Hot junior Defensive Play makers in the Panhandle (’22) – We look at some of the amazing defensive talent in the Panhandle class of 22, among those are multi offered Niceville 6-3 inch DB Azareyeh Thomas who all the big boys like FSU, LSU, TN & Bama offering just to name a few of the huge list for this spectacular play maker. 6-7, 240 pound DE prospect at Pine Forest Ja’veon Mobley is another play maker, but is at DE where he can swallow up every player that has the ball coming his way.
Dredrick Bell, Jr., 6’4, 186, CB, 2022, Pensacola @JrDredrick
One of the fastest and most exciting play making defensive backs out there, Bell is a Pensacola High good one that rockets at 4.47 in the 40 yard dash, high flyer among Florida’s top DB prospects to know. Bell also can flat out get up and contest balls in the air and sports a 35.2 inch vertical. 255 bench at 186 pounds and is a long 6-4 inches tall making him one big time nightmare to try and catch a football against.
William Carlisle, 5-9, 180, DB, 2022, West Florida @Trey_Carlisle23
A very athletic play maker in the secondary unit at West Florida, Carlisle is one of the more pure physical play making strong safeties and a guy that loves to come up and deliver some big time hits as a fast closer. Another amazing speedy flyer to the football, the 5-9, 180 Strong Safety runs a very fast time in the 40 yard dash of 4.41. Also can bench press 280 pounds so a big time power and strength DB with a 500 pound squat. Tough as nails, strong and fast, a lot to be very impressed by from Carlisle at West Florida High.
Warren Hinke, 6’0, 180, DB, 2022, Tate @HenkeWarren
A very active play maker who has a good set of hands and is always around the football making big plays and being a part of turnovers while capitalizing on the offenses mistakes. A player that has some very good natural instincts and one of those play makers that we expect to play a big role in 2022 with a healthy senior season ahead. Hinke has some nice skills and we like his style of play.
Deontrez McLamb, 5’10, 225, LB, 2022, Pine Forest @Deontrez_Mclamb
One of the most powerful hitters out the coming from his middle linebacker spot, no doubt a excellent and patient play reader who can wait on the play and then react and blow it up with some nice big hitting power and skills. A tough guy that can deliver some major blows and hits on the ball carrier and one of those old school smash mouth football players linebackers who brings it every down.
Ja’veon Mobley, 6’7, 240, DE, 2022, Pine Forest @javeonMobley
A very impressive big man in the Panhandle at 6-7, 240 for sure has all the makings of being the next big star D1 recruit from Pine Forest and that size and skill make him one tough guy to block off the edge when you line up against Pine Forest. Ja’veon is one of those long and tough DEs that can be a guy who can cover a ton of ground, has very long strides and when you step up to make a play as a QB he is right there waiting to collapse and make the big stop on you. No doubt a DE that reminds you of that guy that eats plays up with his size off the edge. Big time talented for sure.
Mason Scruggs, 6’3, 230, DL/OL, 2022, Washington @_masonscruggs
A very good looking play making run stopping Defensive lineman up front for Booker T. Washington High, Scruggs gets some very nice penetration through the line and is one of the top up field play making DL in the Panhandle region of Florida. A guy at 6-3, 230 that has some nice length to his frame and can use that to his advantage to make some very impressive key stops against the run. For sure a hot ’22 prospect to keep an eye on.
Azareyeh Thomas, 6’3, 171, CB/WR, 2022, Niceville @Azareyehthomas
One amazing play making corner for Niceville, Thomas has racked up major D1 offers from Alabama, Miami, Clemson, Oklahoma, Penn State, Tennessee, Florida State, South Carolina, LSU, Kentucky, Arizona State, Michigan, Virginia Tech, Nebraska, Ole Miss, Colorado, Mississippi State, South Florida, Western Carolina, Troy, Coastal Carolina, UCF, Jackson State, South Alabama, FAU, and Georgia Tech. At 6-3 and with his athletic skills and abilities no doubt this guy is a pure gamer all day long and top ranked player in the Sunshine State. Must see DB in the ’22 class in Florida.
Christian Walton, 6’0, 165, CB, 2022 Fort Walton Beach @CWalton14fwb
So very many talented defensive backs in the Panhandle class of 2022 and a name that has to be in that impressive list is Christian Walton, a 5-0, 165 pound corner and free safety for Fort Walton Beach. You have to love his speed at a 4.4 in the 40 yard dash, Walton can flat out fly down the field and is a big time lockdown DB that can take his man right out of the game and put them on shutdown mode.
Jordan Whitely, 6’0, 218, LB, 2022, Mosley @JordanWhitely
One of the strongest looking and most impressive standout junior Linebackers in the Panhandle region is Mosley High’s 6-0, 218 pound enforcer Jordan Whitely. Whiteley is coming off a huge 2020 season in which he racked up 83 tackles, 21 tackles for losses, had four sacks and did it all in eight games while holding down a 4.5 grade point average in the classroom. No doubt when you start looking a complete package linebackers and recruits that have it all, Whiteley is one of those big time players that has it all.
Devin Wright, 6’1, 220, MLB, 2022, Navarre @devinwright05
A big 6-1, 220 pounds at middle backer for Navarre, Devin Wright has some big time skills and is a player that we think could be one of those players that has a huge senior season ahead for Navarre High School. Devin is a player that was named be named 1st Team All-Area by Northwest FL Daily News, a big honor and no doubt showing that he is one of the most highly respected play makers in the 2022 class. Averaged 11.2 tackles per game, and added three tackles for losses and had one sack. A very hot pick for sure in the NW Florida area.