Posted On: 06/17/22 5:46 PM

Relentless pressure on the quarterback is key to building a championship-contending football program.  With that in mind, I wanted to take a look at some of the more under-the-radar pass rushers in the state.

Included is a star-in-the making in Coppell, a versatile defensive lineman in Tomball, and an eye-catching, double-digit sack artist in Coldspring.

EDGE Chrishun McGowen – 6’2 260 / Coldspring HS — @Chrishun_UpNext

Junior Stats:  63 tackles, 12 TFL, 10 sacks

McGowen’s first step is off the charts.  He’s a quarterback’s nightmare that offensive tackles have a tough time with and the kind of edge rusher you can build a defense around.  On film, he does a nice job of extending his long arm, ripping through, and getting into the backfield on a regular basis.  Recently competed at the McNeese camp.  Division 1 potential.

Currently has no offers.

Chrishun McGowen Junior Season - Hudl

 

DE Cole Vedder – 6’4 255 / Tomball Memorial HS — @ColeVedder2023

Vedder lines up at both DE and NT in the Wildcat’s 3-4 scheme.  In the throw game, he consistently gets pressure on quarterbacks, and against the run, he wins with a quick first step and inside hand placement.  Very

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