Junior Clips, Analysis of LSU 4-Star Edge Defender Jarell Cherry

Scout and TigerBlitz.com take a closer look at Scout 300 four-star edge defender Jarell Cherry, who's committed to LSU.

The above video features junior-season clips of 2018 four-star defensive end Jarell Cherry.

http://www.scout.com/player/202964-jarell-cherry/recruiting?year=2017&s=73

Jarell Cherry, DE, Dallas Carter

Size: 6-3, 229

Recruiting: Cherry committed April 1 to LSU. He also has offers from programs such as Alabama, Colorado, Michigan, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, and UCLA, among others.

Rankings: Scout ranks Cherry as the No. 2 defensive end in Texas for his class. He's No. 170 overall in the 2018 Scout 300, as well as No. 17 among D-ends nationally.

Stats

2016: As a junior, Cherry recorded eight tackles for loss and five sacks primarily playing end in an odd-front scheme.

2015: Cherry recorded seven sacks during a breakout sophomore season.

Analysis

Jarell Cherry is an athletic edge rusher prospect who could potentially play an even-front end or odd-front hybrid outside linebacker at the Power Five conference level. Cherry has primarily played an odd-front end covered up in high school, but he will be at home as a true edge defender in college.

Cherry's atheticism also means that there's a chance he could play an outside linebacker position in a 4-3 defense. He's a sprinter during track season and his natural athleticism is one of his best attributes as a prospect. Cherry thrives at pursuing from the backside. He owns the frame and athleticism to consistently provide edge-bending ability at the high-major level once he's developed.

He'll need to add bulk and strength, but possesses the frame to do so. He's also very raw technically, but that means his ceiling should be high as he projects to the next level. Cherry can improve his pass-rushing repertoire, something he has not used too much yet as an odd-front end. He can also get better in his tackling technique and consistency.

Cherry is a high-major prospect who will have plenty of big offers nationally. -- Gabe Brooks

Strengths
  • Backside pursuit
  • Athleticism
  • Speed

Areas to Improve
  • Tackling technique
  • Pass-rushing technique/moves

Junior clips

Game clips (Oct. 2016)

Sophomore clips


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