Here are defensive lineman to keep an eye on in 2018:


Joe Ammons, Sr. – Nanticoke
Ammons is a physical specimen who combines speed and strength. He is tough to block one-on-one and uses good leverage on the outside from a two-point stance. Ammons will also be a featured back for the Trojans offense. He was an NPF First Team WVC Small School defensive lineman in 2017.
Ammons Highlights

JJ Snyder, Sr. – Berwick
The Berwick defense as strong last season and Snyder was right in the middle of things. He recorded 12 tackles for loss and was able to use his speed to cause issue for opposing offensive blocker. Snyder has a great first step out of the three-point stance and added 20 pounds to his frame this off-season. He was an NPF First Team WVC Big School defensive lineman last season.
Snyder Highlights

Chance Smith, Sr. – Wallenpaupack
Smith is a three-year starter and has already received some Division I FCS offers. He had 48 tackles (3 TFL),4.5 sacks and was a disruptive force in the middle of the Buckhorns defense. Smtih was an NPF First Team LFC Division I defensive lineman in 2017.
Smith Highlights

Sammy Solomon, Jr. – Wyoming Area
Solomon transferred from Wyoming Valley West and will help put the Warriors defense on the map. He is big, physical force up front and getting a ton of Division I looks. Solomon was named a 2018 PA Top 100 Player in 2020(Currently Ranked #16) and Sophomore Defensive Lineman of the Year last season. He was an NPF First Team WVC Big School defensive lineman.
Solomon Highlights

Jervone Young, Sr. – Coughlin
A four-year starter, Young has been a major factor in Coughlin’s success on the defensive side of the ball. At 6-0, 270 pounds, he is an intimidating force physically, but is athletic enough to make plays up front. Young was an NPF First Team WVC Big School defensive lineman.
Young Highlights

Dan Belardi, Sr. – Scranton Prep
The Cavaliers keep winning titles and the defense is one reason why. So, keep an eye on Belardi who will become the leader on the defensive side of the ball. He had a very good junior season, but is poised to become even more of a factor. Belardi was an NPF Second Team LFC Division II defensive lineman.
Belardi Highlights

Others To Watch
Kaleb Bennett, Montrose
Matt Kurtz, Lake-Lehman
Grayson Lavelle, Scranton
Adam Samitz, Old Forge
Mike Sebastianelli, Valley View