Jacob Callier is one of the most versatile defensive linemen in the West region. He lines up all across the defensive line and shows the ability to rush off the edge or move inside and cause havoc at the tackle position.
Callier is a solid 6-2, 250 pounds, plays with a relentless motor, is very physical and is equally strong stopping the run as he is rushing the passer. In looking at his early senior film (see below) it's easy to see he has made a big jump in the last year in his quickness off the ball, ability to disengage as well as his strength and power.
He'll routinely drive his man back in to the pocket and in to the quarterback but also shows the quickness and lateral mobility to get off his blocker and make a play on the ball. He's extremely quick moving in tight spaces and shows the speed to run down plays from behind as well.
In terms of a comparison, Callier actually reminds us a little, in terms of his frame and playing style, to former Brave and current USC defensive end Malik Dorton but Callier is more athletic, has a higher motor and makes more plays.
On the recruiting front, Callier has yet to set up any of his official visits but has a good idea where he'll take them.
"I've been talking to the coaches but in terms of setting a date, I still need to work that out," Callier said. "I know I want to visit San Diego State, Hawaii, Colorado and Arizona. Colorado and SDSU are the schools recruiting me the hardest right now, I'm in constant contact with those coaches.
"I want to wait until my season is over before I take my visits. I want to be able to spend as much time with the coaches on my visit as I can and if you visit during the season, they're so busy game planning that you really don't get to talk to them much. So I'll wait it out and take them in December and January."
As for what he's looking for in a school, Callier is looking for an opportunity to play early.
"I want to play as a true freshman," Callier said. "I just want a chance to compete for a starting spot so I'm looking at depth charts a little to see how many guys they have at my position. As for location, it would be nice to stay close to home but I'm looking for the best opportunity for me.
"If there's a better opportunity for me far from home that will help show my talent, that's where I'll go. So I'm just going to play the process out and see what happens."
To see Callier in action from earlier this season, check out the video below: