National Elite Big Man DL Standouts

Sunday found a solid group of defensive linemen taking part in the National Elite Big Man Camp at the Total Sports Complex in Wixom, Michigan. Who stood out among the defensive linemen? We have a Top Five from the day.

Over the past couple years several linemen have received a major boost to their recruiting by attending the National Elite Big Man Camp in Wixom, Michigan.<p>

With another solid turnout, names five defensive linemen who stood out on the day making our list of top performers.

1. Nick Matich – Clarkston (Mich.) High School

Class of 2014

HT: 6-foot-3 | WT: 260-pounds

Matich was listed as an offensive lineman and after his performance I’m sure the offensive linemen in attendance wished he competed on their side.  Reminds me of former Flint (Mich.) Luke Powers Catholic standout Danny O’Brien with his solid build and high motor.  Player who could see his stock rise even higher as he hits more camps in the coming months.

2. Brian Sanders – Detroit (Mich.) Cass Tech

Class of 2014

HT:  6-foot-4 | 235-pounds

With his high energy and burst, Sanders has all the tools to develop into a top player.  However, he’s not consistent enough yet to be considered elite.  That could soon change as we’re sure to see more of Sanders this summer.  Long frame to add more weight and strength with the burst to come off the edge to cause problems for offensive linemen led to Sanders leaving with a torn shirt from one-on-one victories.

3. Nate Brisson – Ferndale (Mich.) High School

Class of 2014

HT: 6-foot-5 | 228-pounds

The surprise of the day was Brisson as he showed he’s got to be considered a high level prospect as he continues to develop his skill set.  Raw physical skills for a player whose only played football for two years make him the player to watch this spring and summer.  Best football is ahead of him and someone will have a chance to sign a major talent.

4. David Beedle – Clarkston (Mich.) High School

Class of 2014

HT: 6-foot-5 | 265-pounds

While everyone was paying attention to his teammate Nich Matich, Beedle at times showed he’s just as good and with a bigger frame.  Performed well during drills and stood out early in one-on-one battles.  However, took a great number of reps and you could see it affect his ability to use a solid burst and solid rip to win late battle.

5. Nicholis Matiere-Bey – Flint (Mich.) Southwestern Academy

Class of 2014

HT: 6-foot-3 | WT: 265-pounds

Late push by Matiere-Bey earned him a spot as one of our top performers from his work during one-on-one drills. Used quickness and strength to win battles and was not afraid to take as many reps as possible throughout the day.  Came to get noticed and left an impression.  Hope to see more of his skills this spring and summer.


We also came across several other players to keep an eye on during the day and they included the following.

Terry Ramsey – Clayton (Ohio) Northmont High School

Christopher Okoye – Detroit (Mich.) Catholic Central

Jonah Walker – Aurora (Ill.) Christian High School

Logan Dziak – Delaware (Ohio) Buckeye Valley High School

Wesley French – St. Josephe (Mich.) High School (Class of 2015)

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