft was highly disappointing w only one white DB selected Nate Gerry (5th Round/Eagles) & they are moving him to LBer...the Hybrid DB/LB is starting an uptick

    Chase Hansen (Jr.) 6'-3" 220....Utah..ex QB..(John Lynch) ..One of PAC 12's Best Safeties; led team in Tackles...Hybrid??
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    Andrew Wingard (Jr.) 6'-1" 209 Wyoming ....NFL written all over him(broke hand in Spring)
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    Tanner Muse (Soph.) 6'-2" 220 Clemson .....Tremendous upside/Baseball player
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    Brandon Snyder (Jr.) 6'-1" 214 Iowa....Another Heavy Hitter/ Tore ACL in Spring..17'season in doubt..Big time NFL potential
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    Parker Baldwin (Jr.) 6'-2" 215 San Diego State.... another ex QB..turned Thumper; One to Watch
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    Will be sure to add to the List soon....
     
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  2. Leonardfan

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    Good stuff Twenty-two!
     
  3. Leonardfan

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    Last year was a deep year at DB for our guys relatively speaking. I am sure once we get into the write ups we will discover some more white DBs.
     
  4. TwentyTwo

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    Thanks Leonardfan...& thanks for your many solid post & info!

    Micah Hannemann
    (Sr.) 6'-0 190 BYU...Started career as Corner Back
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    Chase Dutra
    (Sr.) 6'-1" 210 Indiana
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    Brenden Schooler
    (Soph.) 6'-2" 197 Oregon...Started career as CB..tied for PAC lead in INT's for a while
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    Jake Schlager (Sr.) 5'-10" 195 Colorado State....listed as Starting Corner Back according to Street & Smith's /TSN (mentioned on another thread)
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    Justin Tranquill (Soph.) 5'-11" 195 Western Michigan...highly acclaimed CB in HS...2nd on team in tackles as Redshirt Freshman
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    Drue Tranquill (Sr.) 6'-2" 230 Notre Dame (Rover/Hybrid ) Safety (Justin's older brother)
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    More coming soon
     
  5. celticdb15

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    Awesome! Love these college player threads! Talented DB class as usual for us despite our athletes competing against all odds with rigged recruiting system.
     
  6. ECHO26

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    Nathan Giles
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    looks like the only reason he didn't go FBS was weight
     
  7. RTTAS

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    Do we count Taylor Rapp? From what I've heard his dad is white and mom is Chinese.
     
  8. McCaffrey Dude

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    Welcome to the board ECH. Not to be rude but maybe Giles did not go to an FBS school for another reason? He looks like a white guy. Welcome nonetheless.
     
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    If he was black FBS coaches would have brought their daughters, a bag full of nikes, and a new car down to Royse City and held a press conference calling him a "good kid", "with tremendous upside", "and a first year starter".
     
  10. McCaffrey Dude

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    Even more evidence of the caste system. As 22 posted Iowa safety Brandon Snyder and as good as he is he is still not on scholarship. How many black players for any D1 team that start are not on scholarship? If any one can find just ONE I will not believe it. Well maybe.
     
  11. Shadowlight

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    I like it right out of the box newbie ECHO hits a CB bulls eye. Keep this up and you will be Mayor of this town in no time flat.
    And I say welcome as well.
     
  12. TwentyTwo

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    Thanks for the head's up on CB Nathan Giles..will keep in eye on him

    Yes MCD...not as detailed w above post made them in a hurry; Snyder is a Big time Thumper!...& Parker Baldwin only other offer came from UNLV

    Good question RTTAS..Wondered that myself...from a Caste perspective for Taylor Rapp i'd say "Yes"

