Posted On: 02/2/21 11:44 AM
Here’s an in-depth look at Part III of the top 2022 defensive lineman that that had impressive showings and caught the attention of collegiate scouts at the National Preps Showcase in Olympia last month. There was no shortage of talent on both sides of the ball, and the defensive line was no different as they were overall very athletic, technically sound and had good size at the position. 2022 Andrew Savaaiinaea, The Dalles HS (OR) By far the most impressive prospect in the entire group and one of the top players in the entire showcase, the recent Dalles High School transfer did not disappoint and showed his versatility. Since the showcase took place, he has picked up multiple Power Five offers from the likes of Cal, UCLA, Washington State and Oregon State. Standing at 6’3"+ and well over 240 pounds, Savaaiinaea has an ideal frame for an edge defender and a very strong lower body. A fluid athlete in the short area, he is also a natural bender and a technician in pass rush situations due to his hand placement, hand speed and versatile pass rush abilities. He should continue to see multiple Power Five offers roll in before signing day. 2022 Jakobus SethJakobusSeth6'3" | DLLakewood | 2022StateWA Lakewood High School (WA) Currently holding two Ivy League offers from Dartmouth and Yale, Seth had a very impressive showing in Olympia and proved why he has Division 1 abilities. Working out with the defensive line, he showed tremendous natural strength and moved well for his size. During his Junior season, Seth was one of the most physical players in the state from his tight end/H-back position and was a dominant run blocker both in the box and at the second levels. Defensively, he showed a strong initial punch and first step explosion, played with good pad level and created immediate knock-back when rushing from the inside and defending the run. Still a developing player, he has a high ceiling and will continue to grow as he enters into his Junior season and will see more FBS offers roll in. 2022 Tuaoa TauiliiliTuaoaTauiliili6'3" | DLLincoln | 2022StateWA Lincoln HS (WA) Starting for one of the top teams in the entire state as a Sophomore, the Lincoln High School product has ideal size for the position and is very athletic/moves well in space, especially for his size. Currently not holding any offers, he is strong at the point of attack and plays with heavy hands while being able to get off blocks in a hurry and chase down ball carriers in space/has good open field tackling ability. Technically sound, Tauiliili does a good job at defeating reach blocks and can split double teams with low pad level and the ability to flip his hips and close in a hurry. Overall, a very good athlete with enough twitch and versatility to fit in as a 3-tech at the next level. 2024 Damon Iosefa Decatur HS (WA) Winning the 2024 MVP award at the showcase, Iosefa has yet to play a down of high school football and is already well physically developed and very technically sound. Projected as a FBS caliber prospect, he flashed good short area lateral movement skills and can flip his hips in traffic while staying tight to the line and not giving up ground. Also a talented pass rusher, he wins with initial hand placement and a quick use of hands at the point of attack and plays with a high motor and good physicality. As he enters into his Freshman season, he will be one of the most dominant defenders in the state over the next four years and should start to see his recruiting take off after his Freshman season for Decatur.