Ainuu Taua (6'0, 270) - Lompoc (Calif.)
The 1on1 MVP, Taua
started a little slow on the first day but caught fire on the second day.
Generously listed at 6-0, Taua used his quickness off the ball and non-stop
motor to take over on Wednesday. He plays real low and with great leverage
and gets off the snap instantly.
Bijhon Jackson (6'3, 315) -
El Dorado (Ark.)
The Arkansas commit was impressive all week.
Though he came in as a 3-star, he left a big impression, with his quickness and
moves in the one-on-ones, and his agility, impressive considering his size.
He has a quick first step and flew off the line of scrimmage at the snap and
played nice and low.
Chad Thomas (6'5, 240) - Miami (Fla.) Booker T.
The overall defensive line MVP, Thomas' athleticism was
what first caught your eyes, but he didn't just use his speed and quickness off
the ball to win 1on1s, he showed a wide variety of moves and impressive strength
to take over in the 1on1s. His ceiling is high and he has a chance to be
one of the premier defensive linemen nationally when it's all said and done.
Gerald Willis (6'4, 270) - New Orleans (La.) Edna Karr
Willis looks like he could end up as a tackle down the line, but during The
Opening, he put his hand down off the edge, and showed great burst and plenty of
moves. He also was one of the few linemen to even hang with Cameron Robinson, beating him twice in fact.
Solomon Thomas (6'3,
256) - Coppell (Texas)
Possibly the most consistent defensive
linemen from Day One to Day Three, Thomas has great strength and a motor that
doesn't turn off. One of the most technically sound participants in the
entire event, Thomas used that with his power to have a sterling performance all
Greg Biggins, Brian Dohn, Greg Powers, Scott Kennedy, Jamie Newberg, Allen Trieu, and Chad Simmons contributed to this feature.