NLA 7v7 Pitt Preview: Defensive Backs
Wayne Morgan
Wayne Morgan
Regional Recruiting Manager
Posted Apr 8, 2011
Bob Lichtenfels

New Level Athletics will be bringing the Badger Sports 7v7 Passing Camp to the UPMC Indoor Facility this weekend and will have plenty of coverage of the event.

After stops in Akron and Ohio State the past two years, New Level Athletics is bringing their Midwest 7v7 Passing Camp to the University of Pittsburgh this weekend. There will be plenty of talent on hand and the industry leader in recruiting coverage will be on hand covering the event.

Here is a preview of the defensive backs that will display their skills at this event. Who will shine the brightest one of these known commodities or will an unknown newcomer rise up and steal the spotlight?


Defensive Backs:

Terry Smith’s Western PA Swag I team has a lot of interchangeable players who can play multiple positions. Jeannette/Pa. Three-star Demetrious Cox is a two-way standout who will play safety. Pittsburgh/Pa./Shady Side Academy athlete Reggie Mitchell is one of the best under-the-radar players in the WPIAL. Pittsburgh/Pa./Penn Hills safety Chaz Whittaker is a converted quarterback that can also play wide receiver. The unheralded star and player we think along with Corey Jones who will blow up after this event is Erie/Pa./Cathedral Prep cornerback Anthony Jordan. We just found out about Jordan recently and from what we have heard he may be the best cover corner in the state. Western PA Swag II will be led by Pittsburgh/Pa./Perry sophomore Brenden Edwards.

The Goon Squad will be led by the best defensive back in Massachusetts Armani Reeves who has a boatload of offers along with New York star safety Wayne Morgan. Morgan hits like a truck, but this event will test his coverage skills. Also in the Goon Squad secondary from New York is Iona Prep standout Justin Combs. The son of Sean “Puff Daddy “P.Diddy” Combs. We’ll see if he can backpedal as smoothly as his father can spit lyrics. Combs had a solid showing at the Army All-American Combine.

Max Ex Blitz will have a solid secondary featuring Detroit/Mich./Cass Tech athlete Ruben Lile, who holds an offer from Western Michigan. Southfield/Mich. Cornerback Leviticus Payne not only has the coolest name at the event, but he holds offers from Iowa and Toledo. The Virginia team is led by Portsmouth/Va./Woodrow Wilson safety Der’Woun Greene who holds offers from Virginia and Virginia Tech. Maryland Flex is led by Brandywine/Md./Gwynn Park cornerback Brandon Banks who holds offers from Maryland, Vanderbilt and Towson.

The Maryland Dream Team has a very talented group of defensive backs including Baltimore/Md./Poly cornerback Donovan Riley who holds offers from Virginia Tech and Vanderbilt. Riley showed out at the Army All-American Combine in January. Michigan Preps I features Canton/Mich./Plymouth cornerback Donte Fox who holds offers from Central Michigan and Toledo. New York is led by Rochester/N.Y./Aquinas safety Jahmahl Pardner who holds Buffalo and Akron offers. He is a versatile athlete that can also play cornerback or wide receiver. Delaware features a pair of talented defensive backs Khaliq Gaston and Jordan Imeokparia.

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