With Rashod Favors and Tyler Stephenson out of the way, let's take a look at the top two defensive backs in the Class of 2010 from our area, according to a list by Greg Riddle of The Dallas Morning News and Rivals.com's Barton Simmons, which has been somewhat tweaked by yours truly, although I think they're spot on with the defensive backs.
So without further ado, make a drumroll sound with your mouths, and behold the greatness of these two guys:
2. Adrian White, DeSoto HS - The list of college offers should say it all, but in case it doesn't, this kid is a monster, in all regards. The 5 foot 11 inch, 169-pound natural cornerback runs a 4.41 40-yard dash to go with a 30-inch vertical and a 4.25-second shuttle. He also sports a 3.5 GPA. Last season at DeSoto, White recorded 57 tackles to go with eight pass break-ups and a fumble recovery. Don't let the numbers deceive you because teams simply never threw the ball his way -- the sign of a great corner. Are you ready for his offers list, which is up to 15 now? Here goes nothing: Cal, Florida, LSU, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Stanford, Tennessee, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Vanderbilt, Wisconsin and TCU. And it's still more than 11 months until signing day.
1. Eddrick Loften, Irving Nimitz HS - While White is a true cornerback, this guy has safety written all over him and could end up being the next Roy Williams. Wait, maybe he doesn't want that, but if he could repeat the maligned Cowboys star's career at Oklahoma, he'd be in good shape. Loften is a combine freak for a safety with his 4.5 40, 33-inch vertical and 300-pound bench max to go with his 430-pound squat max. He also loves hitting people. It's true, he's already given his verbal committment to Oklahoma (on Feb. 10), but he still has interest in Arizona while he had offers from Nebraska, SMU and TCU, but apparently no interest in them. Loften has been starting since his freshman season, when he recorded 88 tackles and three picks. As a sophomore, he had 122 tackles and three interceptions before posting 88 tackles, six picks, five break-ups and a fumble recovery this past season.
Adam Boedeker is a sports writer/blogger for the Denton Record-Chronicle. He wants everyone to go out and buy a newspaper today.