Pre-Season Preview: 2022 top defensive back prospects

August 10, 2021

Emmanuel Charles-Lobo

We are just as excited as you to get this Texas High School football season underway this year. With the start of the season on the horizon, we are giving you an all-access pass inside some of the top prospects that are uncommitted and outside of the top ten defensive backs in the state. Here are some of the players we feel could have the most impacting their team success this season and who could elevate their recruiting stock this fall.

 

 

 

ImageEric Hemphill,CB, Brenham(5’9″ 175)

Three-star defensive back Eric Hemphill checks all the boxes at his position. Hemphill’s long arms paired with a very athletic frame, quickness and agility make him a threat in the press or floated. He shows lethal speed and agility returning on special teams and or driving in front of passes for INTs. Eric has great ball skills, awareness and will undoubtedly be making plays all season long. Offers include Colorado, Illinois State, Kansas, and Memphis.

 

 

 

 

Dreshon Downey,CB, South Houston (6’0″ 170)

A physical hitter who can come up and lay the lumber. Read the quarterback’s eyes well and makes plays on the ball, more of the middle field safety position, and can come downhill and lay the lumber on ball carriers. Looks to be as proficient in both versus the pass and run. Build as a hybrid player that can aid in support. Should be an exciting one to watch this season. Offers include Illinois State and Kent State.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deveon Moses ,CB, Pearland (5’11” 170)

In 2020 Deveon had 32 tackles, 5 INTs, and 3 PBUs. Moses is a ball hawk at the cornerback position and can find and track the ball just as good as any.

 Backpedal and technique needs a bit of work but he has the requisite size and ability. Looks comfortable floated of receivers and is a good open-field tackler and one that could raise his stock this season.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Isaiah Blair, CB, Waller(6’1″ 175)

Isaiah has great size and height at 6’1”, he is tall for the position and has the potential to add more mass to his frame at the next level. Blair showed what a great consistency making tackles and breaking up passes on film. Doesn’t have that blazing speed and technique that could use some improvements but overall a great prospect who could raise his recruitment stock this season.

 

 

 

 

 

ImageMohammed Bility, CB, North Dallas (6’2″ 180)

Tall for a DB at 6’2” 180, Bility passes the eye test on the field. Easily one of my favorite DBs on the list. Get the popcorn ready when you watch this guy’s film. A hidden gem out of North Dallas in this DB. Bility shows impressive ability to press receivers and can cover anyone’s best. Flips hips and runs with receivers well. Tracks the ball and shows great ball skills going up to make a play on the ball. I’m blown away at this DB doesn’t have any stars. Doesn’t matter still has interest from schools like Arkansas, LSU, and Missouri.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brennan Jones, CB, Nacogdoches(5’11” 170)

This DB has some football pedigree. Brother Brandon Jones is an NFL safety. Brennan definitely has the size, technique, and skills to be a special player. FBS talent he has the size of a hybrid DB but is excellent at cornerback. Very physical and shows a high motor in pursuit of the ball. One player who could move up a lot of recruiting boards this fall.

 

Other noteworthy defensive backs this season include Lake Travis’s Chernenko Estes, three-star Safety Derrick Johnson, and Liberty Eylau three-star DB Keyvuntae Featherson all of who we will cover in much more detail along with a couple of others next up so stay tuned for who else to watch for this season.

 

 

 

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