Navy Signing Day Recap: D-LINE (pt II)

The 2013 Navy football signing class is full of players who can help Navy continue its service academy dominance. In this segment GoMids.com discusses the newly signed Mid defensive linemen (part II).

Carter Shipley (6-3, 255) was a standout offensive and defensive lineman at Orlando's Lake Highland Prep in Florida. Shipley is an accomplished Olympic-style wrestler in both free-style and Greece-Roman. He was a gold and silver medalist as a U.S. team member this past summer in Venezuela. Shipley plans to focus on football only and should be a direct admit. He chose Navy over a Dartmouth offer.



Dylan Fischer is a (6-2, 290) defensive tackle from Arizona. Fischer played both ways and was the eight ranked defensive lineman in Arizona according to Scout.com last year. He is a big, hard charging player who can collapse the pocket.



Patrick Forrestall (6-4, 305) is a big physical wide body from Georgia who chose Navy over Yale. Last season at Deerfield Windsor high school he played on both sides of the ball. On defense he made 77 tackles and posted three sacks.

Austin Hague (6-4, 248) is an athletic defensive lineman from Benedictine high school in Virginia. Hague, who is also a state wrestling champion, posted eight sacks and 31 tackles for a loss this year.

Chris Palmer is a 6-foot-3, 260 pound sturdy defensive tackle from Georgia. He might play on the offensive line at Navy. Palmer is expected to attend NAPS this fall. He chose Navy over an offer from North Carolina Central.



Eli Dawson from Western Reserve Academy in Ohio chose Navy over Army and Furman The 6-foot-5, 230-pound defensive end played on both sides of the ball. Dawson made 75 tackles, six sacks, and had 22 receptions for 210 receiving yards. He will start his career at the Naval Academy Prep School.



Bobby Marshburn (6-3, 220) was a two-way player at Athens Academy in Georgia. Last season he caught 15 passes for 299 yards and three touchdowns as a tight end. He also made 47 total tackles, including six for loss, as a defensive end. Marshburn moves well and has a good first step off the snap.

The Mids landed another highly regarded recruit in Alex Brown from South Carolina. Brown (6-3, 239) was offered early and committed way back in December of 2011. Brown demonstrated excellent 4.7 forty-yard dash speed for his size and surprised many by committing so early. He was highly regarded as both a tight end and defensive end but like many Navy recruits he was downgraded after he committed. Brown will likely be used as a striker linebacker in the Mids defensive scheme. Brown chose Navy over offers from Marshall, Duke, Air Force and Harvard. He would have received many more offers but he committed a year early.




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