Dee Liner: Highlights, Scouting Report for 5-Star Recruit

Full RideB/R VideoDecember 28, 2012

The man with perhaps the most appropriate name in sports, Dee Liner is going to be a major threat during his collegiate career.

A superstar at Muscle Shoals High School in Ala., Liner quickly established himself as one of the more explosive defensive line prospects in his recruiting class. He is considered the fourth-best defensive tackle prospect in the nation, the third-best player in the state of Alabama and a 5-star recruit, according to 247 Sports Composite.

With a scintillating first step and top-shelf toughness, Liner is the type of defensive tackle who could be elite against both facets of the offense. He wreaks havoc in the backfield against the pass and is a player with a strong tackling ability in the ground game as well. 

Liner could very well be plugged into the lineup right away given his natural skills and overall ability to disrupt.

However, the one knock against Liner is his size. At 6'3" and 277 pounds, he has an ideal frame, but doesn't have enough bulk to play his natural defensive tackle position yet. That makes him a bit of a tweener heading into college, so adding another 15-20 pounds will be necessary if Liner wants to make an immediate impact.

Nevertheless, if he adds the weight, Liner has the ability to be a star for the next few years.


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Unless otherwise noted, all recruiting star ratings are courtesy of 247Sports' composite system.