Justus Boone, DE, Sumter
Class of 2021
Against run: He is a shutdown machine on anything coming his way and his backside pursuit of the run is better than any other player in this class.
Pass rush: His speed coming off the edge is like a sprinter and he smothers quarterbacks quickly before they can even think about scrambling.
Pursuit: As pointed out in run eval, he is excellent in pursuit and can get through the trash as if it isn’t even there.
Tackling: Wraps up well on the runners and quarterbacks and takes the ball carriers through the ground.
Initial quicks: Watch the film; it is almost as if he knows the snap count. I haven’t seen a would-be blocker get a good shot at him all season.
Recognition: Great instincts, reads, reacts, and pursues well.
Neutralizing blocks: Can control his blocker and, as I said in “quicks,” I haven’t seen him successfully blocked this past season.