Midlands 2015: Scout 300 Safety
Larry Pryor
Larry Pryor
National Recruiting Analyst
Posted Aug 16, 2013


Some of the best players in the country are in the Midlands at the safety position in the Class of 2015. Check out each player's film breakdown in this scouting report feature...


Complete Reports:
QB | RB | WR | OT | OG | DE | DT | LB | S | CB

Justin Dunning (6'3, 200) - Whitehouse (Texas) High
A ball-hawking style safety, who has elite size at the position. He has a real knack for being around the football and sticking a hand in to break up the play or make an interception. He is a long strider, who has elite speed once he hit his top gear. He closes on the football quickly and is a capable tackler, using his size and strength to his advantage. He will attack the ball and not sit back and wait. Can cover and play close to the LOS.

Larry Pryor (6'1, 190) - Sulphur Springs (Texas) High
Locks on his radar and flows straight to the ball with little to no wasted efforts. He is involved in a lot of plays and often snakes through the line and to make the play for little or no gain. He plays effortless, because he is always in control of his body. He is a very physical player who thrives on making the big hit. He will need to learn to wrap up better and has time to sure up his technique. Looks like a college player already.

Deionte Thompson (6'2, 175) - West Orange-Stark (Texas) High
A long and rangy defensive back prospect, who is good in coverage and is not afraid to come up and make a hit. He is tall, long, and has pretty good speed for his size. Covers ground quickly and plays the ball very well in the air. He has knack for making plays on the ball and knocking it away or getting the interception. Will add bulk to his frame and should grow in to the perfect safety candidate, framewise, by the time he gets to college.

J.W. Ketchum (6'1, 185) - Fort Bend (Texas) Marshall
Not really fair to only list him as a safety. May not even be the spot he ends up. He is an excellent dual- threat quarterback prospect and could also slide out and likely be an excellent receiver as well. Has good size and speed. Reminds you of any number of high school players in the same athletic mold, who have played marquee positions and then went on to great things at another spot in college. Still not ruling out ANY possibility at this point.

William Sunderland (6'3, 190) - Midwest City (Okla.) High
A big, safety prospect who is known to be a big hitter. In one game he leveled a big tight end at the one-inch line to save a touchdown. Has the perfect size to be the center field type of safety, but will need to learn to play the ball at times and worry less about demolishing receivers, still it is hard to look at that aggressive attribute as a weakness. In the open field he does show the ability to break down and make the sure tackles.



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