Georgia Loading up on D-Line Again

All week - South will be updating the rankings for the southern players. The states included are Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas. This is a look at the Top Defensive Ends in the South.

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The defensive end position has been a strong one in the south the past several years, and this year is no different. Deantwan Whitehead (Peanut) shook off an injury in his junior year to be the #1 Ranked Defensive End in the South by

The state of Georgia is well represented at the top of the heap with Brandon Wood, Demarcus Dobbs, and Jermaine Cunningham. Each player brings a little something different to the table. Wood is compact and fast in the 6-1/250/4.6 range. Dobbs is bigger than Wood, but not quite as quick, and Cunningham is a long, lean pass rusher that is lightning fast off the edge.

Here is a look at the South's Top Defensive Ends.

Rather than list the players' height, weight, and speed, I have listed the school they are committed to if any. Click on their player page to see more information including scouting videos and schools of interest.

If you have any feedback on the formatting, or questions about the rankings, please come see us on the Scout Recruiting Message Board:

Rank Name School/City Commit
1 Deantwan Whitehead (West End) Birmingham, AL  
2 Brandon Wood (Haralson County) Tallapoosa, GA Georgia
3 Demarcus Dobbs (Calvary Baptist Day School) Savannah, GA Georgia
4 Jermaine Cunningham (Stephenson) Stone Mountain, GA  
5 Kentrell Lockett (Hahnville) Boutte, LA  
6 Raven Gray (Enterprise) Enterprise, AL  
7 Steven Wesley (Bartow) Bartow, FL  
8 Bryant Miller (Miami Central) Miami, FL  
9 Reginald Stokes (Carver) Montgomery, AL UCLA
10 Tyler Rice (Saint Andrews School) Boca Raton, FL Duke
11 Lazarius Livingston (Ruston) Ruston, LA LSU
12 Audie Augustine (Northeast) Oakland Park, FL  
13 Eric Norwood (North Cobb) Kennesaw, GA Oklahoma State
14 Kevin McNeil (Camden County) Kingsland, GA  
15 Milton Talbert (Hattiesburg) Hattiesburg, MS  
16 Kevin Alexander (Union County) Lake Butler, FL  
17 Victor Thomas (Olive Branch) Olive Branch, MS  
18 Jasper Brooks (Redan) Stone Mountain, GA  
19 Morrice Richardson (Westlake) Atlanta, GA  
20 J.D. Lott (Briarwood Christian) Birmingham, AL LSU
21 Decorey Goss (Starkville) Starkville, MS  
22 Marcus Tillman (Franklin) Meadville, MS LSU
23 Andre Wicker (Washington) Atlanta, GA Mississippi State
24 Craig Marshall (Choctawhatchee) Fort Walton Beach, FL  
25 Jonathan Hollins (Redemptorist Sr) Baton Rouge, LA  
26 Greg Hardy (Briarcrest Christian Schools) Memphis, TN  
27 Walter Dublin (Sarasota) Sarasota, FL  
28 Clark Gaston (Riverside Military Academy) Gainesville, GA South Carolina
29 Markee Drummer (Cardinal Newman) West Palm Beach, FL  
30 Rodney Prince (Shades Valley) Irondale, AL  
31 Rodney Gnat (Samuel W. Wolfson) Jacksonville, FL  
32 Jamil Paris (Sebastian River) Sebastian, FL  
33 Leon Hill (Royal Palm Beach) Royal Palm Beach, FL  
34 David Boyce (The Saint Pauls School Sr Boys) Covington, LA Southern Miss
35 Will Roach (Roswell) Roswell, GA  
36 Thomas Webb (Starkville) Starkville, MS  
37 Demetrius Culpepper (Benjamin Russell) Alexander City, AL  
38 Victor Ugenyi (North Springs) Atlanta, GA  
39 Jon Bell (Evangel Christian Academy) Shreveport, LA  
40 Ricky Lumpkin (Kenwood) Clarksville, TN  

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