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#TNSF USF Class of 2021 Chronicle: CB Gabe Nealy

With the 2021 class being LOADED at the secondary position, learn more about the newest cornerback known as ‘spida’ down below!

#TNSF 2020 The New South Florida Bulls Football LogoWelcome to our series chronicling the #TNSF (The New South Florida) USF recruiting class of 2021. The series will breakdown every single recruit and transfer that signed on the dotted line to officially become a part of Head Coach Jeff Scott’s second recruiting class. Help us welcome CB Gabe Nealy to the Bulls!

CB Gabe Nealy – Gulliver Prep (Miami, FL)

Committed to the Bulls since June 27th, Nealy represents the litany of secondary recruits that were brought into the 2021 class. Ranked as the 98th best safety in the country, Nealy has received offers from programs such as Michigan State, Pittsburgh, Kentucky, Georgia Tech, and Nebraska to name a few.

Run the Tape:

Height and length at the position stand out for a corner on the outside. Flips his hips well in and out of breaks. Keeps his head turned to the ball and doesn’t get caught face-guarding the receiver in front of him. Comfortable in man and zone coverage calls. Will present a matchup problem for receivers who can’t work out of press coverage at the next level.

Mike’s Take:

When you can get a corner that stands at 6-4 with excellent length at the position, you find a way to bring them on board. Watching the tape, having a guy like Nealy in your secondary presents a matchup problem for teams that run small at the receiver position. Similar to Blackmon from a position versatility standpoint, Nealy does have the potential to move to free safety in a similar role as former Bull Jaymon Thomas, but I like him at corner first and foremost. Nonetheless, Nealy will make for an excellent cornerback at the next level and I’m excited to see how he progresses during his time in Tampa.

USF Football Recruiting Class of 2021
Name Pos. School 247 Rivals
1 Gunnar Greenwald TE Satellite Senior (Satellite Beach, FL) 0.8559 5.6
2 K’wan Powell RB Vernon (Vernon, FL) 0.8547 5.6
3 Jordan Blackmon S Eau Gallie (Melbourne, FL) 0.8526 5.6
4 Gabe Nealy S Gulliver Prep (Miami, FL) 0.8485 5.5
5 Jimmy Horn Jr. WR Seminole (Sanford, FL) 0.8466 5.5
6 Jaelen Stokes CB Auburndale (Auburndale, FL) 0.8453 5.4
7 Timmy McClain QB Seminole (Sanford, FL) 0.8430 5.6
8 Davon Hicks ILB Vero Beach (Vero Beach, FL) 0.8410 5.5
9 Desmond Mamudi DT Carrollwood Day (Tampa, FL) 0.8364 5.5
10 Nickolas Tshivuadi WR Clearwater Academy International (Clearwater, FL) 0.8347 5.5
11 Cardrece Mobley WR Clearwater (Clearwater, FL) 0.8336 5.4
12 Jalen Herring ATH Lawton Chiles (Tallahassee, FL) 0.8335 5.5
13 Dequan Stanley ATH St. Augustine (St. Augustine, FL) 0.8329 5.3
14 CJ Ross OLB Trinity Christian Academy (Jacksonville, FL) 0.8322 5.5
15 Keeon Terrell SDE Ft. Myers (Fort Myers, FL) 0.8302 5.4
16 Jacquez Williams DT Jenkins (Savannah, GA) 0.8302 5.4
17 Jhalin Hobbs DT Lennard (Ruskin, FL) 0.8281 5.4
18 Cole Best OG Trinity Preparatory School (Winter Park, FL) 0.8248 5.4
19 Drew Cornelius OG Heard County (Franklin, GA) 0.8235 5.4
20 Andrew Kilfoyl OT Clearwater (Clearwater, FL) 0.8227 5.4
21 Andrew Stokes P ProKick Australia (Australia, AUS) 0.7791 5.3
22 Jarren Williams QB Garden City C.C. (Garden City, KS) N/A N/A

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