The Class of '20: The top 20 athletes in the Class of 2020

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The Class of '20: The top 20 athletes in the Class of 2020

High School Sports

The Class of '20: The top 20 athletes in the Class of 2020


5. Bryan Bresee

Defensive lineman Bryan Bresee (Photo: Tim Heitman/USA TODAY Sports)

School: Damascus (Maryland)
Sport: Football
Position: Defensive tackle
College: Clemson

Bresee got his commitment out of the way early, choosing Clemson over a whopping 34 other offers, according to 247Sports.

Now, all that’s left is for him to dominate one last season of high school football. As a junior, he had 46 tackles, 34 tackles for loss and 12.5 sacks for Damascus while being named to the ALL-USA Defense First Team and the Maryland ALL-USA Defensive Player of the Year.

With speed and power to boot, there’s no stopping Bresee on the line. He dominates against local competitions and stars alike, putting top offensive linemen on notice during The Opening in Frisco, Texas this summer.

A devastating combination of quickness, power and will, Bresee, a Clemson commit, was named to the top five at The Opening Finals in Dallas in July after dominating the one-on-one linemen challenge.

Bresee moves with remarkable grace for a person bordering on 300 pounds. He looks like he can be an automatic addition to Clemson, and we’ve only seen him through his junior year of high school. High school awards seem to be a forgone conclusion for this athlete. College recognition seems to be up next, and, not far on the horizon, possible NFL success. Time to watch him early.


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