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Posted On: 02/27/21 1:04 PM

These defensive lineman could see their stock rise within the state and start moving up college boards.

 

Tyrees Smith Tyrees Smith 6'3" | DL Huntington | 2022 State WV Huntington High School 2022

Tyrees had a great junior season and showed potential at not only linebacker but I feel as a edge rusher as well. I put him on this list because of his athleticism with being a bigger linebacker. He shows great burst and can get downhill fast and make a tackle for loss consistently. I see him playing as an edge rusher and or outside linebacker that also rushes the passer because he shows a great ability to fight off defenders with being 6’3 and shows the ability to close in on the ball fast. Look for Tyrees to have a big senior season and start having coaches on his radar at both positions.

 

Jayson Barnett Jayson Barnett DL South Charleston | 2023 State WV South Charleston High School 2023

Jayson had a solid sophomore year and showed great upside. He showed great speed and agility when running down plays and showed great hustle as well. He has a strong motor and never gives up on a play often times using his speed and quick first step to beat offensive lineman

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