Here are 22 top Shreveport area defensive linemen to watch in 2022
The 2022 high school football season is getting closer. Here's a look at some of the top defensive linemen in the Shreveport area to watch and what some of their coaches said about them.
Height/weight: 6-0, 265
Why selected: The 2021 All-District and Times All-City selection, Buckner is an extremely athletic big man who returned two interceptions for touchdowns.
Height/weight: 6-foot-3, 255
Why selected: A fast athletic defensive end who can do it all.
Height/weight: 6-3, 270
Why selected: A two-year starter for coach Denny Duron, Carpenter will also see time on the defensive line as a leader.
Height/weight: 5-10, 230
Why selected: Returning leader of the line who topped the Cowboys’ defense in 2021 with nine sacks.
Height/weight: 6-5, 250
Why selected: Hard to control in the trenches with his size and strength, Collins has multiple offers including from Arkansas, Texas and Baylor.
Height/weight: 6-3, 300
Why selected: Davis led a talented Bearcats defense last season with 56 tackles, three sacks, six tackles for loss and two quarterback hurries.
North Caddo, Sr.
Height/weight: 6-1, 200
Why selected: “Zay is quick off the edge, hard for bigs to stay in front of. Expecting big strides to be taken in developing his strength.” – Coach John Kavanaugh
Height/weight: 6-2, 192
Why selected: Returning Times All-City defensive end who recorded 45 total tackles, seven tackles for loss, two sacks and an interception in 2021.
Green Oaks, Sr.
Height/weight: 6-1, 265
Why selected: Green has been developing quickly after earning second-team all-district honors last year. Receiving significant recruiting attention.
North DeSoto, Sr.
Height/weight: 6-2, 240
Why selected: A powerful presence inside and a three-year starter. Already receiving college offers.
Captain Shreve, Sr.
Height/weight: 6-3, 230
Why selected: “Aaron has really worked to put himself in position to have a great 2022 season. His work ethic, passion and high motor separate him from others at his position.” – Coach Adam Kirby
Height/weight: 6-1, 220
Why selected: This defensive end is super-fast off the edge and hard to block.” – Coach Rodney Guin
Height/weight: 6-1, 208
Why selected: Christian is that guy you can put all over the place. Last year he recorded 76 tackles, 15 tackles for lossL, eight sacks, a blocked field goal and a pick. Being recruited by Northwestern, Lamar University, Tyler (Texas) Junior College.
Height/weight: 6-1, 210
Why selected: “Ray got his first start in Week 6 last season and finished the year with a district-leading 12.5 sacks. He was second-team all-state and currently holds three college offers.” – Coach Coy Brotherton
Red River, Jr.
Height/weight: 6-1, 190
Why selected: Prealow is one of 8 returning starters on our defense this year. He started every game as a sophomore and had over 50 tackles and 5 sacks. Prealow has a great motor, always around the ball, and loves contact. We expect his recruiting to pick up after the Spring he had.
Height/weight: 6-3, 230
Why selected: The Eagles’ sacks leader from last season returns as a rush end who is hard to contain. Also sees duty as a running back.
Height/weight: 6-2, 310
Why selected: Offers from Air Force, Navy and Army. “Reed is a big, powerful athlete who has the ability to destroy double teams. Very explosive off the ball. Very high football IQ.” – Coach Spencer Heard
Height/weight: 6-0, 275
Why selected: “Bryan is a the blue collar work ethic tone setter for the Raiders who has started on the d-line since his freshmen year and will be the anchor for the Raiders.” – Coach Steve Dennis
Height/weight: 6-2, 255
Why selected: “Spann dealt with some injuries last year but is one of our strongest kids in the weight room. Should be able to hold down the interior of our DL.” – Coach Reynolds Moore
Height/weight: 5-10, 255
Why selected: Stegius will join with Justin Ford to give the Wolverines a run-stopping duo up front.
Height/weight: 5-10, 215
Why selected: A returning starter and leader of the D-Line, Carter has a high motor and plays fast.
Height/weight: 6-0, 230
Why selected: “Great kid, loves to compete and will do anything for the team to win. He’s also a 4-year starter on the offensive line and punts.” -- Coach Richie Casey
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