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JORDAN GENMARK HEATH
Cathedral Catholic; San Diego
Measurements: 6’2”, 205 lbs.
Accolades: Rivals.com three-star recruit; No. 73 player in California per rivals.com; 67th at position
Other Notable Offers: Cal, Oregon State, Vanderbilt, Washington State
Projected Position: Safety
Quick Take: The biggest shortcoming of this recruiting class is in the secondary. With defensive back Russ Yeast announcing today he would stay true to his Louisville commitment, Genmark Heath is the only defensive back in the class. (There is yet a chance with safety Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, but he is not due to announce his decision until this afternoon.) Even Genmark Heath only flipped to Notre Dame toward the end of the cycle, de-committing from Cal in the process.
Fortunately, his frame packs a wallop upon contact, and all reviews from his high school coaches involve praise of his understanding of the game as a whole. Both of those, obviously, are vital to strong safety play. So he may be the only defensive back in the class, he should fill the role nicely.
Nonetheless, another defensive back would have been preferred. For that matter, perhaps there is still one out there in Owusu-Koramoah.