UCLA football’s increasing success in 2012 has proven to be beneficial — as it should be — in the football recruiting world.
One particular recruit is still flying under the radar, although that’s changing pretty rapidly.
Patrick Enewally, a defensive back out of Cerritos, CA, has seen his stock among college evaluators rise quickly over the past week. After receiving offers from Boise State and Arizona, the 6’1”, 190-pound high school safety received an offer from UCLA. Three days later, the Washington Huskies extended an offer.
There isn’t much written evaluation of Enewally, but his size is something talent evaluators are looking at closely. While he plays safety in high school, recruiters have been vocal about Enewally playing cornerback, making his 6’1” frame advantageous as a larger corner.
Although the scouting reports on Enewally are a tad dry, there are video highlights of the defensive back. Here they are:
This is quite the eclectic highlight reel for a defensive back. Enewally, in this video, is showing to be really well-disciplined in run support and can cover the field tremendously horizontally. He uses his size to his advantage and packs quite the punch when tackling. The guy also has a lot of pass deflections in this video, proving he can go up and contest for the ball, and likely more so due to his reach. If you were to ask for a generic descriptor of Enewally, “big and versatile” would probably be the best phrase.
Overall, his increasing stock seems to make sense, given that scouts can better see him playing corner than safety. In the context of UCLA’s recruitment of Enewally, it’s fair to note that the Bruins’ secondary has failed miserably all season while the depth chart looks painfully thin.
According to 24/7 Sports, Enewally is a 3-star recruit.