KANSAS CITY SHOWCASE: Class of ’22 DL that showed great power – There were a lot of very impressive and powerful players among those at the 6Star Football Showcase were big men like Coons of St. Pius X and Gibbs, a 6-4 beast from McPherson that were really impressive with their push and relentless attacking pressure.
Aidan Coons, 6-3, 185, DE, 2022, St. Pius X @AidanCoons
No doubt Coons is one impressive play maker and athlete on both sides of the pigskin, both as a pass rushing pressure reaking rush end off the edge and as a TE that can catch and has the speed down the field to be one of the more dangerous yards after catch TEs in the ‘22 class, no doubt this St. Pius X All-Conference TE/DE will be back for more as a senior in 2020 and is a guy that also wrestles and has a lot of toughness and grit. A very good total package player with a nice build and lean frame.
Darriene Gibbs, 6-4, 200, DL/DE, 2022, McPherson @DarienneG
Only in his second year of football in 2020, no doubt Gibbs is a big and impressive DE for McPherson, a big time athlete with some great size and a 6-4 inch and 200 pound frame off the edge, a guy that could have 60-80 tackles for McPherson as a senior in 2021. No doubt Gibbs will look to be one of the major run stoppers and has some nice length to his frame also, one of the hot DEs in the Kansas ‘22 class.
Jacob Jackson, 6’2, 280, DL, 2022, Topeka @jacob_jacks02
The big and powerful Jacob Jackson stands in at a very impressive 6-2, 280 pounds in the trenches for Topeka, a team with quite a bit of talent in the 2022 senior to be class for the upcoming 2021 season. Jackson will be one of the key big men in the first line of defense for Topeka’s defense and a player that can make some huge things happen with his brute power and size, look for a big senior season ahead for Jackson in 2021. Good looking big man in the trenches.
Zander McCage, 6’0, 230, DL/DE, 2022, Bentonville @mccagezander
McCage will look to hold strong to a defensive front that takes pride on being as top notch pressure defense and one that has produced some nice next level prospects. At 6-0, 230 pounds McCage is a player that will look to be a defensive trench warrior and a man with some power and toughness either on the line or off the edge for Bentonville. McCage is one tough guy and a player that we think has a tremendous upside entering the 2021 season.
Andrew Reynolds, 5’8, 182, DL/DE, 2022, Prairie View @AReynolds5869
Reynolds likes to play fast and very physical and recently won the very first MVP award at Prairie View and was named an All-County Offensive Lineman. Reynolds is a player that can make some big things happen on a very talented Prairie View class of 2022. One of the more talented senior classes coming back for 2021 in the state, Reynolds will be one of those guys that will be a big time mix it up tough guy and a player whose name is one to know for sure.
Cameron Schafer, 6-1, 285, DL, 2022, Fulton @CameronSchafer1
No doubt the run stuffer and trench warrior is a good one, size also at 6-1, 285 pounds no doubt Schafer is a pure load to handle up front for opposing offenses and a tough man to keep off the ball and away from the action. Have to admire how hard he plays and that he really gets after it each and every down, Schafer is a big and powerful player and a guy that can make huge stops. No doubt a college radar maker that will look to go out with a big time senior year in 2021.
Perry Thorpe, 6’0, 229, DL/DE, 2022, Rockhurst @Perrythorpe10
An underrated player at his position who can overwhelm opponents and find his way to the backfield. He may appear to be undersized but he has the strength and speed to handle any matchup and is constantly producing when it matters. A hybrid lineman who has strong athleticism and always seems to be playing at full speed. He is a leader and a tough competitor who can find his way through traffic and bring down the ball carrier.
Davontae Webb, 6-3, 200, DE, 2022, Ruskin @webb_davontae
Webb will look to be an outside rusher with speed and toughness on the Ruskin defense as he enters what could be a big time senior season ahead. Davontae is a play maker that has shown a lot of excellent play on both sides of the football at Ruskin, Webb was named a 2nd team All Conference, All District DE/All Conference HM OT as well. Great footwork and movement on the line and a powerful OL as well as DT, Webb is a tough as nails big man that is very impressive.
Tayton Yoder, 6’1, 230, DE/DL, 2022, Haven @tayton21551599
Yoder is no doubt one of the key seniors to be for Haven in 2021 and a player that will team up with his brother Treyton to be major forces against offenses in 2021, no doubt Haven’s front line of defense will be one of the top strong points and focal points of attack in 2021 and the Yoder’s will both be major impact makers up front, guys that are at around 230 pounds and should be very impressive players for colleges to start taking looks at for the next level.
Treyton Yoder, 6-1, 230, DE/DL, 2022, Haven @TreytonYoder
Haven is no doubt lucky to have some big timers on their lines and one that will be a major player coming back in 2021 is senior to be Treyton Yoder, a 6-1, 240 pound bull off the defensive edge that is relentless and a major tackling machine. Hard to block with both power and speed, Yoder was a first team DL for district and was a 2nd team All-League as a DL. No doubt his experience and skills should give Heaven a key big men in the trenches in 2021.