Scouting UCF: Defense

Posted: November 25, 2014 in Football

The UCF defense runs out of a 4-3 set. They are strong against the run and even a little better against the pass. Mike White and the passing offense could be in for a long day with a very active secondary. Here is what they are facing in this game.

Defensive line

At defensive end is redshirt sophomore Luke Adams (6’4″ 260 lbs.). He has 12 tackles with 1 TLF. Behind him is reshirt junior Deion Green (6’1″ 240 lbs.) who has 4 tackles with 1 sack on the year. At the other end spot is redshirt junior Thomas Niles (6’2″ 270 lbs.) who has 36 tackles with 8.5 TFL (5 sacks). Behind him is redshirt junior Miles Pace (6’1″ 256 lbs.) who has 15 tackles on the year with 5 TFL (3 sacks). At defensive tackle is redshirt junior is Demetris Anderson (6’2″ 299 lbs.) who has 22 tackles with 5 TFL (1 sack). His back-up is freshman Jamiyus Pittman (6′ 300 lbs.). At the other tackle spot is redshirt senior Jaryl Mamea (6’1″ 283 lbs.) who has 27 tackles on the year with 7 TFL (4 sacks). Behind him is junior Lance McDowdell (6’4″ 310 lbs.) who has 3 tackles in limited playing time.

Linebackers

At outside linebacker is senior Troy Gray (6’2″ 210 lbs.). He has 50 tackles with 8 TLF (1 sack) and 6 passes defended. Behind him is sophomore Justin McDonald (6’2″ 211 lbs.). At the other outside linebacker position is junior Earl Clarke (6’1″ 240 lbs.) who has 25 tackles with 1.5 TFL. Behind him is redshirt freshman Chequan Burkett (6’2″ 218 lbs.) who has 28 tackles with 3 TFL (1 sack) on the year. At middle linebacker is senior Terrance Plummer (6’1″ 236 lbs.) who has 81 tackles with 12.5 TFL (3.5 sacks). Behind him is junior Domenic Spencer (5’10” 229 lbs.) who has 4 tackles in limited playing time.

Secondary

At corner is redshirt sophomore Jacoby Glenn (6′ 186 lbs.) who has 37 tackles and 6 interceptions (watch out for him). Behind him is sophomore Shaquill Griffin (6’1″ 192 lbs.) who has 15 tackles and 1 interception on the year. At the other corner spot is redshirt senior Jordan Ozerities (5’10” 186 lbs.) who has 52 tackles with 2.5 TFL and 3 interceptions on the year. Behind him is sophomore DJ Killings (6’1″ 184 lbs.) who has 10 tackles with 2 interceptions on the year. At the strong safety spot is redshirt senior Clayton Geathers (6’2″ 208 lbs.) who has 69 tackles with 5 TFL, 1 interception and has 10 passes defended. Behind him is redshirt sophomore Jared Henry (6′ 208 lbs.) who has 7 tackles in limited playing time. At free safety is senior Brandon Alexander (6’2″ 195 lbs.) who has 62 tackles with 2 TFL and 3 interceptions on the year. His back-up is redshirt sophomore Drico Johnson (6’1″ 202 lbs.) who has 8 tackles.

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