October 14, 2008
Loften among best in the class of 2010
Despite the fact that colleges across the country are moving to the spread, there will always be a need for defenses to have a run-stopping safety. They don't necessarily have to be as big or fast as former Oklahoma Sooner and current Dallas Cowboy Roy Williams, but they do have to have decent size, be able to run and be able to come down into the box with an attitude.
South Oak Cliff four-star prospect Kevin Brent is the prototypical strong safety in the class 2009, built somewhat like a linebacker with the ability to run with many wide receivers. The class of 2010 also contains a similar prospect in the personage of Irving Nimitz's Eddrick Loften who stands six feet tall, weighs 195 pounds and runs a 4.54-second 40-yard dash. He is athletic enough to play running back on offense and smart enough to direct traffic as well as lay the wood on defense. Basically, Loften can do anything you want him to do.
Loften is gaining significant interest from Texas A&M, Texas, Oklahoma, LSU, Notre Dame, Tennessee, Kansas and Baylor.
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