DFW Defensive Players to Watch this Week

September 16, 2021

Staff Writer

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

 

 

 

Honorable mentions

 

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

 

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