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Vernon Hargreaves III Emerging As Top CB


Freshman corner Vernon Hargreaves III is exceeding the hype that accompanied his enrollment at Florida. The Tampa product was ESPN’s No. 1 ranked CB in the country, and the No. 3 overall player in the ESPN 300.

In only four games with the Gators, VH3, as people have taken to calling him, has intercepted three passes, more than Loucheiz Purifoy and Marcus Roberson combined last season.

With injuries, Hargreaves got the call to start against Kentucky and was ready to play. In addition to intercepting the pass in the end zone, he was a nightmare to get any separation from. Yet the Wildcats continued to throw to him.

This interception shows Hargreaves’ phenomenal ability to track the ball and QB the entire time.

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At this point you can see he has his back to the QB and is sprinting with (has a step on) the receiver. At the same time though, he is keeping his eye on Maxwell Smith and then the ball.

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Here you can see he rotates his hips in order to square up to the ball. The whole time keeping watch of the old pig skin.

The rest is just his 38 inch vertical and soft hands going to work.

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