STOCK RISERS | Missouri’s December showcase attendees making waves this offseason (2024)
Six Star Football takes a look at rising prospects to watch
STOCK RISERS | Missouri’s December showcase attendees making waves this offseason (2024) — Six Star Football takes a look at several prospects of Missouri’s top DL prospects in the rising senior class to watch this offseason.
☑️SHOWCASE EVENTS Six Star Football will be hosting the Oklahoma Showcase on April 2 in Broken Arrow, and the Nebraska Showcase on April 16 in Omaha, offering prospects an opportunity to be seen by coaches and Six Star scouts, compete against elite prospects and earn an invite to TheFINALS All-America Showcase.
Benjamin Brandes, 6-2, 220, DL, 2024, Oak Park @BrandesBenjamin
One of the big standouts from the Midwest Showcase in December at St. Joseph, this Oak Park defensive lineman earned a FINALS invite for his outstanding performance on the field and has been a hot prospect on the radar from Oak Park. Bradnes took an official visit to Panhandle State and has a junior day invite from Washburn as well. 6-2, 220 and solid as a rock, Brandes is one of those guys that is a huge power and strength player that is among the toughest to match up against and really is a aggressive force and one of the guys that can run over blockers and through them as a big pass rushing threat. Brandes reports a 335 pound bench press, a 445 pound squat, and a 300 pound hang clean and reports a “28” vertical.
Markus Delfin, 6-0, 235, DL, 2024, Platte County@delfin_markus
6-0, 235 and an impressive looking riser among DL in the 2024 class, Delfin comes from Platte County R3 High School and plays DT/Nose Guard. Delfin is very impressive in the defensive trenches, one of those players that is very hard to block, a guy that can run through blocks and is a very hard to block player, Delfin is one of those guys you see breaking through the line on one down after another and applying that key pressure coaches like to see, a player that can be one of the toughest guys to block and keep out of the backfield and a steady pressure is on all the time Rusher on that left side or right in the middle on the Nose.
Zachary Granberg, 5-11, 244, DL, 2024, William Chrisman@zacharygranberg
A player that impressed us as one of the toughest and most powerful defensive lineman at the Midwest Showcase in December at St. Joseph, Granberg earned a FINALS invite and is one of the big men on the radar that impressed us the most. Zachary is a weight room warrior and one of those guys that is always getting stronger and more powerful. Granberg reports a 25 inch vertical and a bench press of 315 pounds with a 405 pound squat and a 455 pound deadlift. Look for him to be a powerful and tough man to block as a key force up front for William Chrisman in 2023.
Will Maloney, 6-2, 224, DL, 2024, St. Dominic@WillMaloney201
One of the best of the best Defensive Lineman to attend a 6Star Football Showcase this past winter, Maloney showed out at the 6Star Football Showcase in St. Louis and earned a FINALS invite for being one of the top players in the trenches at the event. Maloney entered as one of the best on the radar as well, Named a Second team All State selection this past season and an All District pick, along with being named an All Conference selection, this St. Dominic pass rusher is 6’2, 224 and one of the most impressive looking rising talents on a DL in Missouri football right now. Took a visit to Westminster in late February and will be looking to jump onto several college radars this season.
Brucewayne Manuleleua, 5-10, 270, DL, 2024, William Chrisman @ricomanuleleua
The big man from William Chrisman was one of several players in attendance that showed toughness and good size in the trenches in the senior class to know. Brucewayne will be looking to use his 5-10, 270 pound frame to be one of the first line of defenses run stoppers for the William Chrisman defense this year and has the size and power to be a name to know for 2023. Big man looking for a big final year in the trenches this year at William Chrisman.
Keegan McBroom, 6-0, 200, DL, Gallatin@heyimkeegan66
6-0, 200 Keegan McBroom from Gallatin is a very tough pound for pound player on the Nose for Gallatin and looking for a big senior season in the trenches. McBroom is a player that can play both sides of the football and is a good blocker that can bring some explosive power in the trenches. Also one of those DL/NGs that can get a good pass rush going up the middle and can get into the backfield and make some nice stops. Plays with a lot of energy and has a good motor on the football field.