Position:S Class: Sr School:
South Florida Conference:
C-USA Ht., Wt.: 5'11, 210 40 Time: 4.6 Grade: 3.15
BIO: Two-year starter who finished the season with 86/1/4 after 84/3/4 as a junior.
POSITIVES: Well-built run-defending safety with a competitive nature. Quick to key the action, takes good angles and very efficient. Plays with good pad level, likes to mix it up and wraps up tackling. Throws his body around the field and fires into ball carriers.
NEGATIVES: Best facing the quarterback but struggles over the slot receiver in man-to-man coverage. Lacks sideline-to-sideline speed and usually a half-step late getting to the spot.
ANALYSIS: A high character prospect who works hard, Verpaele has the athletic skills and intelligence to make it. Could surprise as a starter at strong safety and will be a demon on special teams.