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2020 Position Rankings release: Defensive back

Fred Davis
Fred Davis

There is only one five-star defensive back so far in the 2020 class: Fred Davis from Jacksonville (Fla.) Trinity Christian Academy. But there are plenty of talented four-stars at cornerback and safety who could move up the Rivals100 list. Here is a breakdown of defensive backs in the 2020 class so far at a spot where there aren’t a bunch of commitments yet.

CLASS OF 2020 RANKINGS: Cornerbacks | Safeties

THURSDAY: Quarterbacks | Running backs | Wide receivers/Tight Ends | Offensive line

FRIDAY: Defensive line | Linebackers | Defensive backs | Athletes

MORE: Class of 2020 Rivals100 | Rivals250

CLASS OF 2019 RANKINGS: Rivals250 | State | Position | Team


Andre Seldon
Andre Seldon (Nick Lucero/

Three-star cornerback Andre Seldon from Belleville, Mich., became the fourth 2020 defensive back to make a commitment nationally when he picked Michigan on Tuesday. Seldon considered committing to the Wolverines on the spot after being offered Monday, but he took one night of thinking it over and knew it was the place for him.

There are no four- or five-star pledges at defensive back in the 2020 class yet. The only other prospects committed at cornerback are three-star Antonio Barber to Tennessee, three-star Jabbar Muhammad to Oklahoma State and Jahquez Robinson to NC State.


RJ Mickens
RJ Mickens (

Coach Jimbo Fisher has been flexing his recruiting muscle in the 2019 class with the second-best group in the country behind only Alabama - and the 2020 defensive back talent in Texas is pretty impressive. The Aggies could be loading up, if things fall the right way.

High four-star cornerback RJ Mickens from Southlake (Texas) Carroll is definitely high on Texas A&M at this point in his recruitment. Another player to watch is high four-star Dwight McGlothern from New Caney, Texas, who is looking seriously at some SEC powers - the Crimson Tide included - but Texas A&M is pursuing him for sure.

Four-star defensive backs Darius Snow, Lorando Johnson and Chris Thompson Jr. are three other in-state players to watch.


Davis is the only five-star defensive back in the 2020 class so far, and that will most likely change as more rankings cycles come to fruition and more top prospects are seen across the country.

The Jacksonville (Fla.) Trinity Christian standout does have some technical issues to work through, but he’s a long, dynamic cornerback who has a knack for making plays and being disruptive. Miami probably holds the edge in his recruitment, but Alabama and others cannot be counted out yet.


Monday: Revealing the top 10 players | Making the Case: Three who could land in top 10 | Who is the toughest to rank in 2020?

Tuesday: New Rivals100 | Mind of Mike: Farrell reacts to new R100 | Who should be No. 1 in 2020? | Will No. 1 player in 2020 head to Clemson?

Wednesday: The inital Rivals250 for 2020 | Five teams that should be pleased the most with new R250 | Rival Views: Who should top DL be? | Godfather and Gorney Podcast

Thursday: QB rankings | RB rankings | WR/TE rankings | OL rankings | Rivals Rankings Podcast | New Rivals250 by the numbers | Is Florida the team to beat for Manuel?

Friday: DL rankings | LB rankings | DB rankings | ATH rankings

Saturday: Team rankings breakdown

Sunday: Mid-Atlantic states rankings | Southeast states | Midwest states | Texas | Florida | West states