Interior Linemen To Watch: DFW Metroplex
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We take a look at several standout linemen to watch in the DFW Metroplex who have been key on the offensive and defensive lines for their programs. Their teams have been successful through the first five weeks of the season…
We take a look at several standout linemen to watch in the DFW Metroplex who have been key on the offensive and defensive lines for their programs. Their teams have been successful through the first five weeks of the season because these linemen have stood out due their phenomenal play and they have been stabilizing factors with their play in the trenches. These linemen showcase their skills and potential, attracting attention from college recruiters who have had eyes on prospects in the DFW Metroplex.
Liu is physical at the point of attack, he has a quick, powerful, explosive get off at the snap and he is one the best finishers in his class. He takes pride in delivering the first blow to his opponent, he has a strong, firm punch and his ability to explode into his opponent gives him the advantage early when he engages. The Louisiana Monroe commit, has been a force at Parish Episcopal as a starter and has the skill set and frame to earn playing time when he gets on campus.
Rowe is one of the most versatile lineman in the Class of 2024. He can play all five offensive line positions, showcasing quick feet, agility, long arms, and strong hands. Rowe has been a starter on the back to back championship teams at SOC and he is leading the charge this season to make it a three peat for the Bears. Jaden plays fast, he has a ferocious punch at the point off attack and he plays through the whistle. Rowe is committed to the University of Louisiana Monroe.
Douglas Jr. is a defensive force for Desoto, he possesses an explosive first step and he has the ability to generate a powerful push at the line of scrimmage. He plays with great speed, he excels when he lines up either inside or outside within Desoto’s defense. Jason plays the run with excellent leverage, he uses superb technique and his short area quickness enables him to win frequently at the point of attack. Jason’s recruiting profile is on the rise, with recent offers from several colleges, including Prairie View, Memphis, Utah State, Bowling Green, Buffalo, and Arizona State.
Ugorji, at 6’5″ 281 pounds, uses his strength and size to lean on defenders at the point of attack. He possesses excellent length, a powerful punch and impressive footwork, making him a crucial player for the Bears this season. Emeka moves well in space, his short area quickness is explosive and he finishes his blocks off with a purpose. He has excellent hip bend, he gets into his kick slide in pass protection quickly and he is an anchor in the SOC passing game, which enables them to exploit teams with their passing offense. His 6’11 wingspan allows him to get hands on defenders early when he engages and he plays with a mean streak. His recruiting buzz is climbing and you can look for the junior stand out to begin to gain some steam on the recruiting trail.
Moringlane has a lean, athletic build and exceptional acceleration off the edge. Noah plays with a physical nature, he has violent hands that he uses well in close quarters and he has the skill set to wreck offensive game plans consistently. He has established himself through first few weeks of the 2023 season, as one the top edge rushers in the Metroplex. Against Rockwall Heath, Noah was disruptive all night, registering 7 tackles with a sack. Moringlane plays with a high motor, excellent leverage and controlled closing ability to the ball carrier. Noah has the potential to become a valuable starter at the collegiate right program.