Posted On: 11/24/21 12:58 PM

With the playoffs underway, Prep Redzone got out to games and got our eyes on the top games from across the state. Here we focus on 7A. While there were some big-time performances, here we focus on the defensive side of the ball. Here's who stood out in the Semi-Finals.

Makhi Gilbert DE Central High School 2022
Gilbert was a disruptive force on the line in this semifinal matchup against Auburn. His quickness allowed him to get advantages on lineman, shoot gaps, and make plays in the backfield. In addition, he showed enough strength to shred blockers with bull rushes. This strength also enables Gilbert to play as an interior lineman were he’s able to plug gaps and collapse pockets.

Jordan Blaze DE Auburn 2023
Blaze showed an elite first step and constantly won with speed when coming off the edge. He continually creates pressure by bending the edge and gaining angles on opposing tackles. He also possesses a nice wingspan that allows him to have long arm blockers. Showed discipline when containing and setting the edge and maintained outside leverage throughout the game.

DJ Estes SS Hoover 2023

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