We wrap-up our tour around the country by looking at the top defensive backs in high school football in the Class of 2021.
5-star corner back Tony Grimes of Prince Anne High School in Virginia is the No. 1 DB in the nation. Grimes has given his verbal commitment to North Carolina.
Tony Grimes, Prince Anne (Virginia)
Three of the Top 5 DB’s are still uncommitted.
Pinson Valley’s (Alabama) Ga’Quincy McKinstry is a 5-star cornerback. His top five schools are all from the SEC — Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Georgia and LSU.
Ga’Quincy McKinstry, Pinson Valley (Alabama)
The third 5-star cornerback is Jason Marshall of Palmetto High in Miami. The Panthers will have a very good secondary with Marshall teaming-up with 4-star safety Corey Collier.
Jason Marshall, Palmetto (Miami, Florida)
Sage Ryan is the first safety on the Top 25 list at No. 4. The Lafayette Christian Academy senior-to-be is expected to play at in-state LSU.
Sage Ryan, Lafayette Christian (Louisiana)
At No. 5 is 4-star cornerback Jakailin Johnson of De Smet in Missouri. Johnson is one of three verbal commits, on this list, for the Ohio State Buckeyes.
Jakailin Johnson, De Smet (Missouri)
Defensive Backs, Class of 2021
No. 1 Tony Grimes, CB – Prince Anne (Virginia) – North Carolina
No. 2 Ga’Quincy McKinstry, CB – Pinson Valley (Alabama) – Uncommitted
No. 3 Jason Marshall, CB – Miami Palmetto (Florida) – Uncommitted
No. 4 Sage Ryan, S – Lafayette Christian (Louisiana) – Uncommitted
No. 5 Jakailin Johnson, CB – De Smet (Missouri) – Ohio State
No. 6 Derrick Davis, Jr., S – Gateway (Pennsylvania) – Uncommitted
No. 7 Ceyair Wright, CB – Loyola (California) – Uncommitted
No. 8 Jordan Hancock, CB – North Gwinnett (Georgia) – Uncommitted
No. 9 Isaiah Johnson, CB – Bluefield (West Virginia) – Uncommitted
No. 10 Corey Collier, S – Miami Palmetto (Florida) – Uncommitted
No. 11 Nyland Green, CB – Newtown (Georgia) – Uncommitted
No. 12 Avante Dickerson, CB – Westside (Omaha, Nebraska) – Minnesota
No. 13 Nathaniel Wiggins, CB – Westlake (Georgia) – Uncommitted
No. 14 Latrell McCutchin, CB – LBJ (Texas) – Oklahoma
No. 15 Jaylin Davies, CB – Mater Dei (California) – Oregon
No. 16 Andre Turrentine, S – Ensworth (Tennessee) – Ohio State
No. 17 Kendal Daniels, S – Beggs (Oklahoma) – Uncommitted
No. 18 Kaine Williams, S – John Ehret (Louisiana) – Alabama
No. 19 JD Coffey, S – Kennedale (Texas) – Texas
No. 20 Ishmael Ibraheem, CB – Kimball (Texas) – Texas
No. 21 Clinton Burton, Jr., CB – St. Frances Academy (Maryland) – Boston College
No. 22 Ahmari Harvey, S – Florida State University HS (Florida) – Uncommitted
No. 23 Terrion Arnold, S – John Paul II Catholic (Florida) – Uncommitted
No. 24 Hunter Wohler, S – Muskego (Wisconsin) – Wisconsin
No. 25 Jantzen Dunn, S – South Warren (Kentucky) – Ohio State