Opposing offensive coordinators have a tall task when scouting the Warren Central defense, and that’s how to keep DeJaun Echoles off their quarterback. The 6’2 junior defensive end, has been a nightmare all season for opposing quarterbacks racking up eight sacks so far on the year. Echoles was able to take down Indiana Hoosier recruit, Lawrence North quarterback Donaven McCulley twice in last Friday’s sectional championship win.
Cut on the tape, you will see a raw and instinctive player, that is versatile in defensive schemes. Echoles can put his hand in the ground or stand up at outside linebacker, making him marketable to college defensive coordinators. He’s an athletic kid, at 225-pounds with a basketball background. I’d like to see some improvement in his pass rushing this offseason, to go along with his knack for finding the football. His current 7 tackles for a loss is further proof, how disruptive of a player he is.
The junior standout is currently hearing from a number of division one schools, including Purdue, Cincinnati, Iowa, Wisconsin, among others.