K'Lavon Chaisson (Photo by Billy Embody)

UA Game: Top Five Defensive Game Performers

Scout dives in to share the top five defensive performers from Sunday's 2017 Under Armour All-America Game.


K'Lavon Chaisson, DE, Galena Park (Texas) North Shore, TEAM ARMOUR

Chaisson was the sack-master this game.  He finished with three sacks and another five tackles for loss.  He is so quick off the ball and with his length, he closes fast.  ColoradoLSUTexas and USC will host Chaisson on official visits this month.  The Tigers are trending at this time.


Dylan Moses, OLB, Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy — TEAM ARMOUR

The Alabama commit was around the football all day. He finished with 10 tackles, one tackle for loss and a pass break-up.  Moses was the best linebacker from start to finish this week, and in the game, the five star played like his ranking. 


Luiji Vilain, DE, Alexandria (Va.) Episcopal — TEAM ARMOUR

If you want to know who was close to about half a dozen sacks, it would be this guy.  Vilain got around the corner and pressure the quarterback numerous times.  He also flushed the quarterback out of the pocket and set the edge against the run a couple of times too.  The Michigan commit has only played a couple of years, so his future is bright.


Joshua Kaindoh, DE, Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy — TEAM HIGHLIGHT

Kaindoh was the top performer after two practices and in this game, he came on late to be one of the top defensive performers.  He batted down a pass, he hurried the quarterback a handful of times and he was consistently disruptive in the second half.  The Florida State commit capped off a big week with a strong performance Sunday.


D.J. Johnson, DE, Sacramento (Cali.) Burbank Luther — TEAM ARMOUR

Like Chaisson, Johnson was a force in the backfield.  The Miami commit worked his hands and quickness to get into the backfield, and he had two sacks on the day.  He also had a couple of tackles for loss.  

Others that were considered:  Breon DixonChris AllenMarkaviest Bryant and Tyler Shelvin.

John Garcia Jr. and Chad Simmons contributed to this report.

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