Preps.com Western PA Pre Season Kings: Secondary
Posted August 25, 2013 5:40 pm
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After introducing you to the top offensive threats in Western Pa, it’s now time to establish who the top defensive backs in the region are. In the past, legends like Bob Sanders, Ty Law and more recently Darrelle Revis have come from Western PA neighborhoods and represented the area well in NFL secondaries. This batch of DB’s looks to follow in the same footsteps and become instant impacts at the collegiate level after their senior campaigns, and become household names like there predecessors.
S- Dravon Henry
If you’ve visited our site before, we’re sure you know who Dravon Henry is. Having followed his career closely since his freshman year, Henry has been considered the “chosen one” since his youth football days. Currently amidst a heated recruiting battle, the Senior is focused on leading his Quips to a state championship and writing their Aliquippa Class of 2014 in school history. Henry continues to improve as a leader and last time we had the opportunity to see him live, he put on a show as a receiver, showing his position versatility and desire to compete.
S- Malik Hooker
School- New Castle
Hooker kind of came out of nowhere, which caught us off guard a little bit, but after getting the opportunity to watch him play basketball at the Adidas Invitational in Indianapolis, we completely understand how this phenomenal athlete became such a treasure for programs around the country so fast. The New Castle senior has the frame major D1 programs are looking for and his ridiculous raw athleticism jumps out immediately when you see him live. Joining an impressive Urban Meyer recruiting class, don’t be surprised to see Hooker develop into a very productive player in the future for the rising Buckeye program.
CB- Jordan Whitehead
School- Central Valley
Jordan Whitehead, now a junior is starting to grow up and his frame is certainly keeping up with his age. Now a little above 6 foot, Whitehead is excited to now be the guy for Central Valley and replace his good friend, Alabama freshman, Robert Foster. We had the opportunity to chat with Whitehead at the NFTC in Columbus, Ohio and it seemed like the Buckeyes were certainly in the hunt for his services. Considered by many as the best 2015 prospect in the state, Whitehead has a few new members on the squad that will allow him to chase his first WPIAL championship and join the same ranks as his buddy D’Rob.
CB- Harry Randall
School- Woodland Hills
Randall had an eventful off-season, but it seems like the phenomenal athletes back on track and ready for a big senior year. At one point in time, Preps.com had the Wolverine as the top player in the state. Now coming off a season ending knee injury and some off-field issues, Randall looks to regain his status as one of the states most dangerous players. Coming from a bloodline of standout athletes, the Woody High product may be the last piece George Novak needs to regain WPIAL supremacy.
We’ll be discussing offensive linemen in our next post.