2022 – APB – Xavier Townsend – Berkeley Prep, FL – 5’10 / 170
247 Rank: National - 691 / APB - 4 / FL – 95
Commitment – Undecided
Name/Location/Date/Time of film for evaluation – Junior Season Highlights - Hudl - 2021 - 8m 40sec
Physical Attributes – Xavier is a shorter, thicker, explosive athlete who has elite twitch and quickness. He shows excellent balance and body control along with burst and acceleration. He can drop weight and burst and accelerate out of cuts. He also has good play speed but not elite. An explosive player who can make people miss.
Position Specific Skills – Xavier has all the tools to be a RB/Slot guy. He has elite initial quickness, burst and acceleration to go along with balance and body control and the ability to make people miss. He is explosive with great play speed but not elite long speed. He is powerful enough to break tackles. He has great lateral movement as well and can jump cut on a dime. He also possesses great, soft hands.
Overall – You can line up Xavier in the back field or at the slot/WR positions. He can be a punt/kick returner as well. A jack knife type offensive player who can excel in the zone run game as well as in the screen game. He can be very productive at the college level in the right system. He is very explosive with great vision and can set up the 2nd, 3rd and 4th defenders to make them miss. His game fits in today's game and schemes.
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