The Opening - Florida Safeties

The Opening - Florida Safeties

Here's a look at The Opening safeties from the state of Florida.

The Opening out in Beavertown, Oregon, will begin next week. 162 of the nation's best 2015 prospects will be in attendance, including 27 Floridians. There's some very talented recruits in the secondary from the Sunshine State.



Calvin Brewton
6-0/180
Miami Central
No. 169 in Scout 300, No. 11 S
Committed to Florida State

It's not entirely out of the question that Brewton could line up anywhere in the secondary at either safety spot, cornerback or in the slot. He has range, speed and classic instincts to play on the backend. Brewton is not the biggest cat at safety but he gets the job done. He's aggressive and can be very physical. Brewton is a sound tackler in run support. He also possesses excellent ball skills and is excellent defending in the air.



Shawn Burgess-Becker
6-6/270
Coconut Creek Monarch
No. 1 in Scout 94, No. 7 S
Committed to Alabama

Just how talented is this recruit from South Florida? He could go to Alabama, where he's good enough to play either offense or defense for the Crimson Tide at wide receiver or safety. I firmly believe that he's best suited as a safety, as he has great long term upside at this position. He has range in coverage and he can come up and hit like a truck in support. He recently tripped to Columbus to visit the Buckeyes. But if there's a team that could really flip him away from Nick Saban and Alabama it's Miami. Keep a watchful eye on Burgess-Becker and his friend and teammate, Calvin Ridley.



Derwin James
6-1/210
Haines City
No. 14 in Scout 300, No. 1 S
Committed to Florida State

James is one of the best looking kids you will ever see at the high school level. He's built like a college outside linebacker prospect and runs like a wide receiver. He's long, athletic and plain nasty. James was one of two 2015 recruits that participated in last summer's Opening event. This five-star talent is headed to Tallahassee to play for FSU. He's even got the Seminole tattoo.



Jaquan Johnson
5-11/185
Miami Killian
No. 152 in Scout 300, No. 10 S
Considering Florida, Florida State, Alabama, LSU and South Carolina

Johnson is just outstanding athletically and does a little bit of everything for his high school. He could be a running back in college but projects the highest as a safety. While he lacks ideal height Johnson has everything else. This is an instinctive and active presence in the defensive backfield. Johnson is fearless, has excellent range and very good ball skills. He visited Miami this summer and also like Florida State, Florida, LSU, Alabama, and South Carolina.



Kendrell McFadden
6-3/190
Miramar
No. 20 S
Committed to West Virginia

McFadden committed to the Mountaineers in mid-January. He gives West Virginia a lot of options in their secondary. McFadden best suited long term as a safety. But you also have to look at him at cornerback because of his unique skills, specifically his ability to play in press coverage. He's so big, tall and has outstanding length.

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