The Trash Talkers and Swag Walkers

 Defensive Backs

Antonio Crawford, Plant, ’12 – The Defensive Backs MVP was excellent.  This player has great feet and very loose hips; he possesses great cover skills and changes directions “on a dime.”  Crawford’s 4.22 pro shuttle and a 6.69 3 cone is proof positive that he is more than able to accelerate and change directions at top speed without skipping a beat.  Projects to be a big time D1 Cornerback.

King's Taylor Gonzalez fights for the ball with Boca Ciega's Diquez Henderson (#63) during 1 on 1s at the Ignite Combine


Royce Easley, Newsome, ’12 – The overall surprise of the BHSN Ignite Combine.  This young man has good size to play CB at the D1 level.  He is aggressive and has a short term memory (bounces back from getting beat).  We were impressed with his balance and body control.

Sam Green, Plant City, ’12 – Solid Safety, standing right at 6 feet.  Green is rangy and covers plenty of ground when the ball is in the air.  He has the ability to drop down and cover in the slot and has good field awareness.  Very impressed with his ability to attack the ball at its highest point.

Paris Bostic, Plant, ’12 – Bostic arrived at the BHSN Ignite combine in relative obscurity. Paris is penciled in to replace James Wilder Jr. at running back, however he also has the athleticism to be one heck of a safety.  Standing at almost 6’1”, running a 4.7 electronic 40 yard dash and a 4.68 pro shuttle, Bostic has the ability to carry the ‘big name’ tradition we’ve come to expect in South Tampa.  Projects to be a BCS caliber Safety at the next level.

Antwon Armstrong, Plant City, ’12 – One the talents at Plant city that gets over shadowed by a few of the bigger names on the same campus, Armstrong can play.  He displayed great footwork and skill. The 6ft DB can play at any position in the secondary.  He is very explosive with a 9’5” Broad jump and a 30in vertical jump.  More suited as a safety, but has enough talent to play on the edge of the secondary.

Players that also are worth recognition:

Reggie Brown, Jesuit, ‘13

Aaron Wade, Newsome, ‘14

Shaquill Griffin, Lakewood, ‘13

Defensive Backs