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Editor's Note: In the ﬁfth installment of a weekly series exploring the top college prospects by position in the parish and state, The Ouachita Citizen takes a look at the defensive backs. We have gathered information from some of the state's top recruiting experts at www.louisianaprepinsider.com, www.dandydon.com and www.pelicanpreps.com and come up with a list of the "Blue
Chippers" for our state and parish that are sure to be high on every
college coach's wish list come next year. The series will continue
each week leading up to the 2012 Football Preview, which will be
released and distributed the week of the opening Jamborees. Next
week, we will focus on the top returning running backs in the
state and parish for 2012.
Often considered a mecca for producing linemen and linebackers, Ouachita Parish has an outstanding crop of returning defensive backs for the upcoming 2012 football season.
Defensive backs (often also called secondary personel) are split into two distinct roles - the cornerback and the safety. Each position is required to defend speciﬁc territories depending on the defensive scheme and both positions have to work together as a cohesive unit to defend a large section of ﬁeld.
The ﬁrst position that we will examine is the corner back. A successful corner back must posses excellent speed, agility and the ability to cover the outside of the hashes territory.
Among the greatest cornerbacks to play the game was "Primetime" Deion Sanders who played for the Atlanta Falcons, San Fransico 49ers, Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins.