Vernon Hargreaves, the nation's top cornerback recruit, committed to the Florida Gators on Thursday during a visit to Gainesville, Fla.
I can officially say I am committed to THE University of Florida ! #GoGators CHOMP CHOMP— Vernon Hargreaves (@VHargreaves24) July 26, 2012
Hargreaves holds more than 30 scholarship offers and is widely considered to be the best cornerback recruit in the country. He is a consensus five-star recruit out of Wharton High School in Tampa, Fla.
It's difficult to put together a scouting report for Hargreaves because he does pretty much everything at an elite level. His father is the defensive backs coach for the USF Bulls, and it is clear that he has absorbed much of the advanced coaching he's received since he was a little kid. Hargreaves could start for many BCS programs as a 17-year-old.
Hargreaves seems to always be in the right position, thanks to his instincts and years being around the game. He does break on the ball quite well, but if you watch closely, you'll see that he doesn't have as far to go to get to the spot as many corners because he's positioned himself better before the time comes to close on the football. There aren't many false steps in his game.
Hargreaves shows the ability to be quite physical and is a very good tackler. He can excel in man or zone coverage, with his smooth hips and quick feet.