EVENT COVERAGE: KC Varsity Combine (defensive linemen)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — EVENT COVERAGE: KC Varsity (defensive linemen), KC Varsity Combine event. The combine was followed with skills and drills and competition.
Here, Six Star Football takes a look at several of the top defensive linemen who stood out.
511- Dagen Dean, 6’3, 205, ATH/DE/WR, 2023, Chanute (KS) @DagenDean
Dean has nice length and overall size that makes him a very impressive athlete at 6-3, 205 for Chanute High School. Dean is a defensive end that has all the skills and the frame that several college programs love to see, a player that can chase you down on the outside edge and make a huge tackle 3-4 yards deep in the backfield or a player that can move inside his blocker and blow up a play making a straight path to the football. Dean is very active and has a high revved up motor, can bat down passes in the passing lane and has a knack for being that chase a play down and make a huge stop edge defender, doing all this at 6-3 and 205 also makes him a nice pure length prospect to take some major notice of.
408 – Jax Fosnow, 6’3, 205, DE/TE, 2024, Lee’s Summit West (MO) @jaxfosnow
Fosnow is a lengthy 6-3, 205 end and two way player from Lee’s Summit West, a player that can really close on plays quickly from his defensive end spot, his 6-3 length makes him a long strider off the edge of the defense to get into the backfield in a hurry and be able to chase ball carries down as a key run stopper with length and speed to take notice off. Plays smart, quick play reader and an athlete that can back it up on the field with speed and length, makes the offense work for every yard they get.
403 – Kaleb Green, 6’0, 210, T/DE, 2023, Gardner-Edgerton (KS) @kalebgreen58
A great addition to the team at Gardner-Edgerton, Green showed out in 2021 as a huge play maker on defense that was the Kansas sack leader with 17 and a finalist for the Defensive player of the Year for class 2A Kansas football. Named a First Team All-State selection, Green has been a guy that has proven to be one of the hardest DL to block in the state and has a motor and level of play that never lets up on the football field. Had an 11 game total of 17 tackles for losses and 43 tackles and no doubt should be one of the hottest play makers in class 2A football to take notice of as a senior hot prospect on the radar.
501 – Andrew Link, 6’4, 235, DE/TE, 2023, Springfield Kickapoo (MO) @andrewlink75
Link is one of the impressive size and frame ends in Missouri football, this 6-4, 235 long and powerful Springfield Kickapoo edge athlete is coming off a junior season in which he was named a First Team All-Conference selection and All-region and All-District selection for the Chiefs. Link has earned three recent offers all coming in April, Air Force offered first followed up by Brown and most recently SE Missouri State has offered this impressive talent at end. No doubt one of the hottest prospects in SW Missouri, Link has the size, range and pure skills to be a guy that racks up a lengthy and impressive list of next level offers.
417 – Juju Marks, 6’7, 235, DE, 2025, St. Thomas Aquinas (KS) @juju45738
An eye catching chart topper for pure size in the Kansas class of ‘25, Marks stands 6-7 and weighs 235 pounds and is a basketball and football impressive athlete that lines up on the edge as a DE for the Aquinas football team, no doubt has grabbed a lot of next level attention from the Kansas Jayhawks where he made his first official visit already. His length and edge size means Marks can cover a lot of ground in a hurry and stretch the field well making the offense work very hard to beat him off the edge, no doubt that edge defender that can swallow up everything that comes his way on the corner of the field.
628 – Darius Pahmahmie, 6’2, 290, DT, 2024, Liberty North (MO) @PahmahmieDarius
Pahmahmie has big time size at 6-2, 290 pounds up front and is coming off an All-Conference season in the trenches for Liberty North High School. The big man is one of the top get through the block and fight through blocks and make a big tackle big men we have seen. Uses both impressive size and power to control the middle of the field and be a big time run stopper in the middle of the field, one of those guys that is hard to move and holds his ground, hard to run up the middle against this big and impressive tough and physical player on the D-Line.
632 — Cortez Velasco, 6’2, 265, DL, 2024, Shawnee Mission West @cortezvelasco9
Shawnee Mission West 2024 Cortez Velasco was an impressive performer on Saturday at Blue Valley Northwest, earning a trip to the King of the Hill finals where he impressed with his quickness and raw strength. Also a standout wrestler, Velasco brings terrific energy, emotion and a competitive nature to the field. At 6’2, 265-pounds, He recently picked up an offer from Peru State.