Sunday, January 28, 2007

Class of 2008: Some Elite Defensive Linemen (Part II)

Robert Quinn DL/LB 6'5 250 4.78 North Charleston Fort Dorchester South Carolina

Quinn is another outstanding talent in the South Carolina Class of 2008 and one of the nation’s top defensive prospects…………Was already a force in the Low Country as a sophomore, earning Second Team All-Area honors from the Charleston Post and Courier after registering 133 tackles, 10 TFL and 7 sacks……As a junior, he posted over 80 tackles, 20 TFL and 11 sacks…..A prep linebacker who probably projects as a DE in college due to his size, although he would prefer to play LB……During the 2006 season he was part of a terrific twosome on defense along with Class of 2007 All-American Carlos Dunlap….. Also an outstanding wrestler who won a state title as a sophomore after placing third as a freshman……Used to run track but will focus on his grades instead during the spring of 2007……Very strong, with a 345 bench as a sophomore…..By mid-January 2007 he had received early offers from the likes of Clemson, South Carolina, Tennessee, Louisville, North Carolina and Auburn


Kavario Middleton DL/OL/TE 6'6 250 4.75 Lakewood Lakes Washington

Middleton is among the top overall prospects on the West Coast and better defensive linemen in the nation…………A very tall and agile prep TE and DE who projects as a DE in college…….Has a great frame that has yet to fill out………..Has quick feet for a tall kid and moves very well on both sides of the ball. At TE, he shows a nice set of hands…….Very impressive at the 2006 Eugene Nike camp……His coach thinks he could be a better college prospect than another player that he coached, former Washington star WR Reggie Williams……Tested very well at combines in 2006, running a 5.14 forty, 5.07 shutle, benching 11 reps and posting a 26-inch vertical……Very high ceiling, but he will need to put in more hard work an effort to fulfill it…….Received his first offer from Washington in September 2006


Jamar Jarrett DL/OL 6'5 236 5.10 San Marcos Mission Hills California

Jarrett is an elite DE prospect who has the frame, skills and athleticism to become a national recruit…….A First Team Sophomore All-State selection who only earned Second Team All-Valley League honors as a junior………..Tested very well on the 2006 combine circuit, running a 65.32 forty, 5.07 shuttle, benching 22 reps and posting a 25-inch vertical…………One of the San Diego area’s very best……Has a very high ceiling………Colorado was the first school to offer him, back in October 2006


Bo Tillman DL/OL 6'7 300 Meadville Franklin County Mississippi

One of the nation’s top line prospects…….Received a lot of early ink as he was ranked by the Sporting News as one of five sophomores to watch across the nation……..Great bloodline as his older brother is Mississippi DL Marcus Tillman……..Much bigger than Marcus, with the frame to be an outstanding OT at the next level but showing the athleticism and playmaking ability to be a defensive star as well……As a junior, he earned Second Team All-State honors from the Jackson Clarion-Ledger and First Team Class 3A All-State honors from Mississippi Asscociation of Coaches/MagnoliaPreps.com…..Very impressive at the 2006 Mississippi summer camp......Was offered a scholarship by LSU at their 2005 summer lineman camp after his freshman year. At that time, his brother Marcus was an LSU verbal commitment


Joel Ross DL 6'2 297 4.80 Houma Vandebilt Catholic Louisiana

One of the top overall prospects in Louisiana and a definite big-time player….. First Team Class 4A All-State selection as a junior after posting 52 tackles, 10 TFL, 6 sacks and 3 fumble reciveries.... As a sophomore, he was a First Team District 8-4A selection…..Projects as a NG/DT in college…..Especially effective at plugging up the middle against the run….Very strong and powerful. He placed 7th in the state in the shot put as a sophomore…..Surprisingly agile. He gets off the snap very quickly. Also plays basketball…..Hard worker. Has great technique….Named the top defensive player at the 2006 Mississippi summer camp….Earns Bs and Cs in the classroom……350 bench, 600+ squat, 320 power clean…..He received his first offer from Mississippi during their 2006 summer camp

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