• Ed O'Brien

The hottest Class of 2023 Defensive Back recruits in the DMV

The DMV area has seen its status as a hotbed of talent certified in the past several months. Covid-19 forced many schools in the area to either not be able to play during the 2020 season, postpone their season to the spring of 2021, or play only a few games. Being able to play a full season of games has tremendously helped recruiting in the DMV and the area is currently on fire.


National Radar takes a look at some of the hottest defensive back recruits in the DMV area. These prospects currently have FBS offers. We'll have an under-the-radar list in the near future.


ANTONIO COTMAN JR. | 6-2 | 190 | SAFETY

Cotman's recruitment has been on fire over the past several months. His latest offer came from Arkansas on Feb. 9. Cotman took a visit to Penn State on Jan. 30. Boston College, Penn State, Duke, Maryland, South Carolina, and Purdue are among his 15-plus other offers.


BRAYLON JOHNSON | 6-0 | 155 | SAFETY-CORNERBACK

Johnson received his latest offer from James Madison on Feb. 9. His ever-growing offer list includes Oklahoma, Georgia Tech, Pittsburgh, Boston College, Liberty, Maryland, Penn State, and Michigan State.


CALEB WOODSON | 6-3 | 200 | SAFETY-CORNERBACK



Woodson's latest offer came from ODU on Feb. 4. His last couple of visits were to West Virginia, Virginia Tech, and Penn State


CHRISTIAN GARRETT | 6-3 | 190 | SAFETY

Garrett's offer list includes Maryland, Boston College, Penn State, Virginia Tech, and N.C. State.


COLLIN GILL | 6-0 | 191 | CORNERBACK



Gill's most recent visit was to Virginia. His 10-plus offer list includes Cincinnati, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Utah, Virginia, and Virginia Tech.



DANTE LOVETT | 6-0 | 183 | CORNERBACK



Lovett received an offer from Buffalo on Feb. 9. He visited both Clemson and South Carolina back in late January. His offer list includes Boston College, Akron, Cincinnati, Kent State, and Toledo.


DAVION CORPENING | 5-10 | 174 | CORNERBACK

Corpening has an offer from Maryland.


DEVIN MALLOY | 5-11 | 177 | CORNERBACK



Malloy took a visit to Virginia Tech at the beginning of the month. He has an offer from Boston College and is getting interest from Maryland, New Mexico State, Virginia, and Virginia Tech.


JAMARI SOMERVILLE | 5-11 | 185

Somerville's most recent visit was to Duke in late January. He has an offer from Boston College


JONATHAN PENNIX | 6-0 | 175 | CORNERBACK



Pennix's most recent visit was to Virginia Tech in late January. He has offers from Boston College, Pittsburgh, Virginia, and Wes Virginia.


JORDAN BASS | 6-3 | 198 | SAFETY


Bass received offers from both James Madison and North Carolina on Feb. 9. His most recent visit was to Penn State in late January.


KALEB SPENCER | 6-3 | 210 | SAFETY



Spencer received an offer from Arkansas on Feb. 9 and Oklahoma offered him on Feb. 3. His 15-plus offers include Boston College, Duke, Indiana, Louisville, Maryland, Oklahoma, Pittsburgh, South Carolina, Virginia Tech, and West Virginia.


KENNETH LOWERY II | 5-10 | 175 | CB



Lowery has offers from Campbell and Pittsburgh. He's also getting interest from East Carolina, Mississippi State, Old Dominion, Virginia, and Virginia Tech. Lowery will be visiting East Carolina on Mar. 19.


KP PRICE | 6-2 | 175 | SAFETY



Price visited Duke, Wake Forest and N.C. State in late January. He has offers from Boston College, UConn, Duke, Liberty, Toledo, and West Virginia.


MITCHELL GARDNER | 6-3 | 200 | SAFETY


Garner visited Virginia Tech in late January. He has offers from Bowling Green, Buffalo, Toledo, and West Virginia


TAWFIQ BYARD | 5-11 | 170 | SAFETY



Byard has offers from UConn, Kent State, Ole Miss, Liberty, Buffalo, West Virginia, South Florida, Boston College, and Toledo. He took a visit to Penn State in late January.



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