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Posted On: 01/27/21 8:00 AM

Here’s an in-depth look at the top 2021 defensive backs that caught scouts attention at the National Preps Showcase in Olympia. 

Jalin Church, Kentwood, 6’1” 195 lbs.

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A versatile athlete capable of playing multiple positions at the college level. Possesses good size and frame for a safety at 6’1” 195 lbs. He’s a smart and heady football player that has great instincts and anticipation to make quick decisive reads. Does a great job reading his keys and reacting in both run support and in coverage. Shows plus change of direction and lateral agility with a strong burst out of his back pedal to close space quickly. Displays plus ball skills with his ability to track and effectively defend without drawing a penalty. Picked up an offer from Pacific Lutheran in November and is hoping to build on that this upcoming season.

 

Dorian Cotton, River Ridge, 5’10” 185 lbs.

Cotton is a very intriguing prospect that has played most of his high school career overseas in Germany. He has very good natural ability and athleticism. He shows

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