Posted On: 01/7/21 6:00 AM

The review of football players in Western North Carolina continues.  The next group of players up for review are the defensive linemen.  Six defensive linemen made the cut.  The players listed are the best in the area:


#1.  Isaac WashingtonIsaacWashington6'3" | DLEast Surry | 2021StateNC, 6’3” 265 – East Surry HS.  Dominant force who overpowers offensive lineman to disrupt and stop the play, often for lost yardage.  He is very quick out of his stance, often goes by the offensive lineman unblocked.  The University of Tennessee commit is expected to continue his high level of play during the upcoming season.


#2.  Ryheem CraigRyheemCraig6'3" | DLAlexander Central | 2021StateNC, 6’3” 215 – Alexander Central HS.  Explosive acceleration enables him to get quickly in the backfield to stop the play.  Displays great speed in the open field to run down the ball carrier.  The expectations are high as he prepares for the upcoming season.  The FCS offers should start to come in for him.


#3.  Ethan Taylor. 5’10” 195 – Hayesville HS.  Displays quickness to cover receivers in short coverage.  Good speed on blitzes and closes in on the ball carrier quickly.  He is expected to continue a high level of play as he prepares

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