DT Henry Poggi (6-3, 265, 4.68) of Baltimore Gilman, Maryland is one of the most intriguing high school football players in the country. He is not that big for a defensive tackle. He plays defensive tackle on defense and tight end on offense and although he is not that big, in early March, Poggi had already received over 25 scholarship offers.
Poggi has an incredible work ethic and his motor is going at 110% on every single play on offense and defense. He also has amazing athleticism and he never comes off of the football field.
On his highlight film, Poggi used his great quickness and speed in getting away from would be blockers and getting either the quarterback sack or a tackle behind the line of scrimmage. In his first game as a junior, Poggi recorded three quarterback sacks.
With his great athletic ability, Poggi probably could play either tight end, defensive tackle, or defensive end at the next level, but he is so dominating on defense, he will play on that side of the football at te next level.
Poggi might be able to play both offense and defense, because he has huge hands and he can make the big catch that turns around a game. He is also a great blocker and with his work ethic, he is always looking for the second block downfield.
Some of those early scholarship offers for Poggi including BCS powerhouse teams like Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Tennessee, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State, Stanford, Ole Miss, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Poggi has already made visits to Michigan, Virginia, and Tennessee and wants to visit both Notre Dame and Stanford.