Big-bodied defensive end Kentavius Street checks in at 6'2, 262 pounds and will have an opportunity to be yet another defensive end to make a big impact during his first year in college.
Street plays strong-side defensive end for Greenville (N.C.) J.H. Rose High School and is one of the best players at his position in the 2014 class.
Rivals rates Street as a five-star prospect and the second-best defensive end in the 2014 class, while ESPN, 247Sports and Scout have him as a four-star prospect and rank him sixth, 13th and 16th, respectively. As of December, Street has offers from N.C. State, Ole Miss, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Miami and Notre Dame.
Street tweets from the handle @SupaStreet35:
NC State official visit set!!!! This saturday— Kentavius Street (@SupaStreet35) December 1, 2013
Bud Elliott, National Recruiting Analyst: Street is a promising defensive end prospect, and he is relatively easy to project because he is already somewhat close to his ceiling physically. At 6'2 and 265 pounds, street has a unique body that probably won't hold much more good weight.
Street is an excellent player against the run. That's something not often found in young defensive ends, but Street's size and strength make it so. Street plays with good leverage, using his limited length and good bulk to set the edge against high school tackles. He then shows the ability to separate from blockers and quickly track down ball carriers.
Because of his ability against the run, street can be a versatile defender, playing the five, six and seven-technique positions, depending on what the defensive front calls for.
I have questions about street as a pass rusher. His initial first-step quickness is not elite, and he does not have a great variety of moves. In much the opposite fashion of many young defensive linemen, Street may have to learn more about rushing the passer in college than he will about playing the run.