Scouting Report: Chacho Ulloa – 2016 Safety

No matter what other names come up, Chacho Ulloa will definitely make the all name team for the 2016 recruiting class. More importantly than his name, his game on the field is also getting noticed and he has started to pull in bigger offers with Notre Dame and Wisconsin being the latest.

There is nothing “wow” about Ulloa as an athlete. He’s just a damn good football player that would be an asset to any college football program.

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Scouting Report: Taylor Rapp – 2016 Safety

Chris Petersen did a great job of landing in-state talent in his first full class at the University of Washington and he’d obviously like to continue that trend with the 2016 class. He wasn’t able to land a commitment from 5 star quarterback Jacob Eason, he committed to Georgia very early in the process, but he picked up a big local commitment for UW’s secondary in Taylor Rapp.

Rapp is one of the top safeties on the west coast and is going to be a good one for the Huskies.

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Scouting Report: C.J. Pollard – 2016 Safety

Position switches can happen often in the secondary, but typically corners end up moving to safety. Watching J Serra’s C.J. Pollard and I think the opposite switch might end up happening to him at the next level.

Scout.com is the only major recruiting service that rates him as a cornerback and I am leaning towards to what they are thinking based what I saw from him on film. The highly rated safety may ultimately end up as a highly rated cornerback.

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Scouting Report: Jamel Cook – 2016 Safety

Florida State certainly never lacks for talent on the defensive side of the ball and they have done a great job of landing recruits in the secondary that have developed into impact players in the ACC like Jalen Ramsey.

The next in line behind Ramsey is likely 5 star stud safety Derwin James. Following right behind James appears to be 2016 safety commit Jamel Cook.

Cook doesn’t bring the physical intimidation part of the game the same way Ramsey and James do, but he’s a unique talent just like them that should be able to do a lot of great things in the Seminoles defense.

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Scouting Report: Marquel Dismuke – 2016 Safety

Cal closed really strong down the stretch in 2015 recruiting and that momentum around the program has carried over into their early 2016 recruiting as well with a commitment from quarterback Armani Rogers and now picking up 4 star safety Marquel Dismuke.

Dismuke is one of the top safety prospects on the west coast in 2016. After spending the last few seasons at or near the bottom of the Pac-12 standings, things appear to be brightening up in Berkeley.

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Scouting Report: Shurod Thompson – 2016 Safety

There’s always a balance between great athlete and great football player when it comes to blue chip recruits. In most cases, it’s a little bit of one and a little bit of the other with some room to improve in both areas.

That’s what I see with safety Shurod Thompson. Someone who is a really good athlete and flashes some skills that can make him a great football player.

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Scouting Report: Justin Reid – 2015 Safety

Forget that Justin Reid‘s father was an All-American hurdler in college or that his brother is currently a star safety for the San Francisco 49ers. All of that can be put aside and Reid’s potential as a safety at the college level would still be exciting based on what we’ve seen from him at the high school level.

He’s not the flashiest or most exciting athlete at the position in this recruiting class. He’s just a really good football player that has the chance to be a similar kind of player to what his brother Eric was at LSU.

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Scouting Report: Mykelti Willams – 2015 Safety

I have broken down several safeties in recent weeks in the 2015 recruiting class and the majority of them win in some areas, but struggle in others. That’s not the case with Mykelti Williams.

The Warren Central product can make plays versus the run and the pass. He has the skills to develop into a complete player.

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