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Posted On: 12/16/20 6:18 PM

The early signing period typically revolves more around Power Five prospects than underrated signings, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t any players to get excited about outside of the top few. In fact, there were several under-the-radar signings at several different levels this season. In this article, we’ll talk about a few of our favorite defensive players that might not jump off the page right away.

Dorien StarnesDorienStarnes6'1" | DLBurns | 2021StateNC, EDGE, Burns- VMI

We think Starnes is a borderline FBS prospect, so the fact that FCS VMI was able to land the talented edge rusher is impressive. Starnes is quick off the edge and has great bend as a pass rusher. He has the frame to add wait and should be an instant-impact prospect for the Keydets.

Bryson ParkerBrysonParker5'10" | DBWeddington | 2021StateNC, CB, Weddington- Richmond

Parker is another FBS player that signed with an FCS school. In fact, Parker received interest from some Power Five schools later in the process. Parker is a technician by trade and is probably the most refined defensive back in the state. He’s comfortable to the field or the boundary and has experience in both man and zone coverage.

Amaah AchinaAmaahAchina6'1" | DBNorthern Guilford | 2021StateNC, DB, Northern Guilford-

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