Posted On: 03/16/21 8:29 PM

Tonight we are looking at the top five prospects at the defensive line in the Dakotas Class of 2023. We’ll peek at the skill sets each prospect has, what they can do to develop a higher rank, and who is "neck and neck" to either keep their spot or lose their spot if they don’t generate more this offseason.

5. Andrew Gillian Andrew Gillian DL Grand Forks Central | 2023 State , Grand Forks Central (2023)

Gillian holds our #5 spot for our Class of 2023 defensive line rankings. What caught my eyes most about Gillian was his massive frame (6’3, 220).  Gillian has minimal film, but with that being said, he has the potential to turn into an excellent DL prospect in the coming years. In my eyes, Gillian is a textbook tackler that, with more reps, could be a vital asset for the Knights over the next two seasons.

4. Simon Van Vorst Simon Van Vorst DL Rapid City Christian | 2023 State , Rapid City Christian (2023)

Van Vorst is a solid finisher when it comes to his physical tackling ability on film. What I like most about Van Vorst’s skill set is his reading ability between the tackles, as he uses his vision nicely for the Comets defense. Van Vorst also has a

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