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2022 Class- Top Targets & Offers: Defense

nvlahos

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DE: 3
  1. Nyjalik Kelly (Visits - 6/1, 6/10)
  2. Shemar Stewart (Visits - 6/1, 6/3, 6/13)
  3. Dante Anderson (Visits - 6/1)
  • Beau Atkinson (Visits - 6/1)
  • Marvin Jones (Visits - 6/1)
  • Kenyatta Jackson

DT: 2-3
  1. Bear Alexander (Visits - 6/11)
  2. Alton Tarber (Visits - 6/1)
  3. Daniel Lyons (Visits - 6/1)
  • Jamaal Whyce (Visits - 6/1)
  • Quentel Jones (Visits - 6/4)
  • Zane Durant (Visits - 6/1)

LB: 3
  1. Wesley Bissainthe (Visits - 6/1, 6/18)
  2. Omar Graham (Visits - 6/1, 6/4)
  3. Travious Lathan (Visits - 6/1)
  • Justin Medlock (Visits - 6/11)
  • Damario Tolan (Visits - 6/25)
  • Devon Jackson (Visits - 6/25)

Striker: 1

1. - Sherrod Covil (Visits - 6/1)
  • Jacorey Thomas (Visits - 6/18)
  • Avian Rice (Visits - 6/1)

CB: 4
  1. Khamauri Rogers (Visits - 6/1, 6/18)
  2. Chris Graves (Visits - 6/1, 6/4)
  3. Trequon Fegans (Visits - 6/4)
  4. Jacolby Spells (Visits - 6/1, 6/11)
- Earl Little Jr. (Visits - 6/1)
- Ja'Cari Henderson (Visits - 6/1)
- Nick Cull (Visits - 6/18)
- Trevell Mullen (Visits - 6/1)
- Jordan Allen (Visits - 6/4)


S: 1
1. Markeith Williams (Visits - 6/1, 6/18)
- Kamari Wilson​
- Malik Spencer (Mich St) (Visits - 6/1)
- Anthony Rose​
 
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skeeter

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Hopefully the Graves offer is legit at corner. I really like him on tape. Maybe the Louisiana kid at corner too.

Maybe the Camden, NJ kid at backer too...But if we land Blissainthe and one of the Hallandale strikers, we may call it a day with two LB. We added 3 this past season and have to think one of Harrell/K.Wash/J.Williams could end up striker as well.

But nice early list. I'd expect us to get involved with some more DT
 

nvlahos

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Hopefully the Graves offer is legit at corner. I really like him on tape. Maybe the Louisiana kid at corner too.

Maybe the Camden, NJ kid at backer too...But if we land Blissainthe and one of the Hallandale strikers, we may call it a day with two LB. We added 3 this past season and have to think one of Harrell/K.Wash/J.Williams could end up striker as well.

But nice early list. I'd expect us to get involved with some more DT

IMO DT Class should be the top 3 guys I have listed

Johnson, Lyons, Kelly

Cleveland doesn’t stick IMO, just a guess
 
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I would like to see
IMO DT Class should be the top 3 guys I have listed

Johnson, Lyons, Kelly

Cleveland doesn’t stick IMO, just a guess
We need bigger, heavier and more strength in the trenches, I like Lyons, Kelly and Cleveland. All could easily 280(Kelly)-300lbs coming in. Could play at 310-315lbs after RF season.
 

skeeter

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IMO DT Class should be the top 3 guys I have listed

Johnson, Lyons, Kelly

Cleveland doesn’t stick IMO, just a guess

I don't disagree...But I wouldn't mind one bigger body, although I realize we carry more 3T than 1Tech on the roster. Plus I'd just like to see a bigger net.
 

Jassid82

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Yeah I agree with the DT assessment. Need a War Daddy in the trenches to make sure LT can roam free for the next 3 years. Wouldnt mind a 320-330lbs anchor in the middle.
 

