Posted On: 05/6/21 7:34 AM

As on the offensive side of the ball, there are some defensive standouts that broke into the top fifty rankings that were under the radar in the class of 2022. These are the defensive players who have emerged as some of the most talented athletes in the latest rankings.

Adam Trick Adam Trick 6'4" | LB Wayne | 2022 State OH      6’4” 220     LB     Dayton Wayne

Trick was one of those under the radar players that jumped into the top fifty rankings as his talents became better known and analyzed. He jumped into the twenty-sixth overall and the third best linebacker spot in the rankings. This tall and rangy outside rusher is able to kick it in to a different gear when getting after quarterbacks. Trick is practically impossible to block coming from the edge due to his burst off the ball.

Antwan Blackshear Antwan Blackshear 6'3" | DL Trotwood Madison | 2022 State OH      6’3” 310      DL     Trotwood Madison

Blackshear has emerged as one of the state’s best defensive linemen moving into the number thirty nine overall position and the fifth at his position. Blackshear is quick off the ball and has a powerful first strike, stalemating the opposition. He excels as a pass rusher with an impressive inside move to come clean. He can play

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