Biography: Three-year starter awarded all-conference honors as a senior after registering 58 tackles and breaking up one pass. Junior numbers included 63 tackles with two interceptions. Posted a career-best four interceptions as a freshman.
Positives: Tall, athletic safety with upside. Covers a lot of area in center field, goes sideline to sideline and remains disciplined with assignments. Effectively recognizes routes in zone coverage, displays the ability to drive to the ball out of his plant and possesses a closing burst of speed. Effortlessly flows to the action and displays the ability to stay with receivers out of breaks. Quick up the field to defend the run, explosive at the point and wraps up tackling. Works well with cornerbacks.
Negatives: Does not consistently take proper angles to the action or show great efficiency on the field. Struggles in man coverage situations and trails opponents too much. Shows stiffness in his game on occasion.
Analysis: Iloka is a fine looking athlete who has flashed ability at free safety, effectively stopping the run and defending the pass. He needs to polish his game before he'll be ready to step into a starting lineup at the next level, but he offers potential in a variety of defensive systems.
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