Coach Enos addressed the media on Wednesday to discuss the Class of 2012. He talked about several things, including giving quick looks at each individual in the class. Here is what he had to say about the defense.
We are very excited to add this group of young men to our football program. It is a versatile group of high-character individuals who will work hard to be successful academically and athletically. I am proud of the efforts of our coaches, who have worked tirelessly to bring this class together.
Tony Annese, Safety
He will hit you, he is tough. He is physical and very fast. We're going to start him out at the safety position, he has great ball skills. He came from a very good football program and he will be a very good football player.
Joe Bacci, Linebacker
We didn't offer him initially because we were low on scholarships, but we kept watching his tape. He was too tough, he was too physical and he tested outstanding at our camp. He ran a 4.6 (40 yard-dash) and was a great broad jumper. We think he will be a very big, physical guy who can move.
Winslow Chapman, Cornerback
Winslow will play corner for us. He is a 3.5 GPA student, already taking college courses this year. He is extremely tough, a guy who we are very familiar with at camp and has been up here many times with his family.
Jabari Dean, Defensive Tackle
He's at about 290 pounds already. He'll be at 300 pounds easy. He has great lateral quickness, he's explosive, he can move his feet and he can bend. He's a great student; he has a 3.5 GPA at Renaissance High School. He has the physical aspects to contribute early, but we'll see how that goes.
Jordan Fields, Safety
He's an outstanding football player. As a junior, he played a lot of defense and that caught our eye. He's physical, has great ball skills and he'll hit you. As a senior, he caught 67 passes and 13 touchdowns. He has a very physical nature, so we will play on him the defensive side of the ball.
Kavon Frazier, Defensive Back
When he came to camp, we saw a big, explosive guy. He reminds us of Courtney Williams. He's another good student; he scored 25 or 26 on the ACT. We are expecting big things from Kavon Frazier.
Brandon Greer, Safety
We recruited him as a safety that can thump you. He can run and he has good ball skills. Brandon is a great football player. He has excelled on offense and defense; he's another one of those big body guys who can do a lot of things. We're going to start him out on defense because he can hit and has good ball skills. He's a great kid who can make an impact on special teams as well.
Michael Jorde, Defensive Lineman
Mike is a guy who we feel has an unlimited amount of potential. He came to our camp and is unbelievably athletic. He can run, shred through blocks and he's a great student.
Kelby Latta, Defensive Tackle
He is in the Michigan High School All-Star Game. Other high school coaches in the state of Michigan have told me that he's the best high school lineman they've saw in 20 years. He's strong, tough, athletic, can bend and powerful. He'll play to the whistle and he's very tough.
Colton Odykirk, Safety
He's going to be a preferred walk-on for us. He's a local guy. He's going to play safety for us. He is a guy who did a lot of things for his high school team. He's going to contribute a lot to us.
Louis Palmer, Defensive End
This guy is an unbelievable defensive end. We didn't start recruiting him until December and it ended in January. He felt very comfortable here. He's explosive and he plays hard. The thing that set it for us was when we were watching other players highlight films against Cass Tech and Louis Palmer kept showing up.
Lance Sanders, Defensive End
This guy is focused and had over a 3.0 GPA. He is very determined and he's tough. He plays in the Catholic League in Chicago. He plays hard, tough and has a great family. He's going to be a very good player for us.
Anthony Scarcelli, Defensive Back
His dad, Tony, was a great player at Illinois and his uncle was a great player here. Anthony is a great player. He's tough; he broke the 100 meter record at Marine City at 10.67 seconds, and has great ball skills. We're going to play him on the defensive side of the ball at the start, but he's a great player who can play offense easily. When he hits people, he hits them well. He will put his hat on you.
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