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February 4, 2008

Top Defensive Tackle Recruits

The Nations Top 10 Defenisve Tackles:

1. Marcus Forston (above) - Miami, FL 6-3 305 4.90 Miami (Fla.)
Most complete defensive lineman in the country, was unstoppable during Army All American Bowl week

2. DeAngelo Tyson - Statesboro, GA 6-3 278 5.00 Georgia
Tremendous quickness for someone of his size, the top lineman from Georgia in a loaded class

3. Brandon Thompson - Thomasville, GA 6-2 295 4.82 Clemson
As a senior brought in over 100 tackles from his inside position to go along with 12 sacks

4. Omar Hunter (left) - Buford, GA 6-1 299 4.90 Florida
A wreckingball that bulls over opposing lineman with brute strength

5. Solomon Koehler - Kaneohe, HI 6-2 310 5.00 Arizona
Athletic and agile for someone of his size, showed during Army Bowl he can also play along the offensive line

6. Jarvis Humphrey - Cedar Hill, TX 6-2 290 5.00 Texas
Exceptional first step and plays low making it a hard task for lineman to gain leverage

7. Garrett Goebel - Lombard, IL 6-4 273 5.00 Ohio State
Tough hardnosed player, could line-up on either side of the ball for the Buckeyes

8. Roderick Davis - Houston, TX 6-3 295 5.10 Texas A&M
Looks the part of a college nightmare for opposing runningbacks, gets great penetration

9. Lawrence Guy - Las Vegas, NV 6-6 270 4.80 Arizona State
Terrific frame to add weight at the college level, the next step twards greatness for the Las Vegas native

10. Mike Martin - Novi, MI 6-2 285 4.90 Michigan
One of the strongest football players in the country with a 420 pound bench max

Top Defensive End Recruits

The Nations Top 10 Defensive Ends

1. Daquan Bowers (above) - Bamberg, SC 6-4 265 4.75 Clemson Has the size of an NFL defensive end, will be a force for the homestate Tigers

2. Chancey Aghayere - Garland, TX 6-3 240 4.70 LSU
Strong end for size, excellent pass rush skills

3. R.J. Washington (left) - Keller, TX 6-3 235 4.78 Oklahoma
Showed all week during the Army All American bowl why he is one of the best pass rushers in the country

4. Shayne Hale - Monroeville, PA 6-4 240 4.65 Pittsburgh
Enough athletic ability to play linebacker at the next level, but could add weight and stay at end

5. Nick Perry - Detroit, MI 6-4 240 4.50 Miami (Fla.), Michigan, Michigan St., USC
Set Michigan high school record with 37 sacks in his senior campaign, led team to state title win

6. Ethan Johnson - Portland, OR 6-4 260 4.80 Notre Dame
Will have to bounce back from an injury plagued senior season, but has the physical tools to do so

7. Corey Liuget - Hialeah, FL 6-3 260 4.80 Illinois, Miami (Fla.)
Top end from the sunshine state, will head north to play for Zook if the Canes dont make a late push

8. Toby Jackson (right) - Griffin GA 6-4 248 4.90 Georgia
One of the most physical players in the state of Georgia, will stay home and play for the Dawgs

9. Courtney Upshaw - Eufaula, AL 6-3 240 4.70 Alabama
Under the radar player, recorded six fumble recoveries as a senior returning two for scores, above average tight end as well

10. Wes Horton - Sherman Oaks, CA 6-6 235 4.80 USC
Racked up over 100 tackles as a senior, heads to USC from local Trojan high school factory Sherman Oaks
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