TOP JC DEFENSIVE LINEMEN 2010

UPDATED 10/25 - Who are the best junior college defensive linemen in the land for the 2010 season? Find out as JCFootball.com unleashes the list - new names and links to athlete video highlights, stats, and headlines are added every week.

2010 JC WIDE RECEIVER PROSPECTS

10/25/10

-- Ventura DE Jonathan Lattimore continues to show why several D-1 programs are so high on him. Last weekend in an overtime loss to Bakersfield, Lattimore notched 5 tackles, 1.5 tackles-for-loss and 1 sack and now has 27 tackles, 12 tackles-for-loss and 7 sacks on the season.

-- The combo of Andre Shishkin and David Azevedo have been terrors along the Santa Rosa defensive line this season. Azevedo has 29 tackles and 2 sacks including a 10 tackle, 1 sack effort on Saturday against Butte.

Shishkin leads the Bear Cubs with 4 sacks and 6 tackles-for-loss with 22 tackles fron his interior position.


10/19/10

-- Cornellius Carradine, a freak-of-nature type athlete from Butler, has had a huge season already posting 79 tackles and 11 sacks in eight games for the Grizzlies.

The talented defensive line prospect has offers from all over, but has been mum on what his plans are as far as visits are concerned.

-- Eastern Arizona's Zack Ross isn't very big -- he measures in at 6-0, 225 pounds -- but the freshman can get the quarterback, posting 9 sacks and 28 tackles for the Gila Monsters.

-- Hutchinson's Meshak Williams continues to show why he was voted to the Preseason All-American team by posting 38 tackles, 16 tackles-for-loss and 8 sacks for the Blue Dragons.

The Kansas State commit is a pass-rushing demon off the edge, able to close quickly once he gets around the tackle or tight end blocking him.

Meshak Williams 2009 Highlights

-- Lackawanna freshman DE Karolis Bimba, a 6'2", 255-pounder, has begun his college career with a flourish posting 8 sacks and 13 tackles this season so far.

-- Hinds DE Leon Mackey is a freakish athlete, using his 6'5", 260-pound frame, long arms and athleticism to beat blockers off the edge.

So far this season, the talented pass-rusher has posted 42 tackles, 14.5 tackles-for-loss and 4.5 sacks.

-- Navarro DE Toby Jackson, a Preseason All-American candidate, has shown why he was so highly thought of so far this year, posting 24 tackles and 2.5 sacks so far this season for the Bulldogs.

-- Daniel Hayden, a sophomore at Pearl River, has looked great so far this season. He's used his speed and athleticism to post 54 tackles, 16 tackles-for-loss and 6 sacks so far this season.

The talented defensive end prospect could end up playing a stand-up rush end position in a 3-4 or keep his hand on the ground at the next level.

Louisiana Tech, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Baylor, Marshall, North Texas, SMU, South Alabama, Southern Miss and UAB all have offered and he could have several more on the way as more Big 12 and SEC schools have been showing interest.

-- DE Ryan Robinson has been a beast off the edge for Jones this fall. He has racked up 44 tackles, 10 tackles-for-loss for 7 sacks.

Robinson has re-committed to Oklahoma State and plans to enroll there in January.

-- Pasadena freshman DL Charles Tua'au has been an animal inside for the Lancers this season totaling 22 tackles, 10 tackles-for-loss and three sacks from almost every position along the defensive line.

-- Santa Ana's Eric Rodriguez, a sophomore defensive tackle, has been solid for the Dons this season posting 22 tackles and 4.5 sacks so far.

-- Glendale DE Rusty Fernando doesn't have ideal size, but he knows how to get to the quarterback posting 13 tackles and six sacks so far this fall.

Rusty Fernando Highlights

-- Je'Marcus Williams is a beast up front for City College of San Francisco and uses his size and quickness to really be a force for the Rams.

This season the talented and versatile defensive lineman has posted 26 tackles and 3.5 sacks.

-- Feather River DT Jerome Culp is a big space-eater and has done his job this season stuffing the run for the Golden Eagles by posting 25 tackles and 4 tackles-for-loss.

-- Los Medanos DE Joe Malolo has been a trouble-maker for opposing offenses, posting 24 tackles, 10 tackles-for-loss and five sacks in six games.

-- Butte's Ronnell Wright is a versatile player who could play a defensive end position in a 3-4 or a three-technique defensive tackle spot in a 4-3.

Wright's productivity has been outstanding so far this fall notching 22 tackles, 7 tackles-for-loss and 3 sacks.

Ronnell Wright Highlights

-- Fullerton DT Uriah Grant is one of the top prospects on one of the most loaded JUCO rosters in the country.

The 6'1", 285-pounder has posted 25 tackles and 3.5 sacks so far this season and has schools from the WAC, Pac 10 and Mountain West looking his way.

-- Garden City's Maurice Couch was one of the most sought-after defensive linemen in the country early in spring and hauled in over 20 offers but recently narrowed things down to Tennessee and South Carolina even committing to the Vols before deciding to take his visit to Knoxville before he makes it official.

The talented interior linemen redshirted last season and so far this year he's posted 34 tackles, 6 tackles-for-loss and 3.5 sacks using his quickness and outstanding strength to be a real problem for opposing offensive linemen.

-- Coffeyville sports three outstanding linemen that they line up every week and all three are big-time prospects.

Robert Thomas moved from tackle to end and the Arkanas commit has been solid this season posting 40 tackles, 14 tackles-for-loss and 4.5 sacks while his linemates, Tony Gillespie (45 tackles, 11.5 TFL and 3 sacks) and Sylvester Williams (34 tackles, 8 TFL and 2 sacks) have both been disruptive as well.

-- Arizona Western's Jesse Williams could possibly turn out to be the top JUCO prospect in the country this year and he committed to Alabama shortly before the start of the season over offers from USC, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Texas A&M and Auburn among others.

So far this year, he has posted 20 tackles and three tackles-for-loss as he's been double and triple-teamed most of the season.

Jesse Williams Highlights


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