TheOriginalCane

All American
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DE: 4
  1. Shemar Stewart
  2. Marvin Jones
  3. Keyatta Jackson
  4. Dante Anderson
  5. Francis Nolton

DT: 3
  1. Jamaal Johnson COMMIT
  2. Daniel Lyons
  3. Nyjalik Kelly (FSU)
  4. Brandon Cleveland COMMIT

LB: 2
  1. Wesley Bissainthe
  2. Tray Brown
- Travious Lathan
- Omar Graham


Striker: 1-2
  1. Jaylin Marshall
  2. Eric Weldon

CB: 3
  1. Earl Little Jr.
  2. Jacolby Spells
- Jaheim Singeltary (OSU)
- Ryan Turner
- Trevell Mullen
- Brian Dilworth
- Ja'Cari Henderson


S: 3

1. Kamari Wilson​
2. Alfonzo Allen​
3. Marquis Lymon​
- Semaj Flagg​
- Anthony Rose​


Must get Bissainthe. Not sure we can pull Earl Jr., so go hard after Jaheim Singletary.
 

Coach Macho

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Spoke to Tarber yesterday.
The 3 schools that he mentioned when I asked who was talking to him the most were Miami, Auburn and Georgia Tech.
He's been in heavy communication with Simpson and Aristide.

Good news for us...Miami has Tarber's new phone number but many of the other schools who are recruiting him DON'T.
So far it seems like Tarber is Miami's to lose. Looks like we have a really good shot.
 
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Spoke to Tarber yesterday.
The 3 schools that he mentioned when I asked who was talking to him the most were Miami, Auburn and Georgia Tech.
He's been in heavy communication with Simpson and Aristide.

Good news for us...Miami has Tarber's new phone number but many of the other schools who are recruiting him DON'T.
So far it seems like Tarber is Miami's to lose. Looks like we have a really good shot.
What your thoughts on him as a prospect ?
 

Ghandi

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DE: 4
  1. Nyjalik Kelly (FSU)
  2. Marvin Jones
  3. Shemar Stewart
  4. Kenyatta Jackson
  • Dante Anderson
DT: 2-3
  1. Daniel Lyons
  2. Alton Tarber
  3. Brandon Cleveland COMMIT
  • Jamaal Johnson
  • Jamaal Whyce
  • Zane Durant

LB: 2-3
  1. Wesley Bissainthe
  2. Travious Lathan
  3. Omar Graham
- Damario Tolan
- Avian Rice


Striker: 1-2
  1. Eric Weldon
  • Jaylin Marshall (ASU)

CB: 3-4
  1. Khamauri Rogers
  2. Trequon Fegans
  3. Jacolby Spells
  4. Earl Little Jr.
- Jaheim Singeltary (OSU)
- Ryan Turner
- Trevell Mullen
- Brian Dilworth
- Ja'Cari Henderson
- Jordan Allen


S: 1-2

1. Kamari Wilson​
2. Alfonzo Allen (ASU)​
- Marquis Lymon​
- Semaj Flagg​
- Anthony Rose​

I really like Zane Durant. The kid just makes plays and has a big enough frame to put on weight and be a problem @ Pitt or VagTecb
 

Coach Macho

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What your thoughts on him as a prospect ?
"War daddy" type DT.
Old fashioned, manhandle your a$$ type of player. Nothing finesse about him.
Immovable object.
Crazy strong and violent hands.
Every bit of 6'2" 315lbs plus.
Stalemates double-teams. Doesn't budge.
Moves REALLY well for a kid his size.

I'd like to see him show more pass rush ability and better motor. But I don't think he's the type of kid that will play on 3rd down pass rush packages anyway. I actually think he had a better 10th grade year. I thought he took a slight step back during this shortened Covid season, but a lot of kids did. He already does a phenomenal job of dominating the point-of-attack but now I'd like to see him take that next step and start disengaging from blockers and making more plays. (and we're working on that right now)

You can kinda see what I mean here versus Zachary High School (LA) during his 10th grade season.

