Weight: 205 lbs.
School: Murrieta (CA) Vista Murrieta
Notes: Holds offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Arkansas, Boise State, Cal, Clemson, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon State, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Stanford, Tennessee, Texas A&M, UCLA, USC, Utah State, Vanderbilt, Washington, Washington State, Wisconsin . . . Rivals 5-star safety, #5 overall . . . Scout 5-star safety . . . 247 Sports 5-star, 98 grade, #1 safety, #9 overall . . . ESPN 4-star safety . . . As a junior in 2011, he had 100 tackles, 11 tackles, and 3 interceptions; also had 673 rushing yards for 15 touchdowns and 339 receiving yards for 4 touchdowns
Strengths: Solidly built . . . Looks like a college safety already . . . Not afraid of contact, both as a defender and runner . . . Reads plays well . . . Doesn't get himself out of position . . . Keeps shoulders square when taking on kick-out blocks . . . Wraps up ballcarriers rather than going for kill shots . . . Strong tackler . . . Good top-end speed . . . Versatility to play multiple positions . . . Gets upfield quickly as a runner . . . High effort player who won't settle for going down on first contact . . . Runs with great body lean
Weaknesses: A bit raw as a runner . . . Carries ball too loosely away from body . . . Good but not great speed for a defensive back . . . Makes some nice plays with ball in air, but also looks slightly uncomfortable catching ball at times
Projection: Running back, strong safety, or weakside linebacker. I don't usually hedge on projections, but he could play any of those three positions at the next level. I'm afraid he might outgrow the safety position, but he would be perfect for Michigan at strong safety. I feel that's his best position if he doesn't grow too much. Michigan is reportedly recruiting him as a running back (EDIT: Cravens has stated that Michigan wants him primarily as a safety), and that's his second best position. Despite looking a little uncomfortable catching the ball, he's a punishing runner who can get into the open field by breaking tackles, outrunning some linebackers, and overpowering defensive backs. I could easily see him playing at about 220-225 lbs. as a college runner.
Reminds me of: Willis McGahee