The Opening 2014 Watch List – Defensive Line

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Rasheem Green burst onto the scene at the LA Nike Combine in March and is now a national recruit

Rasheem Green burst onto the scene at the LA Nike Combine in March and is now a national recruit

With the Journey to The Opening 2014 set to begin February 1st in New Jersey, it’s time to take a look at the 2015 prospects who’ve popped up on the radar of the Student Sports staff and college coaches around the country.  All week long we’ll be releasing position-by-position watch lists of the top 2015 prospects for The Opening 2014.  These players, plus many others, will continue to be evaluated at Nike Football SPARQ CombinesNike Football Training Camps, and most importantly, on tape, with selections beginning February 1st at the New Jersey NFSC. Let’s check out the big fellas along the defensive line:

 

Jashon Cornell (Cretin-Derham Hall, Saint Paul, Minn.) - 6-2.5, 235
Cornell may be as polished a defensive end as we've seen in this class. Ran a 4.69 40 at the Chicago NFTC, but is also a tough, grind-it-out player. Racked up 61 tackles including 19 for loss in nine games to earn all-state honors in Minnesota as a junior.
Jacob Daniel (Clovis North, Fresno, Calif.) - 6-4, 300
Daniel has a space eater's physique with a disruptor's athleticism. Displays a truly unique skill set, but stood out initially due to his eagerness to learn at the Oakland NFTC. Plays the nose at the high school level, but skill set projects as a disrupting 3-tech in college.
Breiden Fehoko (Farrington, Honolulu, Hawaii) - 6-3, 270
Fehoko started off his outstanding summer camp season at the Oakland NFTC where he earned one of the few DL All-NFTC nods for an underclassmen. The youngest from a stellar football family has obviously learned from his brothers, and shows great hands and balance.
Kahlil McKenzie (De La Salle, Concord, Calif.) - 6-3, 295
Son of Raiders’ GM Reggie McKenzie had 12 sacks for top 10 FAB 50 squad. Really flashed in State Title game against St. John Bosco and could have been De La Salle's best player at the end of the season.
Keisean Lucier-South (Orange Lutheran, Orange, Calif.) - 6-4, 200
The rangy Lucier-South earned the moniker Jason Taylor from the NFTC coaches due to his long lanky frame, but he also showed signs that he can play like him too. Lucier-South is a guy that has the frame to fill out into a true D-end, but has also experimented with his hand off the ground as an outside linebacker.
Rasheem Green (Serra, Gardena, Calif.) - 6-5, 270
Green was a complete unknown coming into the 2013 LA Nike SPARQ Combine, where he ran a 5.07 40 and jumped 32.2 inches on the way to a 98.10 SPARQ Rating. All-CIF pick totaled 26 tackles for loss and 14 sacks for one of California’s top teams as a junior.
Josh Sweat (Oscar Smith, Chesapeake, Va.) - 6-4, 208
Sweat first came onto our radar after an All-Combine performance in Charlotte where he ran a 4.8 40 and jumped nearly 37 inches. Totaled 94 tackles, 31 for loss and 22 sacks to earn Class 6A all-state honors as a junior.
Trenton Thompson (Westover, Albany, Ga.) - 6-3, 280
Thompson impressed at the 2013 Atlanta Nike Combine after running a 4.84 shuttle in near-freezing temperatures. Consensus Class of ’15 Top 10 prospect earned Class AAAAAA all-state after tallying 38 tackles for loss and 12 sacks as a junior.
Russell Ude (Westminster School, Atlanta, Ga.) - 6-2.5, 251
Ude was a last minute add to the Atlanta NFTC roster and made the most of his opportunity as an underclassmen. Carried that momentum into a strong junior season.
D'Andre Walker (Langston Hughes, Fairburn, Ga.) - 6-3, 210
