Linemen Prospects Watch Class of 2021: St. John’s College High School

As we now enter the year 2020 it is around the time, we have watched many high school prospects commit to college programs. It is also a time to start looking toward the Class of 2012 high school prospects could make a name for themselves this year. This piece will look to focus two St. […]

As we now enter the year 2020 it is around the time, we have watched many high school prospects commit to college programs. It is also a time to start looking toward the Class of 2012 high school prospects could make a name for themselves this year. This piece will look to focus two St. John’s High School linemen prospects that need to be followed this year. Two Class of 2021 players that will take another step toward furthering their football career aspirations.

Taizse Johnson Defensive Tackle- St. John’s College High School

  • This 4-star defensive tackle as ranked by Rivals.com comes in at around 6’2” 276 lbs. He is going into his Senior year with a chance to further establish himself as one of the best defensive linemen in the DVM. He also ranks 2nd on Rivals.com Top 10 Washington D.C. Class of 2021 recruits. While currently sitting on 17 offers from schools ranging from Alabama to Illinois. Johnson during his sophomore year made All-Conference in the WCAC, recording 64 tackles, 5 sacks, 3 forced fumbles, 12 tackles for loss and 2 field goal blocks. Following that up with similar marks his junior season. Showing he made quite the impact as a disruptive force in the middle of the defensive line and on special teams. His skillset on the field includes his great strength shown when fighting off would be blockers. He is effective and solid in his run fits and does a great job shooting gaps with quickness and good anticipation up front. His hand usage got better as last season went on and allowed him to find ways other than straight bulrushes to create penetration. His motor and pursuit especially in several moments on film when he chased down ball carriers 20 plus yards down the field display his constant effort. Now going into the 2020 season Johnson if he can work to add more hand usage to his play up front, he can develop another move to be able to use in pass rush situations. He is already a good run stuffer which is key at that position, meaning if he adds more to his pass rush game, he become even more of a major dual threat as an interior lineman.

Colin Henrich Offensive Guard- St. John’s College High School

  • This young man is as ranked on Rivals.com as a 3-star recruit and 4th on their Top 10 Washington D.C. Class of 2021 recruits. Henrich at approximately 6’3” 310 lbs. is an offensive guard for St. John’s that is a key part of their offensive line. Henrich currently has 4 official offers from colleges as well. Henrich in terms of on film displays great hand placement when leading into his blocks. Doing a great job staying inside the pads of opposing lineman avoiding getting into situations where a hold could occur. He does a great job absorbing the initial rush from defenders and then very rarely ever gets pushed back on his heels. He does a very good job showing mobility to operate as a pulling guard on run plays. He in several instances shows great power driving his blocking assignment several yards up field and in many instances finishing his block well ahead of where the play ended. Henrich could at times finish plays with a little more nastiness, but this is not a major concern. Overall Henrich going into his Senior season has a chance to grow as a major presence as an interior lineman in the High school ranks. He has the potential to rise his stock with a strong season and from what I have seen on film he has 4-star talent for sure.

It will be very interesting to follow these two players as the 2020 season roles around. As St. John’s has two young interior lineman that could dominate the line of scrimmage and have not reached their full potential yet. Especially in the WCAC winning at the line of scrimmage is key and they have to guys that can aid this cause.

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