Posted On: 09/15/20 8:27 AM

If there’s one group that has shined in the first couple of weeks of the season it’s the defensive back group. With offenses throwing the ball and spreading it out more and more, defensive backs now have plenty of opportunities to make plays against the pass. Many "under the radar" defensive backs have started to step up and take that next step in their career.

 

Jayson Gilliom - North Gwinnett

The North Gwinnett athlete may still be the most underrated prospect in the state. He was the talk of the offseason due to his 6-foot-2 190-pound frame to go along with his athleticism. He started the season off with a bang against McEachern, recording a 95-yard pick 6. He has great ball skills, good size, and he knows how to cover. The Bulldogs lost elite senior cornerback Jordan HancockJordanHancock6'1" | DBNorth Gwinntett High School | 2021StateGA due to Covid-19 concerns, and Gilliom has filled those shoes very well so far this season. Look for the Furman commitment to continue making big plays the rest of the season.

 

Kobe Haynes - West Forsyth

The hybrid Wolverine defender missed most of his junior season last fall but has come back strong to start the 2020

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