Production Focus: OLB Davis Bak, Plant

plant-sliderPlant Football seems to have an endless supply of really good high school football players that go on to become contributors at the collegiate level across the country. They’ve obviously had some of the biggest names in high school football pass through their doors throughout the years, but one of the reasons why they remain so consistent in terms of winning is because there are plenty of guys that aren’t in the spotlight doing their jobs as effectively as those that are.

One of those contributors is outside linebacker, Davis Bak. A member of the Class of 2017, Bak has been producing for the Panthers his last two seasons–and producing greatly. Bak stands a 6-feet, 1-inch and 205-pounds and is coming off a 2015 campaign in which he totaled 80 tackles–35 solo–and 26 tackles-for-loss including an eleven tackle performance in their loss to Lakeland in the playoffs. That was coming off a sophomore season in 2014 in which the linebacker totaled 50 tackles–15 solo–and 13 tackles-for-loss. You could perhaps predict the momentum was building as he finished the last two games that season with double-digit performances against Boone and Dr. Phillips.

Bak was an active player and stepped-up his production well-beyond the tackles for Plant as a junior. Bak totaled six sacks including two against rivals Armwood and was responsible for sending opponents backwards to the tune of minus 28 yards lost for the season. He also was responsible for breaking up six passes, caused a fumble and recovered two fumbles that ended in touchdowns against Hillsborough and Robinson.

Bak’s film shows a good burst from his stance and when he locks in on a target he possesses good body control not allowing the QB or RB to make a move resulting in the tackle. That body control along with his good core strength will be tested against plenty of other talented linebackers as Bak makes his first appearance at a BCP camp in Lakeland this Sunday.