Lanky pass rusher ran a 4.63 40 and 4.38 shuttle at the Atlanta Nike Combine last spring. Named Class AAAAAA all-state after posting 21 sacks for a second-straight year.
First
Last
Ht.
Wt.
School
City
State
FletcherAdams6-3255BrandonBrandonMS
JoshuaAlabi6-4250Cass TechDetroitMI
NyquelAlexander6-6400LakewoodSt. PetersburgFL
BrionAnduze6-3215Central KitsapSilverdaleWA
LeeAutry6-2277AlbemarleAlbemarleNC
CodyBaker6-4250Eastside CatholicSammamishWA
MichaelBarnett6-4250WoodlandDorchesterSC
TerryBeckner6-4280East St. LouisEast St. LouisIL
ChristianBell6-4215HooverHooverAL
JamarioBell6-6230Junction CityJunction CityAR
RashodBerry6-4215LorainLorainOH
ShameikBlackshear6-4230BlufftonBlufftonSC
ZacharyBlystone6-1265CharleroiCharleroiPA
TevinBoone6-0295CleburneCleburneTX
ChrisBounds6-3225ChaminadeWest HillsCA
BrandonBoyce6-0250St. Thomas AquinasFort LauderdaleFL
JohnBranch6-2220Dinwiddie CountyDinwiddieVA
KennethBrinson6-2215MaristAtlantaGA
MekhiBrown6-5220CarverColumbusGA
CalvinBrown6-2265Cardinal RitterSt. LouisMO
CalvinBrown6-4205GainesvilleGainesvilleFL
AustinBryant6-3240Thomas County CentralThomasvilleGA
RyanBuchholz6-5220Great ValleyMalvernPA
AndrewButcher6-3230AlpharettaAlpharettaGA
KamonteCarter6-4220GaithersburgGaithersburgMD
GageCervenka6-3260EmeraldGreenwoodSC
CecilCherry6-1225FrostproofFrostproofFL
NateChildress6-3245RossfordRossfordOH
RasoolClemons6-6200SouthAikenSC
FintonConnolly6-3250Campo VerdeGilbertAZ
BenCooper6-4290Westerville CentralWestervilleOH
JashonCornell6-3260Cretin-Derham HallSaint PaulMN
ByronCowart6-3220ArmwoodSeffnerFL
AaronCrawford6-2300Stone BridgeAshburnVA
JeremiahCulbreth6-4260Langston HughesFairburnGA
GusCumberlander6-4200Cedar GroveEllenwoodGA
NicholasCzar6-4235HighlandHighlandIL
JalenDalton6-5220West ForsythClemmonsNC
JacobDaniel6-4300Clovis NorthFresnoCA
JamesDaniels6-3290HardingWarrenOH
DarrionDaniels6-4290Bishop DunneDallasTX
LaSamuelDavis6-4215Bamberg-EhrhardtBambergSC
CarlosDavis6-2265Blue SpringsBlue SpringsMO
KhalilDavis6-2250Blue SpringsBlue SpringsMO
NickDawson6-3215EagleÕs Landing ChristianMcDonoughGA
DaytrieonDean6-3245NorthsideFort SmithAR
MicahDew-Treadway6-4260BolingbrookBolingbrookIL
NickDillon6-1260StevensonPrairie ViewIL
RossDonelly6-2300Cy-FairCypressTX
BryceEnglish5-11315DeSotoDeSotoTX
N.J.Falo6-2220InderkumSacramentoCA
BreidenFehoko6-2270FarringtonHonoluluHI
T.J.Fehoko6-0240CottonwoodSalt Lake CityUT
MalichiFelder6-3220Eastern Christian AcademyElktonMD
ClelinFerrell6-5230BenedictineRichmondVA
TraeFerrell6-2240Atlantic CoastJacksonvilleFL
HjalteFroholdt6-4285HardingWarrenOH
DariusFullwood6-3230Good CounselOlneyMD
KevinGivens6-3225Altoona AreaAltoonaPA
MarlonGonzalez6-4250Island CoastCape CoralFL
JalenGoss6-0270South Oak CliffDallasTX
RasheemGreen6-5270SerraGardenaCA
ChanceHall6-4292NorthsideRoanokeVA
R.J.Harris6-3255North Florida ChristianTallahasseeFL
KyleHenderson6-2270PlantTampaFL
TrevonHill6-2230SalemVirginia BeachVA
JonathanHolland6-4225The Bullis SchoolPotomacMD
TylerHorstman6-3210Vero BeachVero BeachFL
KeironHoward6-3280PotomacOxon HillMD
KraigHowe6-3255Archbishop AlterKetteringOH
AlbertHuggins6-3280Orangeburg-WilkinsonOrangeburgSC
MufiHunt6-6215BrightonSalt Lake CityUT
DominicJackson6-2275Treasure CoastPort St. LucieFL
DylanJackson6-6230MaryvilleMaryvilleTN
CeCeJefferson6-3245Baker CountyGlen Saint MaryFL
NoahJefferson6-5265Desert OasisLas VegasNV
AnferneeJennings6-3230DadevilleDadevilleAL
JauntaviusJohnson6-4330LincolnLincolnAL
SterlingJohnson6-4265ClevelandClaytonGA
ReubenJones6-3215Lake GibsonLakelandFL
KeithJoseph6-2225PascagoulaPascagoulaMS
CantonKaumatule6-7288PunahouHonoluluHI
KingsleyKeke6-4240George RanchRichmondTX
De AndreKelly6-3222De MathaHyattsvilleMD
