C&C Defensive Skill & Specialists Report (Top 25 Big Boards; Sleepers)

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We have organized over 300 QBs, RBs, WRs, Combos, OL, DL, LBs, DBs, and Specialists (as we will in the other sheets) with their height, weight, school, classification, year, and a hyperlink to their Hudl film. We are currently working on polishing it up. We would like players to report two things to us on their wishes: contact info (phone, email, social media) and their GPA/ACT Scores. This will only be visible to us and next-level coaches!

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Anthony Smith

Overall, AAA lost a lot talented linebackers last year. However, there are plenty of sleepers that could rise up through 2019. Cabell Midland should have a good core with the Hardman brothers and Tierdin Berry. Jackson Wolfe of Morgantown is a tad small for the class but he should be a consistent defender in the middle for the Mohigans. In a more hybrid LB-DB position, keep an eye out for Anthony Smith of Martinsburg, Chase Henson of Spring Mills, and Joseph McCallister of South Charleston.

AA is very deep at linebacker- one of the deepest years in awhile. Mingo Central’s Westan Christian’s stock has been rising as a textbook read and filling backer. Tristin Fox will add to Keyser’s already impressive front seven. Erick Grimmett is a well-sized plugger for Man. Keep an eye out Sissonville’s Gavin Shamblin, also, being a tag-team force with Cole Hughart.

Class A has some interesting linebackers. Austin Kelley, though a little undersized, was a great player for Doddridge County as a junior. Ian Bush became one of the best players of Cameron’s incredibly stout defense as only a freshman. Moorefield’s Matthew Jenkins is definitely smaller but is very athletic as well as hard-hitting and a very good player. Finally, Ravenswood’s Jacob Anthony is a well-sized box tackler that should see a breakout senior season as the defensive leader.

Defensive Backs

Nic Kuhn (Photo by Stephanie Panny of the Times West Virginian)

This is one of the best secondary years the state has seen in a long time. As sleepers, Brandon Penn of Parkersburg South is one of the most disruptive skill players on both defense and special teams. Chandler Schmidt of Cabell Midland is already well-sized and was a great MSAC player as a freshman- the same can be said for JT James of Hurricane. Princeton also has the potential for an improved secondary with Ta’Vahjay Smith and Josiah Honaker.

Lewis County has a hidden gem in Nic Kuhn as a hard-hitting safety. Elkin’s secondary seems to be growing into their bodies with Thomas Guire and Ben Boggs. Nicholas County also has a potential sleeper in the back four with the combination of Tyler Sedlock and Justin Hill.

Single A DB’s are always slept on. It’s just how it goes. Griffin Devericks (Doddridge County), Noah Neely (Cameron), and Kole Sutton (Williamstown) all had 8+ interceptions last year and return. Mount View also should have a talented tandem in the back with Jasauni Sizemore and Eliki Barner.


Kaleb Crisp (Photo by the Montgomery Herald)

Specialists in West Virginia have definitely been on the up in recent years. Cole Bumgarner of Hurricane looks to step in and replace former #1 kicker in the state. We have included some talented skill players who might make noise as returners such as the blazing fast Zilan Williams (Spring Mills) and equally fast Shaheed Jackson (Wheeling Park). Luke Barger of Musselman might rise as one of the better kickers around the state.

AA is also up in terms of specialist talent. Aiden Slusser returns for East Fairmont after averaging a state-best 44.0 yards per punt. Wyatt Ervin hopefully returns even better as the kicker for Sissonville. Brian Carter (James Monroe) and Stephen Crook (Shady Spring) both fall into some of the more developed longsnappers in the state. Also, Danny Bush of Roane County as a returner.

Single A should have its fair share of sleepers. Jacob Rine has a season under his belt kicking for Wheeling Central. Tanner Snodgrass of Ravenswood should be one of the best kickers in all of the class. Be ready for Jalen Creighton (Wheeling Central) and Kaleb Crisp (Valley-Fayette) to be dynamic playmakers on special teams. Finally, Gus Morrison was an awesome punter for Ritchie County as a freshman.

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