DFW – the local area is loaded with talent on the defensive side of the ball. We bring you the top recruits to keep your eye’s on this season. Here are some of the top defensive players making their names known and shaking up headlines.
Top Defensive Players
Riley Van Poppel (23) – Argyle
At 6’4″ 240 to 250 pounds Riley looks like an elite edge rushier playing an interior linemen positions. He can are get off the ball and get to the quarterback, last game Riley was able to have 3 sacks and 6 total tackles on the night. This is an impressive big fellas and without a doubt a FBS caliber athelte.
Check out my week 3 highlights In 23-0 over Celina! https://t.co/VJIjHluf1B
— Riley Van Poppel (@Riley_VanPoppel) September 12, 2021
Jet Copeland (22) Argyle
Jet has a tall lengthy frame and he plays very well as a defensive back who is versatile out there on the field. I like his awareness to jump infront of passes, has the speed to take off with the football to the house. In addition to covering the pass well Copeland is a sure tackler and doesn’t mind coming down hill and tackling ball carriers. Last game Jet had 11 total tackles, 7 solo and 4 assist and 2 TFLs.
David Hicks (23) Allen
Hicks is one of the most highly sought after recruits on the defensive line for Allen and really the entire nation. This five star defensive tackles has been making his presences felt this season by wrecking havoc in opposing teams backfields. Hicks holds offers to schools like Clemson, LSU, Notre Dame, Texas and Texas A&M.
Marquan Pope (22) Guyer
Marquan can cover the entire back half of the field and looks like an elite next level player primed to take the stage at the next level. His skills ar phenomenal on the field and he is a princess that will be felt by opposing offenses all game long. He makes plays and flys to the passes in the air. Committed to the university of Pitt.
“I think we have all the talent in the world to go to state.”
.@DentonGuyer_FB looked the part of a state title contender on Thursday night, smothering Hebron in a dominant 46-17 victory in the season opener. @VincentPaige3 #txhsfb
Game story: https://t.co/dreO1EXUGg pic.twitter.com/Xob89uOjB7
— Reece Waddell (@ReeceWaddell15) August 27, 2021
Peyton Bowens (23) Guyer
Peyton is another leader on the defensive side of the ball for Guy and has played very special thus far this season. He is a four-star prospect that has 21 division I offers so far to school like Oklahoma, SMU, Texas and USC. He is lockdown on the filed and can shut down anybody’s best.
Anthony Hill Jr. (23) – Denton Ryan
Anthony has been making some big time plays so far this season. Its no wonder the five-star linebackers has over 30 division I offers and that number counties to rise as the season goes on. This season Anthony already has 22 tackles, 7 tackles for lass, 2 sacks and oh yeah 3 touchdowns.
To the crib 😁😁 pic.twitter.com/Siky5W5zU1
— Anthony Hill Jr (@thegoatanthony1) September 11, 2021
— Anthony Hill Jr (@thegoatanthony1) September 14, 2021
MarQuice Hill (23) – Denton Ryan
Hill has been able to get in the quarterbacks face seemingly at will this season. He is very explosive off the ball and can use his sheer strength or speed to make his way into the backfield. He is one of the leaders on the defensive line for Ryan. Keep your eyes on him this season to make some big time plays and shake up headlines.
Game day 😤😤 #EarnedNotGiven pic.twitter.com/rRBmX2KfnL
— MarQuice Hill ll (@hill_marquice) September 3, 2021
Devyn Bobby (22) – DeSoto
This list would not be complete without this DeSoto U DB Devin Bobby. A Baylor bear commit Bobby has been playing light out this season making plays all over the field for the DeSoto defense with 22 total tackles so far. Look for this guy to hold down that defensive backfield this season
Makhi Frazier (24) Mckinney
Barret Baker (22) – Southlake Carroll
Brandon Booker (24) – DeSoto
Nai Mose (22) – Trinity
Had 7.5 tackles and 2 TFLs with 1 sack
Bryce Montgomery (22) – Braswell
Elizjah Richardson (24) – Brewer