Brandon Peters, Robinson

The Knights have the number 1 secondary in our coverage area. A group returning 3 starters from last season’s team which had 16 interceptions, 14 caused fumbles, 4 shutouts and allowed just 11.7 points per game to opponents. In 2012, the Robinson Knight secondary totaled 9 interceptions and 16 as a team. Returning starters Brandon Peters, Terrence Baldwin and Robert Priester make up for 7 of those 2012 interceptions.

Brandon Peters will hold down the back end. He is our #10T ranked safety and a big hitter. Stole passes from quarterbacks three times i 2012 and entered the offseason with 65 total tackles from the 2012 season. Extremely aggressive, can play either safety position, covers ground in the middle third and is a force in run support. “Robinson Knights return 3 starters with track speed and Alex “jump ball Jennings” stepping on deck. Hard work, bigger ,faster & stronger.” ~ Brandon Peters

Robert Priester will only be eligible to play for the first half of the season. He is extremely versatile, playing both sides of the ball and any position in the secondary. Last season, on top of his offensive production, he had 2 interceptions and 46 total tackles on defense averaging slightly over 3 tackles a game. “I think our secondary will be good because we have a great group of veterans returning! Also we all share a great defensive bond as a family.” ~ Robert Priester

Terrence Baldwin will be “Mr. Dependable.” Likely to move around in the secondary covering the opponents better receivers and accountable half field lockdown. “Our secondary will be good because we have veterans coming back and young players ready to step up,” says Terrence. ¬†Baldwin took home 2 interceptions last season and 38 total tackles. Quick feet, loose hips and good cover skills, Baldwin is one of the better corners in Hillsborough County.

Talent, production and cohesiveness put the Robinson Knights above the rest. This secondary is expected to do very well this year and thrive in a district which will be pass happy. Very active linebacking group should allow Peters and company to play loose and free.

Both corners Mazzi Wilkins and Derrick Baitey are ranked in their respective classes. Bernard Rogers and Jordan Reed provide depth and experience. Austin Hudson will get his first taste of significant playing time this season and is expected to keep the trend of big play Plant safeties going.

East Lake could have slipped past Plant for the #2 spot if George Campbell and Artavis Scott were full time defensive backs. Campbell is likely to play in the secondary, as a line backer and at defensive end. Scott, will likely come in on nickel situations. Devin Abraham, Keon Brown and John Holley will be the DB fixtures.

Kendall Gant is as good as advertised. But, what is not know are the role players who will be a huge impact. Safety Jordan Ensslin has a ton of varsity experience. Corners, Devin McCallester and Derrian Bomar are competitive and skillful. Along with a few others, the Braves’ secondary is well deserving of the #4 ranking.

One of the most talented secondaries in our coverage area, Three division 1 prospects will roam the back end of the Highlander defense. Walker, Staten and Brinson are the guys to beat. Fast and talented, the 3 prospects will be tough to pass on.