ArdenKey6-6210M.L. KingLithoniaGA
DuÕVontaLampkin6-3290Cypress FallsHoustonTX
SimeonLane6-0280St. XavierCincinnatiOH
MalikLawal6-1218ChaparralTemeculaCA
JonathanLedbetter6-4270TuckerTuckerGA
HarryLewis6-0255PhoebusHamptonVA
JamesLockhart6-2240EnnisEnnisTX
KeiseanLucier-South6-5210Orange LutheranOrangeCA
DaylonMack6-2300GladewaterGladewaterTX
KyleMarkway6-4235St. John VianneySt. LouisMO
ArthurMcGinnis6-2225Warren EastonNew OrleansLA
RichardMcIntosh Jr.6-4235Cardinal GibbonsFort LauderdaleFL
KahlilMcKenzie6-3295De La SalleConcordCA
AdamMcLean6-2270Quince OrchardGaithersburgMD
TrevonMcSwain6-6220LanierSugar HillGA
DustinMcWhorter6-2250GrahamGrahamTX
ShareefMiller6-4210FrankfordPhiladelphiaPA
JozieMilton6-1291SillimanClintonLA
BreylinMitchell6-4253Round RockRound RockTX
ZachMorris6-4275RinggoldRinggoldGA
T.D.Moton6-4310ParkwayBossier CityLA
KendrickNorton6-2275Trinity ChristianJacksonvilleFL
MarquiseOverton6-1300JenksJenksOK
ScottPatchan6-5220FreedomTampaFL
NatrezPatrick6-3230MaysAtlantaGA
DaronPayne6-3315Shades ValleyIrondaleAL
CalebPeart6-3230HamiltonChandlerAZ
CassiusPeat6-3220Corona del SolTempeAZ
KylePhillips6-4250HillsboroNashvilleTN
QuayPicou6-3305BufordBufordGA
BenningPotoaÕe6-4250LakesLakewoodWA
JaÕvonProvitt6-3265HardingWarrenOH
GabeReid6-1225TimpviewProvoUT
BradyReiff6-3215ParkstonParkstonSD
TyroneRiley6-6195Calvary Baptist DaySavannahGA
ChaunceyRivers6-3240TuckerTuckerGA
JacobRobinson6-4230WestfieldWestfieldIN
DarianRoseboro6-4265LincolntonLincolntonNC
AnthonyRush6-4270CaryCaryNC
AndrewRuzek6-5230Stevens PointStevens PointWI
DavidRyslik6-4270PeddieHightstownNJ
AnreeSaint-Amour6-3225North GwinnettSuwaneeGA
JasonScrempos6-6245MilpitasMilpitasCA
VaimoeSekona6-3280CrespiEncinoCA
TimSettle6-2305Stonewall JacksonManassasVA
FerminSilva6-1215Miami CentralMiamiFL
JasonStrowbridge6-4240Deerfield BeachDeerfield BeachFL
JoeSuarez6-2211Coral ReefMiamiFL
JoshSweat6-4210Oscar SmithChesapeakeVA
MikaTafua6-3210KamehamehaHonoluluHI
ElijahTaylor6-3275MoellerCincinnatiOH
DarvinTaylor II6-2300Thomas DaleChesterVA
SamTecklenburg6-4250PlanoPlanoTX
DannyThomas6-2220GodbyTallahasseeFL
TrentonThompson6-3280WestoverAlbanyGA
BrandonTiassum6-4292Park-TudorIndianapolisIN
ThomasToki5-11295JuanitaKirklandWA
ShyTuttle6-2310North DavidsonLexingtonNC
RussellUde6-3255Westminster SchoolsAtlantaGA
JaylenVeasley6-1260RockwallRockwallTX
RickWade6-6230Santa MargaritaRancho Santa MargaritaCA
D'AndreWalker6-3210Langston HughesFairburnGA
ReggieWalker6-2230PonchatoulaPonchatoulaLA
JohnWashington6-2275West MonroeWest MonroeLA
TyroneWheatley Jr.6-6245Fayetteville-ManliusManliusNY
QuandeskiWhitlow6-4220OpelikaOpelikaAL
JosephWicker6-2260Long Beach PolyLong BeachCA
ChristianWilkins6-3295Suffield AcademySuffieldCT

Other Watch Lists:
Offensive Line
Running Backs
Linebackers
Wide Receivers
Defensive Backs

Note:  To be considered for an invite to the 2014 Nike Football Training Camps and The Opening, please send junior film and a coaches’ recommendation to:

- Todd Huber (Linemen) - todd@studentsports.com
- Brian Stumpf (Skill Positions – West, Southeast Regions) - brian@studentsports.com
- Michael White (Skill Positions- Midwest, Northeast Regions) - michael@studentsports.com
- Eugene Jackson (Cornerbacks) - eugene@studentsports.com
- Michael Fletcher (Linebackers & Safeties) - fletcher@studentsports.com

Updated: January 20, 2014

One Comment

  1. Lee English

    August 10, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    I wish they would stop talking about son, Bryce English height like it is a curse toward him. He is a beast and unstoppable on the football field. That is what matters most

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