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Category rankings: Safeties

VOTE: Fastest | Best ball skills | Best coverage skills | Most physical
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The Rivals.com recruiting experts have broken down countless hours of film and racked up plenty of frequent flyer miles to see the top prospects compete at events across the country. In the process of evaluating overall talent, several prospects gained notice for their mastery of specific skills.
We've selected the best of the best in each category for every position and ranked them. Rivals.com recruiting analyst Barry Every breaks down the safeties.
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SAFETY RANKINGS: Fastest | Best ball skills | Best coverage skills | Most physical
FASTEST
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5. William Marable, Norfolk (Va.) Norview
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Marable highlightsClick Here to view this Link.
PARTICULARS: 6-0/195
THE BUZZ: Ran a 4.49 as a sophomore and earned MVP honors at National Underclassmen combine.
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McCaskill highlightsClick 4. Tevin McCaskill, Miami NorthwesternHere to view this Link.
PARTICULARS: 6-2/182
THE BUZZ: Recorded a 4.45 at the Nike Combine in Miami.
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Brent highlightsClick 3. Kevin Brent, Dallas South Oak CliffHere to view this Link.
PARTICULARS: 5-11/196
THE BUZZ: Runs all the relays and is a 200-meter specialist.
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Harley highlightsClick 2. Jajuan Harley, Tallahassee (Fla.) RickardsHere to view this Link.
COMMITMENT: Florida State
PARTICULARS: 6-2/190
THE BUZZ: Recorded a 10.7 100-meters this spring.
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Loston highlightsClick 1. Craig Loston, Aldine (Texas) Eisenhower Here to view this Link.
COMMITMENT: Clemson
PARTICULARS: 6-2/193
THE BUZZ: Has run a 10.4 100-meters.
OTHERS: Gerald Hodges, Paulsboro, N.J. (Rutgers commitment); Dexter Linton, Arlington (Texas) Bowie (Kansas commitment); Charlie Thomas, Beaumont (Texas) Central (Texas A&M commitment); Justin Turner, Massillon (Ohio) Washington (Michigan commitment); Jamie Wood, Pickerington (Ohio) Central (Ohio State commitment).
BEST BALL SKILLS
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Williams highlightsClick 5. Shawn Williams, Blakely (Ga.) Early CountyHere to view this Link.
COMMITMENT: Georgia
PARTICULARS: 6-1/195
THE BUZZ: Recorded three interceptions to go along with 21 catches on offense.
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McDougald highlightsClick 4. Bradley McDougald, Dublin (Ohio) SciotoHere to view this Link.
COMMITMENT: Ohio State
PARTICULARS: 6-0/181
THE BUZZ: Had 27 catches, ran for more than 1,000 yards and added a pick on defense.
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Loston highlightsClick 3. Craig Loston, Aldine (Texas) Eisenhower Here to view this Link.
COMMITMENT: Clemson
PARTICULARS: 6-2/193
THE BUZZ: Not just a speed guy, he also recorded three picks and returns punts.
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Lowe highlightsClick 2. Daytawion Lowe, Midwest City (Okla.) Carl AlbertHere to view this Link.
PARTICULARS: 6-0/175
THE BUZZ: Recorded three picks and returns punts for his team.
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Myles highlightsClick 1. Darren Myles, Atlanta CarverHere to view this Link.
PARTICULARS: 6-1/175
THE BUZZ: Had an amazing performance at the Tuscaloosa Nike Camp.
OTHERS: Isaiah Bell, Youngstown (Ohio) Liberty (Michigan commitment); Kevin Brent, Dallas South Oak Cliff; Jabari Carr, San Jose (Calif.) Oak Grove; Alex Mascarenas, Mission Viejo (Calif.) Mission Viejo (UCLA commitment); Jamie Wood, Pickerington (Ohio) Central (Ohio State commitment).
BEST COVERAGE SKILLS
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Wood highlightsClick 5. Jamie Wood, Pickerington (Ohio) CentralHere to view this Link.
COMMITMENT: Ohio State
PARTICULARS: 6-2/190
THE BUZZ: Two-way starter that has speed, hips, and ball skills to be successful.
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Loston highlightsClick 4. Craig Loston, Aldine (Texas) Eisenhower Here to view this Link.
COMMITMENT: Clemson
PARTICULARS: 6-2/193
THE BUZZ: Has such great recovery speed that it is hard to get open for very long.
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Myles highlightsClick 3. Darren Myles, Atlanta CarverHere to view this Link.
PARTICULARS: 6-1/175
THE BUZZ: Looked like a corner during drill work at the Tuscaloosa Nike Camp.
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McCaskill highlightsClick 2. Tevin McCaskill, Miami NorthwesternHere to view this Link.
PARTICULARS: 6-2/182
THE BUZZ: His performance at the Miami Nike camp earned him MVP honors.
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McDonald highlightsClick 1. T.J. McDonald, Fresno (Calif.) EdisonHere to view this Link.
COMMITMENT: USC
PARTICULARS: 6-2/200
THE BUZZ: Had a tremendous showing at the USC Rising Senior Camp.
OTHERS: Kevin Brent, Dallas South Oak Cliff; Jabari Carr, San Jose (Calif.) Oak Grove; Vladimir Emilien, Lauderhill (Fla.) Plantation; Justin Turner, Massillon (Ohio) Washington (Michigan commitment); Dijon Washington, Lawndale (Calif.) Leuzinger.
MOST PHYSICAL
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Brent highlightsClick 5. Kevin Brent, Dallas South Oak CliffHere to view this Link.
PARTICULARS: 5-11/196
THE BUZZ: Not only does he have speed he packs a real punch when he tackles.
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Swearinger highlightsClick 4. D.J. Swearinger, Greenwood, S.C.Here to view this Link.
PARTICULARS: 5-11/191
THE BUZZ: Two-way starter had 93 tackles and also ran for 516 yards and nine TDs.
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3. Jawanza Starling, Tallahassee (Fla.) Lincoln
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Starling highlightsClick Here to view this Link.
PARTICULARS: 6-2/195
THE BUZZ: Had 98 tackles and 10 TFL's last season.
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2. Chris Payne, Columbia, S.C.
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Payne highlightsClick Here to view this Link.
COMMITMENT: South Carolina
PARTICULARS: 5-10/190
THE BUZZ: Two-way starter racked up 146 tackles and 19 TFLs.
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Motta highlightsClick 1. Zeke Motta, Vero Beach, Fla.Here to view this Link.
PARTICULARS: 6-2/207
THE BUZZ: Racked up an amazing 152 tackles and had great performance at Gainesville Nike Camp.
OTHERS: Craig Bills, Provo (Utah) Timpview; Devonte Holloman, Rock Hill (S.C.) South Pointe; T.J. McDonald , Fresno (Cailf.) Edison; Kenny Vaccaro, Brownwood, Texas; Shawn Williams, Blakely (Ga.) Early County.
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