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All-Rivals 3 Stripe Camp Series: Defensive linemen

The Rivals 3 Stripe Camp Series presented by adidas has concluded all of its regional stops. We put together the 10 best by position throughout the camp series this spring. Today: Defensive linemen. They are listed in order of best performance.

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Recruiting wrap: Henry lists a top 10 of Ohio State, Pittsburgh, Alabama, Georgia, Louisville, Clemson, Virginia Tech, South Carolina, Penn State and Charlotte but the main contenders are Clemson, Georgia, Alabama, and Ohio State.

Performance: Offensive linemen cannot contain Henry in a one-on-one setting now that his inside counter move is stronger. He was a no-brainer for the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge with his explosiveness, variety of pass rushing moves, balance and speed.

Video: Charlotte OL-DL one-on-ones

Recruiting wrap: Thompson holds a number of major offers. Missouri, LSU, Oklahoma, Nebraska and others are heavily involved in his recruitment.

Performance: Thompson lost only one rep in St. Louis and showcased an elite blend of size and speed. There is a reason coaches are lining up to recruit Thompson, who will almost certainly make an impact on college football in the future.


Recruiting wrap: Cox is committed to Ohio State and he seems to be pretty set on the Buckeyes. Georgia would be the one to watch.

Performance: Cox dominated in the rain at the Atlanta camp. He is such an imposing figure at defensive end with size, length and speed. He is still raw in some areas and it is scary to think how good he will be down the road.


Recruiting wrap: West Virginia, Florida and Oklahoma are in good position to make Stills' top five on June 4.

Performance: Stills was dominant at the Columbus Rivals Camp where he worked at defensive end and defensive tackle. His quickness off the ball and strong hand technique helped him blow by offensive linemen with ease.

Video: Columbus OL-DL one-on-ones


Recruiting wrap: Smith came out with a top 12 in April, and has the strongest relationships with Cincinnati, Kentucky, Ohio State, Penn State and USC.

Performance: Smith just finished his first year of high school football last fall, and it was cut short by injury. Yet, the former basketball player is not behind the curve when it comes to technique, and his athleticism is among the best at the position in this 2018 class.

Video: Columbus OL-DL one-on-ones


Recruiting wrap: Ohio State, South Carolina, N.C. State, North Carolina, Virginia Tech, Michigan, Florida State, Florida, Georgia, LSU and Miami are Sandidge's top 11.

Performance: Sandidge has the physical tools to be a dominant defensive lineman and he is getting closer to reaching that potential. The athleticism, quickness and strength he has combined with improved technique helped him land an invitation to the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge.

Video: Charlotte OL-DL one-on-ones


Recruiting wrap: Midwest powers Michigan, Notre Dame and Ohio State are among Briggs' early offers and have his attention in the early recruiting stage.

Performance: There was nothing about Briggs' performance in Columbus that would suggest he is an underclassman. The Rivals100 prospect dominated opposing offensive linemen with his strength and also showed an explosive first step.

Video: Columbus OL-DL one-on-ones


Recruiting wrap: Alabama, Tennessee and LSU are among the schools in the mix for Izuchukwu.

Performance: A native of Nigeria, Izuchukwu has played just one year of varsity football, but that didn’t stop him from going toe-to-toe with some of the camp’s best offensive linemen in St. Louis. When he trusts his instincts he’s extremely fast off the ball, and on some occasions even when it looked like the offensive lineman had the advantage, he found a way to use his athleticism to win the rep. In terms of upside, Izuchukwu has one of the highest ceilings of any lineman in the 2019 class.

Video: St. Louis OL-DL one-on-ones


Recruiting wrap: Ojulari is wide open right now. A long list of schools offered this spring including Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida and Georgia.

Performance: It is all starting to come together for Ojulari. He is a new-age edge rusher who can play standing up or with his hand in the dirt. He is a smart player with quickness and counter moves.


Recruiting wrap: Landry committed to Baylor this spring.

Performance: Landry’s performance in the Dallas camp was just one of many dominant camp performances throughout the spring. He's somewhat of a tweener size-wise as a defensive line prospect, but his explosiveness and tenacity make him a dangerous pass-rusher.

Video: Dallas OL-DL one-on-ones