Breaking Down Defensive Line at Wed Camp

Wednesday, Spartan Digest was on hand as Michigan State continued their high school camp season. In this article we look at a few defensive linemen who stood out.

On Wednesday the Michigan State Spartans looked to find a few prospects along the defensive line. Here are a few names that we felt enjoyed solid days in camp.

In-state defensive tackle Jabari Dean of Detroit (MI) Renaissance High School proved to give offensive linemen fits during one-on-one drills. With a quick first step, Dean is a player who has the skills to play at the Division One level. While he may not be in the plans for the Spartans he should make someone a nice player.

Ohio native Terrell Jackson of Columbus Marion Franklin also caused problems for offensive linemen during the days with a strong first step and solid use of leverage and strength from his 6-3, 260-pound frame. This was the first time I'd seen Jackson and was surprised by his performance. I expect to hear more about him in the coming weeks.

Pataskala (Ohio) Watkins Memorial High School defensive end Reno Reda is a player I saw back in the winter during the MSR Ohio Combine. Standing 6-foot-5, 240-pounds, Reda is a very athletic player who has gone under the radar up to this point. In recent weeks he's shown well at a camp at the University of Pittsburgh, and now I fully expect Michigan State to start following him after he posted a 4.9 forty on the new indoor field turf inside the Spartans practice facility.

Reda also showed well in one-on-one drills taking several very successful reps. While raw, Reda has some solid skills.

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