Makari Vickers

  • Pos CB
  • Height 6-1
  • Weight 200

Prospect Info

Oklahoma Sooners

  • Jersey #6
  • Class FR

As a Prospect

  • Class 2023
  • Committed 8/26/2022
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H.S. Scouting Report

Evaluated 07/13/2022

Andrew Ivins
Andrew Ivins Director of Scouting

Projection

4-7 Round Day 3

Comparison

DeMarcco Hellams Atlanta Falcons

A bigger defensive back with legit top-end speed that has found ways to make an impact in all three phases of the game on Friday nights. Size hasn’t been verified in a year, but looks to be at least 6-foot-1 and pushing close to 190 pounds as he’s thick throughout the torso. Hasn’t tested in a while either, but track and field profile is in the upper percentile as he owns multiple sub-11 times in the 100-meter dash and has cleared 21 feet in the long jump. A natural playmaker on the backend with ball skills that is quick to read and diagnose. Impressive open-field tackler for someone his age that will strike ball carriers and wrap up. Looser hips allow him to get east-west better than most his size. Understands how to fight through blocks out on the perimeter or in the ally and make a stop. Spent much of junior season working over the top as a safety, but was also utilized here and there as an outside cornerback. Found success in both roles registering 68 tackles, eight pass break ups and two interceptions. Might be able to get the job done at one of the corner sports in a defense that favors bump-and-run coverage, but ceiling seems to be highest as a box safety given how he can come downhill and get physical while also sticking with all the new-age, athletic tight ends that patrol the slot these days. Should be viewed as a potential multi-year starter for a Power Five program. Someone that will also likely add some special teams value right away given build and tackling prowess.

H.S. Athletic Background

Also a decorated track and field athlete (sprints, jumps) … State qualifier in the 100-meter dash (twice), 200-meter dash (twice) and the long jump … As a junior, placed 8th at Florida’s 1A track meet in the 100 (10.89) and 5th in the long jump (21’10.5”). Was also region champ in both events.
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2022: Transferred into Robert F. Munroe in advance of senior season.
2021: Two-way player for Tallahassee (Fla.) St. John Paul II getting snaps primarily at SAF and WR. Also worked in at CB and returned kicks for the Panthers, who went 9-3 and made second round of Sunshine State’s 2A playoffs. Totaled 68 tackles, 8 PBU, 2 FF and 2 INT on defense. On offense, caught 12 passes for 181 yards and 3 TD. Earned All-Big Bend recognition.
2020: Produced on varsity as a sophomore at Tallahassee (Fla.) St. John Paul II going both ways. Credited with 7 PBU and 2 INT on defense.
-- Andrew Ivins

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