Semper Fi: Day 3, Top 5 Defensive Performers

FULLERTON, Calif. -- Each day FOXSportsNEXT will take a look at the East squad's top five defensive players from Wednesday's practice for the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl, and this list includes commits from Alabama, Notre Dame, Auburn and an uncommitted player.

Each day the FOXSportsNEXT team will look at the top five defensive players from the day at the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl practices, and coming out of Wednesday's practice these are the ones who stood out on the defensive side.

Devin Butler, CB/S, Gilman School (Baltimore, Md.)
The future Notre Dame defensive back showed great coverage during one-on-one drills. He was able to changed direction well with a nice and fluid flip of his hips. If the ball did get close to the receiver, he was there in defense to knock it down.

Tashawn Bower, DT, Immaculata (Somerville, N.J.)
The Auburn commit was a nightmare for the offensive line to try to contain. Not only did he get to the quarterback at ease, but also stopped the running backs before they were able to get back to the line of scrimmage. He is still slowed by a sore ankle so he resorted to a bull rush in one-on-ones, but he did well in the drill.

Darius Paige, DT, Foley (Ala.) High
Paige, who is committed to Alabama, is the most talented player on the defensive line on the East squad. He's 6-3, 285 pounds, strong, quick and can use power or speed to beat an interior offensive lineman. He dominated reps in the 1-on-1s, and did so after explaining to the offensive line what he was about to do.

David Kamara, CB, Grayson High (Loganville, Ga.)
Kamara, who is uncommitted and considering LSU, Ole Miss and (to a lesser degree) Clemson, isn't a burner but he makes up for it by competing hard. Kamara was able to stay with receivers throughout the team period and 7-on-7 period, and was involved in several pass breakups.

Jimmy Hutchinson, P, Harrison High (Kennesaw, GA)
The Auburn commit goes on defense, and he gets a nod because on a day in which special teams were worked on a lot, he consistently bombed punts down the field. If he punts like this next year, he will be able to flip field position.

FOXSportsNEXT's Simone Scott contributed to this report

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