Now that the Early Signing Period is behind us, the recruiting attention has shifted a little more towards the 2019 recruiting class. Take a quick look inside at some of the top names defensively, that have been popping up on the radar of college programs early on.
2019 defensive end prospect Darius “JuJu” Williams (pictured) out of Hemingway High School has one offer on the table to date, along with interest from several others!
One of the most freakish athletes in next year’s recruiting class is none other than Hemingway’s 2019 DE/TE prospect, Darius “JuJu” Williams. Last fall the Hemingway High star tallied up 109 tackles, 5 sacks, and 5 forced fumbles on the defensive side of the ball for the Tigers. Offensively he had 5 catches for 134 yards and 5 scores. To date, Williams has an offer on the table from Chattanooga, along with interest from several other DI programs along the East Coast.
Whether he’s intercepting a pass, blocking a punt, recovering a fumble, or making a tackle 20 yards down the field, Berkeley’s Tre Morrison will find his way to the football. Last season, Morrison recorded 99 tackles, 17 PBUs, 6 interceptions, 2 fumble recoveries and blocked 4 kicks for the Stags. The Moncks Corner native is currently on the radar of several DI programs such as South Carolina, Georgia State, East Carolina, and Wake Forest to name a few.
Checking in at 6-4, 250 pounds, Garret Academy of Technology defensive lineman prospect, Dalmont Gourdine was quite a disruptive force on the defensive side of the ball for the Falcons. He’s receiving early interest from South Carolina, Georgia Tech, East Carolina, Georgia State, and Appalachian State.
Fort Dorchester linebacker, Davon Gilmore, is a sure run-stopper on the defensive side of the ball for the Patriots. Gilmore finished out the 2017 season with 139 tackles, 14 TFL, 4 sacks, 1 interception, and 2 forced fumbles. He’s currently receiving interest from Coastal Carolina, Georgia State, South Carolina, SC State, and many others.
Wando junior linebacker prospect, Justin Pelic, has drawn early interest from schools like Princeton, Notre Dame, Harvard, and South Florida. He finished out the 2017 season with 154 tackles for the Warriors, and was recently invited to participate in the 2018 US Army All-American Underclassmen Combine.
Timberland 6-1 cornerback prospect, Tyler Sumpter, came up big for the Wolves this past fall. In his first season ever on the football field, the junior CB came down with 9 interceptions on the defensive side of the ball for the Wolves. Be sure to keep an ear out for this junior talent.
Hemingway CB prospect, Darius Taylor, finished out the 2017 season with 11 interceptions, and 4 defensive TDs. He also had 4 (3 punts / 1 kick-off) returns on special teams, that went for scores!
Ben Mitchum: The junior DL out of Summerville HS tallied up 55 tackles, 5 sacks, and 4 TFL last season for the Green Wave.
D’Montrey Singleton: The cornerback prospect out of Berkeley HS recorded 99 tackles, 15 pass break-ups, and 2 interceptions.
Jaylon Thompson: The 6-3, 195-pound Bluffton LB recorded 80 tackles, 5 TFL, and 1 sack for the Bobcats.
Darius Smith: The junior safety out of Ashley Ridge registered 85 tackles, 2 pass deflections, and a forced fumble for the Swamp foxes last season.
Cam Myers: Was tabbed primarily as a wideout, but ended up making a little noise in the secondary for the Stags. Myers recorded 53 tackles, intercepted four passes, and took one back for a score.
Jeffrey Smyth: An exciting playmaker that starred on both sides of the ball for Beaufort this past season, at the QB position and in the secondary. Will likely make his living in the defensive side of the ball on the next level.
Jaelen Edwards: A 6-0, 280-pound defensive lineman out of Wando High School. Last fall Edwards recorded 33 tackles, 21 ball disruptions, and 6 sacks for the Warriors.
Jamal Barron: The junior cornerback prospect out of Baptist Hill HS recorded 109 tackles and 4 picks on this past season.
Justin Eaton: Had a solid season in the secondary for Stratford this past season. Recorded 34 tackles, 1 pick, and 7 pass break-ups. Receiving interest from SC State early on.
CJ Brown: Saw action on both sides of the ball at QB and corner for Whale Branch, but will likely make his living in the secondary on the next level.
Jaheem Hazel: The Whale Branch star recorded 38 tackles, 5 interceptions, 15 pass deflections, and 3 blocked field goals for the Warriors this past season.
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