Jacksonville FL | 6011 | 211 | 4.56E | 2020
Freelance safety with great size and acceleration. Does an excellent job playing decoy and baiting the quarterback. Doesn’t stand still pre-snap, whether it’s taking a few steps up, left or right, he is constantly trying to disguise his every move. As the last line of defense, his first move is usually to take a step back, as he is so quick to break on the ball—he utilizes his makeup speed. Will lay the lumber when presented the opportunity. Doesn’t always take the best angles. Follows his assignment out almost to a fault, where sometimes he fails to adjust to the play as it unfolds. He also needs to sharpen his backpedal. Accumulated 52 tackles, six forced fumbles, three interceptions and eight pass deflections, earning MAC All-American and Freshman of the Year Honors in 2016. He averaged 40 yards per interception return, showing nice instincts with the ball in his hands and was known to challenge some of the upperclassmen, as he has embraced a leadership role. “Not only does he make picks and do some of the flashy kind of stuff, but he is a physical guy against the run and makes tackles and can play off blocks of receivers and be a force,” according to his head coach Frank Zolich.
2016: Saw action in all 14 games, starting in seven of them…Compiled 53 total tackles on the season (35 solo, 18 assisted)….recorded three tackles for loss…recorded three interceptions for 120 yards on the season as well as eight pass breakups and 11 passes defended…recorded one recovered fumble on the season as well as six forced fumbles…named First Team All-MAC and MAC Freshman of the Year
High School: Two-year varsity letterman…Had a career 100 tackles, three interceptions, two forced fumbles, and 58 solo tackles…Two-time State Champions (2013 and 2014)…2014 Burger King Bowl Series Champions.
Personal: Born February 22, 1997… Son of Anjanette Madison and James Polite … Has six siblings (Adrian, Jalen, Tyler, Samiah, Kaylan, and Khadija)… His hobbies include studying, sports and hanging out with friends… Chose Ohio for the atmosphere and a good academic program… Plans to major in Sports Management.