 

RattlerCane305

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"War daddy" type DT.
Old fashioned, manhandle your a$$ type of player. Nothing finesse about him.
Immovable object.
Crazy strong and violent hands.
Every bit of 6'2" 315lbs plus.
Stalemates double-teams. Doesn't budge.
Moves REALLY well for a kid his size.

I'd like to see him show more pass rush ability and better motor. But I don't think he's the type of kid that will play on 3rd down pass rush packages anyway. I actually think he had a better 10th grade year. I thought he took a slight step back during this shortened Covid season, but a lot of kids did. He already does a phenomenal job of dominating the point-of-attack but now I'd like to see him take that next step and start disengaging from blockers and making more plays. (and we're working on that right now)

You can kinda see what I mean here versus Zachary High School (LA) during his 10th grade season.

Coach, I don't know if you've seen me post it before in other threads, but I love Tarber as a prospect. Str8 War Daddy!!!! He and Lyons are the runaway best interior guys down here. Your kid's an ideal 1-Tech and Lyons is the same for 3-Tech. Guys like Tarber will ensure that the UNC Debacle of '20 will never happen again. The more the better. I don't care if Radio is calling the plays. Not Randy Shannon. Not Cuba Gooding Jr. acting as Radio. I'm talking the guy who the movie was based on.

Like you said coach, he's unlikely to be in a NASCAR package anytime soon and we don't need him to be. However, I think he can be a dude who can get a few sacks and a good amount of pressures off of the chaos he'll create. Of course that'll depend on his improvement in the area you mentioned in the bolded part of your quote.

Jamaal Johnson should be an excellent player on the next level. I wouldn't be surprised if he becomes an All-Conference/Pro Prospect type wherever he lands. Jit can ball. But if that kid is actually 5'11, 232 like someone said, it would've been a disservice to all parties involved to try to beef him up and kick him inside. If Kancey, who's killing it at Pitt was too small, how would you explain it if he stuck? Trading him in for Tarber would be a serious upgrade for what we're trying to do...
 

powelkm

Recruit
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"War daddy" type DT.
Old fashioned, manhandle your a$$ type of player. Nothing finesse about him.
Immovable object.
Crazy strong and violent hands.
Every bit of 6'2" 315lbs plus.
Stalemates double-teams. Doesn't budge.
Moves REALLY well for a kid his size.

I'd like to see him show more pass rush ability and better motor. But I don't think he's the type of kid that will play on 3rd down pass rush packages anyway. I actually think he had a better 10th grade year. I thought he took a slight step back during this shortened Covid season, but a lot of kids did. He already does a phenomenal job of dominating the point-of-attack but now I'd like to see him take that next step and start disengaging from blockers and making more plays. (and we're working on that right now)

You can kinda see what I mean here versus Zachary High School (LA) during his 10th grade season.

I've always been a fan of the DT's you can't move - Wilfork, SIragusa, gilbert brown. A couple of these war daddy DT's and a Devon White like LB is a fantasy but that's what makes recruiting exciting. Thanks for the info on Tarber info and evaluation.
 

No_Fly_Zone

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"War daddy" type DT.
Old fashioned, manhandle your a$$ type of player. Nothing finesse about him.
Immovable object.
Crazy strong and violent hands.
Every bit of 6'2" 315lbs plus.
Stalemates double-teams. Doesn't budge.
Moves REALLY well for a kid his size.

I'd like to see him show more pass rush ability and better motor. But I don't think he's the type of kid that will play on 3rd down pass rush packages anyway. I actually think he had a better 10th grade year. I thought he took a slight step back during this shortened Covid season, but a lot of kids did. He already does a phenomenal job of dominating the point-of-attack but now I'd like to see him take that next step and start disengaging from blockers and making more plays. (and we're working on that right now)

You can kinda see what I mean here versus Zachary High School (LA) during his 10th grade season.


I found myself feeling real bad for all those HS centers that were trying to block this kid 1 v. 1.
 

puertorricane

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Cleveland, both Lyons and Tarber is the class I want.
We already loss Blissett and will lose two more DTs next season. So get all four.
 
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