Week 15 Tough Calls
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Missouri’s 2022 recruiting class picked up a huge addition on Wednesday when four-star edge rusher DJ Wesolak announced his commitment to the Tigers live on CBS Sports HQ. Wesolak, who is considered a four-star prospect, chose Missouri over USC, Alabama, Clemson, Georgia and LSU.
Wesolak is ranked the No. 193 overall prospect in the class by the 247Sports Composite. He ranks as the No. 4 player from the state of Missouri and the No. 14 edge rusher in the nation, according to the 247Sports Composite. His decision to stay in-state marks a big get for Tigers’ coach Eli Drinkwitz, who happened to casually mention Wesolak’s hometown of Boonville, Missouri, in his signing day press conference held earlier on Wednesday.
Despite playing in just five games this season as a senior at Boonville High School, Wesolak racked up 36 tackles, including 3.5 tackles for loss, according to MaxPreps. Here is the full evaluation of Wesolak from 247Sports national recruiting analyst Allen Trieu:
Athletic defender who has played standing up and from a three-point in high school and could project to either in college. Has the frame and length to bulk up into a down defensive end, but could fit with 3-4 teams as an outside backer. Very quick off the ball and has good play speed. Shows motor and does not give up on plays. Athletic enough to where if he gets cut, can regain his feet and get home. Aggressive and plays fast, but the times where he needs to stay home and be disciplined, he does it. Pursues hard and has the foot speed to track down plays to the flanks. Violent when taking on blocks. Still needs to develop more pass-rush arsenal as far as technique and moves. Has not been challenged in that regard at the high school level as he has not seen a lot of offensive linemen who can match him talent wise. Clear high-major prospect who has developed through high school including with his approach to the game and should be an impact player in college and potential draft choice.
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