Posted On: 09/10/20 5:00 PM

Defensive back is one of the hardest positions to play varsity at while being an underclassman. The amount of athleticism, quick twitch reaction, and length needed to lock down a receiver isn’t something that usually comes until a player nears the end of their high school career. It is the ones that are gifted with natural athleticism and size that have the chance to play on Fridays at an early age. There are three particular defensive backs from the 2023 class that I believe could earn playing time this season on varsity. Ahead we will take a look at what they have to offer and where they could fit into the lineup.

Austin EklundAustinEklund6'0" | ATHHamilton | 2023StateWI, 2023- Hamilton

Austin is an athlete. I’m not sure that I can even label him a certain position yet. It’s more about just trying to find a way to get his athleticism on the field in some way. It looks like the best way will be in the defensive backfield where several high impact players graduated. When you watch his freshman film you see a player that plays at a different speed that everyone else. You see a player who is willing to fly

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