    Cole Reyes (Sr.) 6'-2" 215... North Dakota (not the powerhouse Bison program)...this ballhawk should be Drafted in 18'...2016 Big Sky Defensive POY and AP FCS 1st Team All American. 40: 4.45??; Vert: 36; Broad Jump: 10'1"; Shuttle: 3.9. Career Stats: 200 Tackles (128 solo, 72 Assist); 19 TFLs; 5 INTs; 5 Sacks; 37 PBUs; 3 Forced Fumbles

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    Dallin Leavitt
    (Sr.) 5'-10" 205...Utah State...explosive and dynamic playmaker who plays fast and physical
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    Matt Morrissey
    (Jr.) 6'-3" 202...Michigan State...Dad played in the NFL/Bears
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    Carter Jacobs
    (Sr.) 6'-1" 199...Cincinnati ...talented enough to land on NFL 53 man roster spot..has to stay healthy
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    Luke Rubenzer
    (Sr.) 5'-11" 200...Cal....ex QB a bit of an enigma.. despite being part time starter; simply is a playmaker ...leads all active Cal players w/ six turnovers, four interceptions and 72 interception return yards, while his two fumble recoveries shares the team's lead
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    Jordan Glasgow
    (Jr.) 6'-1" 210...Michigan...Former Walk-on...hybrid S/LB/Jabril Peppers replacement....has RB skills(HS) as shown w/ electric Pick Six TD from 101 yards in Spring Game older brothers big lineman in the NFL
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    https://www.landof10.com/michigan/2017-michigan-spring-game-top-plays
     
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  13. TwentyTwo

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    Corner Back - Bradd Ellis (Sr.) 5'-10" 185 ...Ohio U.
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    Jordan Brown (Sr.) 6'-2" 198...James Madison U. (starting CB soph. season; moved to Free Safety)
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    Ryan Moeller (Sr.) 6'-1" 215...Colorado...plays Hybrid-role...former Walk-on..first-team all-conference spot at the all-purpose/special teams spot...had some injuries
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    Zayne Anderson (Jr.) 6'-2" 200 BYU projected starting Free Safety
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    Please feel free to add to the thread at anytime
     
  14. Deceptive Speed

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    Grayson Miller Jr. 6'3 209 Michigan State projected to be the starting FS! Above theres a post about Matt Morrissey for Michigan st., well guess what theres two [​IMG]starting white safeties actually.
     
  15. Heretic

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    I had almost forgotten about Coltin Gerhart and last I heard, ASU was going to put him at Safety, so I thought I might have a post about him at that position in this thread. However, his stint at ASU didn't work out. He's since transferred to New Mexico University with two years of eligibility left (what a waste). However, being the obviously smart White man that he is, he's already graduated and will attend graduate school.

    Bob Davies is trying him at RB, first.
     
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    Nick Gesualdi- (SR) 6'0" 202 Cornell. Led the IVY League with 6 INTS and that was 3rd nationally while only playing 10 games. Also added 81 tackles.
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    Robbie Grimsley- (JR) 6'0" 195 North Dakota State. 2nd on the team in tackles with 84 and also had 5 interceptions, which was second in the conference.
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  17. Jack Lambert

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    You aren't kidding. I saw in the article, Nebraska, Penn State, and Wisconsin also contacted Gerhart. Why not play at one of those schools and potentially play in big games. Another dumb school decision from a white athlete; I can't say I'm surprised.
     
  18. Deceptive Speed

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    Oregon is going to start 2 white safeties as well! Brendan Schooler as mentioned above, and Brady Breeze. Will post some pics later.
     
  19. celticdb15

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    From what I understand after reading the article is that weather was his main concern regarding the Big Ten Schools. He also made a comment saying he prefers UNMs triple option. Obviously doesn't have his eyes set on the next level if he chose to attend a school with Davies as head coach and a gimmick system.
     
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    Brady Breeze (RS Fr) 6'1 205 S.
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    Tanner muse is gonna have a huge year. Watched him lay several hard licks yesterday in season opener. Outstanding physical tools at 220 and runs in the 4.55 range. Dabo has him a white steal in his Defense.
     

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