When it comes to physical gifts, there aren’t many that compare to IMG Academy’s Johsua Kaindoh. He looks like he was sculpted to be the prototype defensive end in the NFL.
Everyone knows his high school team is loaded with talent, but there may not be a prospect on that team with the same kind of ceiling that Kaindoh has. He has special talent and has all of the tools to become a dominating player at the college level.
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Projecting a star high school player to have big time success is always going to be inexact because of the level of competition a player faces is always drastically less than what they are going to experience when playing at the college level. That’s why Isaiah Chambers is someone who is going to be so interesting to watch develop.
He has awesome physical tools, but he so overwhelms the offensive linemen he goes up against that he isn’t challenged very often. He’ll see new challenges at the next level, but he has everything you could ask for in a defensive end to overcome those challenges.
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Jeffery Simmons is what the SEC is all about and he doesn’t even play in the SEC yet. He will, though, and he will make an impact.
He is a big, fast, and violent football player that has the chance to be an all-conference player at Ole Miss, Mississippi State, LSU, Alabama, or Auburn. Bigger, faster, stronger is what the conference is all about and they’ll be adding another prospect who epitomizes that next fall.
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The way recruiting goes these days, elite defensive line prospects don’t just pop onto a program’s radar out of the blue at this point in the process. The only way it happens is if a player de-commits.
That’s how a player like Terrell Hall can all of a sudden become an option for teams like Alabama, Penn State, and Notre Dame at the beginning of August. Ohio State’s loss should end up being another program’s gain with a physically gifted defensive end like Hall.
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Justin Madubuike is listed as a defensive end just about everywhere. And he probably would be one at the next level if he were playing at a college this fall.
He’s not, though. He’s only going to be a senior in high school this season and even if he kicks outside to play this season (he lined up inside as a junior), I think he is likely to grow into an interior player and a very good one at that.
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Sometimes in recruiting, the physical tools outweigh the skills that a prospect shows on the field. That is the case with Georgia commit Chauncey Manac. He is built like a player who is ready to play college football now, but his potential far outweighs what kind of player he is currently.
He could end up being a great one in the SEC East if he puts it all together while in Athens.
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Colorado seems to have a few blue chips come out of the state every year and this year the top player is defensive end Carlo Kemp.
He is a pretty good athlete at his size, but he is an even better football player and that’s why he has offers from Michigan and Notre Dame in addition to schools in the Pac-12.
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Players who just start playing football shouldn’t be this good this fast, but Oluwole Betiku is the exception to the rule. He is a physically gifted athlete that is built to be a defensive lineman.
He may already be the top prospect on the west coast and it wouldn’t shock me to see him ultimately end up right up near the top as a top ten player in the nation if he continues to improve at this incredible pace.
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The state of Washington never gets enough credit for the talent they produce every year in recruiting and Bellevue tends to be a big part of that talent on a regular basis. It’s consistently one of the top high school football programs in the nation and has the FBS recruits every year to further prove it.
Isaac Garcia is one of the top players from the state and from Bellevue in this cycle and has already committed to USC. They project him on defense and he shows the signs of being a very good run defender at the next level.
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It’s not uncommon for defensive linemen to wear unconventional numbers at the college or high school level these days, but I can’t remember seeing anyone wear the number 33 before I watched McTelvin Agim.
Based on what I saw, I’m not sure there are too many players who could wear it better playing defensive line. The Hope, Arkansas native is one of the best defensive ends in the nation and possibly my favorite player in the 2016 class that I have broken down so far.
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