NFTC Baltimore: Defensive Preview
Five-Star DT Kenny Bigelow
Five-Star DT Kenny Bigelow
National Recruiting Analyst
Posted May 11, 2012
Bob Lichtenfels


The Nike Football Training Camp will make its way to McDaniel College in Westminster, Md. on Saturday with a roster filled with talented from top to bottom. Here is a preview of the defensive players expected to be in attendance.

Defensive Linemen:

Elkton (Md.) Christian Academy five-star prospect Kenny Bigelow projects as a tackle, but is listed on the roster at end. He is a specimen and we would guess that a lot of people will be watching him during the one-on-ones. Bigelow is committed to USC. Da'Shawn Hand is arguably the top defensive lineman in next year's class from Woodbridge (Va.). Dajaun Drennon (Timber Creek) and Tashawn Bower (Immaculata) are two of the best from New Jersey with over 40 offers between the two. Representing New York is Ebenezer Ogundeko (Thomas Jefferson) who has blown up as much as anyone this spring.

Some others to keep an eye on are Egg Harbor (N.J.) prospect Eric Wiafe, Myles Nash from Timber Creek (N.J.), Marvin Gross from Dunbar (Md.). Two more New Yorkers who could make an impact are Rashaad Coward (Sheepshead Bay) and Thomas Plonski (Brooklyn Tech).

 

Linebacker:

There a a lot of headliners in this group including four-star Alex Anzalone from Wyomissing (Pa.), who recently decommitted from Ohio State. Good Counsel (Md.) outside linebacker Dorian O'Daniel who is committed to Clemson. Four-star outside linebacker Matt Rolin from Briar Woods (Va.). Rolin has offers from across the nation. Three-star Doug Randolph from Woodberry Forest (Va.). Randolph is committed to Stanford, but has said he wants to look around.

Some players who are looking to prove themselves are West Lawn (Pa.) Wilson middle linebacker Junior Joseph, Clarion (Pa.) linebacker T.J. Armstrong, Bishop McNamara (Md.) linebacker Kevin Robbins and St. Peter's Prep (N.J.) prospect Shane Huber. There is also a solid group of underclassmen in this group. Princess Anne (Va.) 2014 recruit Aaron Glover is a player we have seen in 7on7 action this spring.

 

Defensive Back:

Five-star cornerback Kendall Fuller from Good Counsel (Md.) headlines this very strong group of players. St. Peter's Prep (N.J.) cornerback Tre Bell, a Florida commitment will be in action. Four-star Piscataway (N.J.) standout Nadir Barnwell is scheduled to be in attendance. Notre Dame pledge Devin Butler from Gonzaga (D.C.) will be there. Avon (Ohio) cornerback Ross Douglas is on the roster again. The Penn State commitment loves to compete, as he did last weekend in Columbus. Manchester (Va.) four-star outside linebacker and Virginia Tech pledge Holland Fisher is on the roster as a defensive back. Ohio State commit and four-star cornerback Eli Woodard will be at the camp.

Some players to keep an eye on in this group will be Michael Parker from Kettle Run (Va.), Kirk Garner from Good Counsel (Md.), Kennedy Frazier from nearby Calvert Hall (Md.), Kyle LaPorte from Piscataway (N.J) and Greensburg Central Catholic (Pa.) sleeper Zach Guiser.

There are also a few talented underclassmen in this group, including potential top 100 safety Quin Blanding from Bayside (Va.) and Montae Nicholson from Gateway (Pa.). Nicholson has been out of 7on7 action with a shoulder injury, but he is an impressive young safety prospect.

Lichtenfels is in his 8th year with Scout.com and has developed into one of the most respected scouts in the business.
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