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Posted On: 10/21/20 2:26 AM

Analyzing high school teams in North Carolina, Havelock really stood out to me because of the talent they have on defense. This team has game changers at every position on the defensive side of the ball. It’s hard not to think that opposing offenses will struggle against Havelock because of their swarming play style. Here are their top 2021 defensive playmakers:

Jaquon FranksJaquonFranks6'2" | DLHavelock | 2021StateNC, DL, 6’3 and 220 lbs, Havelock HS

This nimble defensive lineman moves well for his frame and can shoot through the gap very quickly. Franks is a reliable run defender that uses good tackling technique to bring down running backs. He’s also a solid pass rusher that makes quarterbacks scramble because of his pressure in their face. Jaquon makes plays on stretch runs where he takes excellent angles to tackle RBs. He currently has three offers to this point.

Marcus GatlingMarcusGatling5'11" | LBHavelock | 2021StateNC, LB, 5’11 and 200 lbs, Havelock HS

Gatling is a do-it-all linebacker that had some of the best tape I’ve ever watched because of his playmaking ability. He can get to the backfield as quick as anyone in the country with his elite burst and has ridiculous closing speed for a LB.

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