FlyVille21 Position Breakdown: Safeties

Bralyn Oliver:

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CSZ Breakdown: Bralyn Oliver is a very raw playmaking DB with NFL size and length. His physical tools will allow Defensive Coordinator Bryan Brown to line him up either at CB, S, or the Card position. I think Oliver will end up playing the majority of his career at S, but I expect he could be moved around depending on matchups and opponents. His ball hawking, his ability to read the play and react accordingly, his return ability, and his hitting would make him a very formidable S in the middle of the field. It’s no wonder after watching his highlights why schools like Georgia, Florida, and Florida State were after him. He can become a very versatile and valuable player in any defense. Luckily, he will become that in Louisville’s defense. This is an excellent pickup for the Cards.

Louisville Comparison: Calvin Pryor. Those that watched Pryor play for Louisville remember a S that could be a ball hawk, but would deliver some bone-jarring hits on WRs over the middle and on RBs in run support. That’s what Oliver can do. He’s a player that can deliver big hits, but also cover. He will be a player that will grow into a starter and potential star on the team.

Benjamin Perry:

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  • Rating: 4 Star
  • Position: S
  • Height: 6’3
  • Weight: 195lbs
  • High School: Mount Carmel
  • Hometown: Chicago, IL
  • National Rank: #160 Player Nationally
  • Position Rank: #9 S in 2021 Class
  • Considered: Oregon, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Indiana
  • Twitter: @perry_ben10
  • Commitment Story: Louisville Football Lands 2021 3 Star IL S Benjamin Perry

CSZ Breakdown: Perry is another extremely versatile defensive player in this class who can play either safety spots and even could play LB here at Louisville. He’s a very good athlete, elite in coverage, and is as sure of a tackler as anyone in Louisville’s class. He is truly a rare defensive talent that UL probably hasn’t seen in the better part of a decade and this staff desperately needs impact players on that side of the ball.

Louisville Comparison: Pinning down a comparison for Perry was a little tough since I don’t think we’ve seen many players like Perry come through campus. But, with that being said, I’m going with Kerry Rhodes. He may end up playing a different position than Rhodes by the time he gets settled into the staffs system, but for now, I think it’s a fairly good comparison. Both players have a similar stature and both are very solid athletes at the safety position. Also, both are very similar in play style as Perry is very balanced between ability to tackle and what he’s capable of doing in coverage just like Rhodes was in his time at the Ville.

TJ Quinn:

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  • Rating: 3 Star
  • Height: 6-foot-1
  • Weight: 200 lbs
  • High School: Lowndes
  • Hometown: Valdosta, GA
  • National Rank: 984th-best overall (247Sports Composite)
  • Position Rank: 75th
  • Considered: Virginia Tech, Appalachian State, Coastal Carolina, Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, NC State, Syracuse, Wake Forest, West Virginia, etc.
  • Twitter: @tjquinn0415
  • Commitment Story: Louisville Football Lands Another Legacy Commitment From 2021 GA S TJ Quinn

CSZ Breakdown: Quinn has solid tackling fundamentals, coupled with ferocious hits and solid understanding of developing plays.

Louisville Comparison: James Sample. One thing the former Louisville phenom did very well was deliver hard, violent hits. Quinn shows the making of following in those footsteps; both are extremely smart players that spy on the quarterback effectively and tackle well in the open field.

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