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Posted On: 02/18/21 12:23 PM

Mississippi is known for the elite talent that is produced in state on the defensive line, yet the depth found up front is equally impressive. Let’s take a look at a few "sleeper" prospects who we expect to see recruitment heat up for as senior year nears.

Donterry RussellDonterryRussell6'4" | DLProvine | 2022StateMS | Provine

The recruitment for the upcoming senior from the Jackson, MS area has already began to take off as he holds a couple of Power 5 offers early on. Strong ties in-state with Mississippi State are present with his brother De’Monte, who is a defensive lineman for the Bulldogs. Next level length is obvious with Donterry, who looks destined to be a pass rush/edge defender on the line like his brother. The frame lacks some mass at this time, but a college strength and conditioning program should have no trouble in filling him out. Good burst accompanied by smooth change of direction make him worthy of constant double teams off the end. Expect to hear Russell’s name mentioned as one of the top defenders in the state by the end of his senior season.

DJ BurgessDJBurgess6'2" | DLLafayette County | 2022StateMS | Lafayette County

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