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Buffalo Bulls Recruiting Defensive Backs

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The Bulls have a pretty solid tradition of turning out quality defensive backs but in the past couple of seasons the unit as a whole has looked vulnerable. Games against Toledo, Bowling Green, and San Diego State showed just how badly the Bulls need to improve the backfield to prevent "the big play".

Among the players UB is losing this season are Najja Johnson and Okoye Houston. Two of the teams strongest defenders are graduating and behind them are more upper class men. In the way college football always goes what was a young secondary is suddenly one of the more senior units and the next wave of defenders has to come in now.

To that end UB has so far signed three defensive backs to this years class.

They are...

Zach Nicholas Safety: Ellicott City, MD - Mount Hebron High School
Measurables: 5-11/190


Date of Verbal: November 7

- Rankings -247 ( 75) - #210 Safety, #40 Maryland Prospect
Scout (NR)

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Primarily viewed by scouring services as a safety Nicholas registered 35 solo tackles and 40 assisted tackles during 10 games of his Junior season. He also forced two fumbles, broke up two passes, sacked the quarterback three times, and picked off opposing quarterbacks two others.


He was also a threat on the offensive side of the ball as a running back. Nichols carried the ball 47 times for just under nine yards per carry and seven touchdowns. He also aught 21 passes for 344 yards, adding four more scores.

Ryan Williamson Safety: Cincinnati, OH - Colerain High School
Measurables: 6-1/180

2012 Highlights

Date of Verbal: December 26

- 247 ( 78), #176 Safety, #97 Ohio Prospect
Rivals (5.3),

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Buffalo Bulls Recruiting Ryan Williamson - Bull Run
Williamson will come to Buffalo from Colerain High School in Cincinnati, Ohio. Ths past season the Cardinals wnt undefeated in league play finishing their season with a 12-1 mark en route to being the seventh ranked prep team in the State of Ohio.


Williamson stands at 6-0, 180 pounds came into the season as a member of the Pre-season Tristate All-TSF First. Team made 47 tackles and five interceptions last year. He runs the 40 in 4.48 seconds. According to the Safety he chose Buffalo over offers from Eastern Illinois and Akron. He was also getting looks from Illinois and Arizona State.

Terrance Wilson Cornerback: Buford, GA - Buford High School
Measurables: 5-10/180

Date of Verbal: November 7

- 247 ( 80) - #127CB, #145 Prospect from Georgia
81 - #45 ILB, #24 Prospect from Michigan

FBS Offers - Georgia State

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NCAA Recruiting Terrance Wilson verbals to Buffalo - Bull Run
Wilson is a physical defensive back who helped take Buford to the Georgia AAA state championship game this season. Leading up to the championship game Wilson had 34 tackles, two interceptions and six pass break-ups on the defensive side of the ball and added76 yards and two TDs on just five touches offensively.

Terrance is the first corner to commit this season. According to Trinity Recruiting service his som4.56 40 and brings a 33 inch vertical to go along with a 285 pound bench and 325 point squat.

Juwan Jackson Safety: New Berlin, NY - Don Bosco
Measurables: 6-4/200

Date of Verbal: December 26

- 247 ( 78) - #170 S, #52 Prospect from New Jersey

NCAA Recruiting Juwan Jackson to Buffalo - Bull Run
Playing for coach Greg Toal Jackson helped lead Don Bosco to a 7-4 record this past season. The Ironmen rallied from a 1-3 start. Bosco kicked off a five-game tear with a win over Friendship Academy (DC), and ended up winning six of its final seven contests. The highlight of the season may have been the schools 28-21 win over eventual Non-Public, Group 3 champion St. Joseph. In the Non-Public, Group 4 postseason, they downed Seton Hall Prep in the first round, before losing to Paramus Catholic in the semifinals.