Getting to the quarterback can completely change momentum and some of the top prospects in the country are on the defensive line.
A few of those decided to sign during the inaugural Early Signing Period, which ran from Dec. 20-22. Those that didn’t will be able to sign their National Letter of Intent on Feb. 7 during National Signing Day.
The Star-Telegram continues to break down the top 10 DFW recruits at each position. We started with the top quarterbacks on Tuesday, running backs on Wednesday, wide receivers on Thursday and offensive line on Friday.
Here is a look at the top defensive linemen
1. Bobby Brown, 6-4, 285, Arlington Lamar: Committed to Alabama on Dec. 22, two days after de-committing from Texas A&M. Ranked the 17th overall prospect in Texas.
2. Jarell Cherry, 6-3, 225, Dallas Carter: Signed with LSU. Also considered Alabama, Oklahoma, Michigan, Texas and UCLA. Ranked 21st overall in Texas.
3. Calvin Avery, 6-2, 310, Dallas Bishop Dunne: Signed with Illinois. Also considered TCU, Texas, Oklahoma and Texas A&M. Ranked 25th overall.
4. Tyler Lacy, 6-4, 240, Sachse: Signed with Oklahoma State. Also considered Houston, SMU and Texas Tech. Ranked 107th overall.
5. Trumane Bell, 6-3, 230, Dallas Lake Highlands: Signed with UT-San Antonio. Held 20 scholarship offers. Recorded 60 tackles, 20 for loss, 15 sacks in 2017.
6. Shabazz Dotson, 6-3, 270, Cedar Hill: Offers include Kansas State, Michigan, Duke, Indiana, Iowa State and Texas Tech.
7. Izaih Filikitonga, 6-2, 240, Euless Trinity: Offers include TCU, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State, Utah and Arizona State.
8. Spencer Trussell, 6-3, 215, Arlington Martin: Signed with Kansas State. Also considered Texas Tech and Texas State.
9. Marcus Mosley, 6-1, 225, Duncanville: Offers include Air Force, Army, Rice and Texas State.
10. Kevin Nelson, 6-2, 300, FW Arlington Heights: Signed with UT-San Antonio. Also considered Arizona State, Colorado State and San Diego State.