Name: Blake Countess
Weight: 174 lbs.
High school: Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Olney, MD
Jersey number: #18
Last year: Countess was a high school senior (commitment post here)
TTB Rating: 84
In case you can’t tell from the commitment post, I really like Countess. He played for a good high school program, seems like a high-character individual, and can do lots of different things – stop the run, defend the pass, and help out in the return game if needed. There’s nothing that he seems to lack, although there’s nothing that screams future superstar, either. He’s just a good, solid player.
I believe Countess has the ability to come in and make an immediate impact at the college level, but his pathway to the field is blocked by three cornerbacks with starting experience – fifth year senior Troy Woolfolk, redshirt junior J.T. Floyd, and sophomore Courtney Avery. That might allow Countess to redshirt, but I also think Countess might end up #3 on the depth chart by the end of the year. I doubt he’ll be a starter at any point this year, but all bets are off when he’s a sophomore.
Prediction: Backup cornerback
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