Hakeem Vance

6′2″ / 195 lbs
Olive Branch, MS
Class of 2019
Rating: n/a

National Avg
Rating: 86.2

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Hakeem Vance Highlights (2017)


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Career Stats

Season Rush Yds TD Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs Pass Breakups T Int FF
7 69 1 31 490 7 1 8 4 1
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6'2, 200 pounds

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His athleticism and height are ideal for the Baylor coaching staff. His power ball is elite which shows a whole lot of power and strength in his upper body. His 40 time is plenty fast enough for a safety or linebacker as well. At camp I really liked his ability to cover tight end or receiver. He matched up really well against tight ends because he did not allow them to displace him. He used his strength to stick with the tight end then used speed to close on the ball. His film from his junior year is terrific. I love his physicality and ability to attack ball carriers. I think he is going to be able to tackle well at the next level. He also had four interceptions but most of them were just bad throws but he put himself in the right spot. Vance has a ton of offensive highlights in his film which is where I saw a ton of athleticism on display. He shows many times the ability to high point the football which is very important at the safety position in the Big 12. The ability to go up and challenge bigger receivers is something I believe he will be able to do better than any other safety currently on Baylor's roster.


Based on the statistics I can find he made a mistake transferring for his senior season. He only played receiver and did not really make much of an impact. I know he had a lingering hamstring and groin injury all season long. I believe that impacted his production greatly. Since he only played offense it makes you wonder why he was not played much on the defensive side of the ball, this reminds me of JT Woods a little bit. Production is something I typically like to see out of prospects especially as a senior. At camp he struggled catching the football and he looked stiff in the hips at times in coverage. There are intricacies of the game that I believe he needs to get much better at such as technique and positioning.

How I see him fitting in at Baylor

I think he is a safety at Baylor. His ability to tackle in the open field and coverage in the slot with receivers and tight ends will be greatly needed. He has very solid athleticism that should translate well to the Baylor. I think he redshirts his first year while playing in four games (I think he will be good on special teams) and then gets a lot of playing time as a RS-FR in a safety by committee approach I believe the Bears will implement.

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Rating Explained

With a projection at safety, Vance shows the athleticism, tackling, size, and junior film to make a big impact for the Bears in the coming years. He impressed at camp with his one-on-one coverage skills and his speed translating to competition. His senior production and film is definitely a negative and one that lowered his ranking to an 87 even though his junior film is near four-star material.

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Bear Insider Rating

99-100: Elite national prospect (Five-star)

Considered one of the best prospects in the nation and a likely difference-maker at the collegiate level. Displays all of the physical skills to be a future All-American with potential to be an early-round NFL draft pick.

90-98: Elite state prospect (Four-star)

Considered one of the best 30-40 prospects in the state and a top 250 national prospect. Displays the physical skills to be a major early contributor at the collegiate level with high professional potential.

80-89: Quality prospect (Three-star)

Considered one of the best 100 prospects in the state and a top 500 national prospect. Displays the physical skills to develop into a contributor over the course of his college career. Has the ability to become a professional prospect over time with development.

70-79: Solid prospect (Two-star)

Considered one of the top 250 prospects in the state. Has the physical skills to be a potential contributor at a D-1 program over the course of his collegiate career with significant development. Professional potential is low.

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