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STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Rushing to conclusions off the edge — Hoosierland defensive ends drawing raves

By: SCOTT M. BURNSTEIN, May 15, 2021, 12:46 pm

An elite 8 of underrated defensive end prospects in the IHSAA’s class of ‘22

1 Isaiah Street (Brownsburg 6-foot-5, 225 pounds) — Think Vin Diesel, rising fast and furious in recruiting circles, checks all the boxes: speed, size, strength, instinct, intelligence.

2 Drew Terrill (Lebanon 6-6, 240) — Quiet assassin in the pass rush game, the blood-sweat-&-tears type every snap.

3 James Schott (Center Grove 6-4, 220) — Just a grinder and a technician at his craft.

4 Danny Royster (Lawrence North 6-4, 215) — Maybe the most versatile “under-the-radar” stud on the defensive side of the pigskin in the Circle City, can wreak havoc rushing the passer off the edge or from a linebacker spot.

5 Dejuan Echoles (Warren Central 6-2, 220) — About to see his recruiting profile erupt like a volcano. 

6 Hayden Cate (Carmel 6-2, 225) — Great motor, quick burst off the snap, hurricane-like closing power.

7 Jaylen Lattimore (Ft. Wayne South Side 6-3, 225) — Probably the most upside of any defensive line prospect in the Ft. Wayne area.

8 Mariere Omonode (West Lafayette 6-1.5, 250) — Plays sooooooo much bigger than his size, defines the term BEAST MODE at the prep level.