USAAAB: East Top Five Defense

The East defensive unit has been impressive all week at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. So much so, that it was tough to pick the five best from this week, but here are the standouts from this week's practices, listen in alphabetical order.?

Kenny Bigelow (Elkton, Md. / Eastern Christian)
?The USC commit consistently shined throughout the week with his athleticism. He was tough to handle in 1-1s and made a number of plays in scrimmages. His build allows him to get leverage, and he has a good first step and get off.?

?Kendall Fuller (Olney, Md. / Our Lady Good Counsel)
?Fuller lived up to his five-star building. He's a little bigger and a little thicker than we expected and he's had a good week in coverage. He's physical, but he doesn't have to rely solely on size and strength because he's also a good athlete who is able to turn and run with receivers. When the ball has come his way, he's shown pretty good ball skills.?

?Frank Herron (Memphis, Tn. / Central)
?The ends on the East, and really, the whole defensive line in general were good this week, and I think a couple guys deserve mention, but Herron, an LSU commit, was one of the most impressive. Physically, he looks good on the hoof, has a great first step. He has the versatility to go inside-outside, and used his athleticism and motor to chase plays down from the backside.?

?Alquadin Muhammad (Ramsey, N.J., / Don Bosco Prep)
?Where Herron and some of the other ends are bigger, Muhammad was one of the quickest. He looks like a 3-4 outside linebacker and a pure pass rusher. His agility allowed him to frequently win in pass situations and shoot into the backfield to disrupt some running plays. He could develop into a great pass rusher in college. He seems to be a natural at getting to the quarterback.?

?Jalen Ramsey (Brentwood, Tn. / Brentwood Academy)
?He would be in contention for most impressive defensive player all week by our count. He has all of the tools you look for in a cover corner: size, hips, speed, and the willingness to be physical with opposing wideouts. Given his physical gifts and the way he performed this week, he looked like the kind of guy who could step in early in his career.?

?Honorable Mention: Tray Matthews, Dorian O'Daniel, Mackenzie Alexander, Jonathan Allen?


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