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Justin Flowe: The most intriguing defensive prospect we’ve seen since Jadeveon Clowney

ByConnor Phillipo

Feb 15, 2020

Five star Oregon commit Justin Flowe is currently ranked as the 6th national player by 247 sports and 10th by ESPN. Although the numbers don’t quite match up to Seattle lineman Jadeveon Clowney, as he was ranked 1st overall nationally by a landslide, Flowe is probably the most exciting prospect we’ve seen since. Well, at least on the defensive end.

USA Today | High School Sports

Currently attending Upland high school in California, Justin Flowe has become a national sensation with his split-second blitzes and devastating hits. Currently ranked only 10th on ESPN’S Top 300, Flowe seems to be criminally underrated.

Flowe’s highlight tape speaks for itself, but his stats do some talking as well. In Flowe’s very first high school season as a freshman, he was nothing but spectacular racking up 47 total tackles which would be good for over 9.4 per game. Although Flowe established himself as more of a run-stopping linebacker, he was also responsible for 3 sacks, and 3 quarterback hurries.

*Stats [Via] Max Preps*

Flowe’s freshman season would only be the beginning, as he would compile a total of 119 tackles, in only 10 games in his sophomore season. In Flowe’s junior season, he would only improve with 145 total tackles, 5 sacks, and 2 forced fumbles.

[Via] University Of Oregon Athletics

Despite Flowe’s unprecedented dominance over the course of his first three seasons, his senior season (2019-20) has been the best year of his career. Although Upland struggled to go only 6-6 this season, Flowe recorded 123 tackles in twelve games, along with 10 sacks, 1 interception, and 5 forced fumbles.

Now let’s see how Flowe’s career high school statistics stack up against arguably the best high school player ever, Jadeveon Clowney:

While their stats match up pretty equally, besides the fact that Clowney racked up an unfathomable amount of sacks, Flowe is ranked 6th in the nation and 40th all-time by 247 sports, while Clowney is ranked as the best high schooler to ever play football.

Flowe’s stats look amazing on the defensive side of the ball, but something most people don’t even know is that he can play a little bit of offense as well.

Although only given 23 carries this past season, Flowe made the most out of them racking up 238 rushing yards, averaging 10.3 yards per carry, and reaching the endzone 5 times. Besides the fact that Justin Flowe can play pretty much anything, he is criminally underrated by just about every national recruiter.

Defensive Players ranked above Flowe according to ”ESPN Top 300 2020”:

  • Desmond Evans (DE) | UNC | 2
  • Bryan Bresee (DE) | Clemson | 3
  • Jordan Burch (DE) | South Carolina | 4
  • Chris Braswell (DE) | Alabama | 7
  • Kelee Ringo (CB) | Georgia | 8