Varsity Preps

Wesley Charles, CB, C/O 2015

Photo courtesy of Wesley Charles’ Hudl page

North Miami High School

Vitals: 6’0”/ 160 lbs./ 4.61 40-Time/ 4.10 Shuttle-Time/ 36” Vertical/ 4 Interceptions in 2013

Film Analysis: The first thing that sticks out to me about Wesley Charles is his ability to close on the ball. Charles has the intangible ability to sense where the ball is going to be, and be there for either an interception or a broken up pass. Very impressed with his pass break-up ability. I do wish that Charles’ closing speed were faster, especially at his weight. That could be something that he can work on this summer during his offseason workouts and camps. I do like his ability to change speeds but closing speed is a combination of both. One of the things that Charles uses well to aid his interception and pass break-up ability, is his vertical leap. This will be something that coaches are going to see right away. A corner that can go up and compete against a taller receiver is always welcome. It’s easy to see that Charles can make the plays, recording four interceptions last season. Charles also breaks down well in tackling and has a very fundamental form. I would like to see Charles put on some weight if possible, as long as that doesn’t slow down his speed any further. The heavier he can be, the more physical he’ll be able to play at the next level.

My Rating: 3-Star CB, Top 100 CB, Top 175 Florida Prospect

The Verdict: Wesley Charles is an underrated cornerback prospect in the state of Florida. There is a lot of prospects in the Miami area, and Charles is a corner that has the ability to make plays on the ball in an area that provides many college players. Charles will be camping at several places this summer, but the two that I think are going to be slam dunks are going to be the Florida International and Florida Atlantic camp. Both of those Conference USA schools are great fits for Charles and they are obviously close to home. He doesn’t have the offers now, but I project him to be able to pick up an offer from one, if not both of those schools.

Pros: Nose for the ball, Vertical jump, Tackling

Cons: Speed, Weight

Check out Wesley’s Hudl page: http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2627192/wesley-charles

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