Dylan Cardelli is a senior defensive tackle for Oakton High in Virginia. Despite playing for a powerhouse program in a relatively overlooked position, Cardelli is often the most dominant player on the field.
Don’t believe us? Just check out the play above.
In a game against rival Broad Run, Cardelli shed his blocker so fast on one play that it was almost as if he wasn’t blocked at all. Once he was in the backfield, Cardelli bowled over the running back before he could get his hands on the ball, then took down Broad Run’s quarterback before he could do anything at all. Broad Run won the game, 28-21, but Cardelli won the highlight reel.
It was a remarkable expression of explosive speed, strength and skill in one package. Needless to say, it was mighty impressive, and the kind of play you’d think would get the attention of some major collegiate coaches. If not, that’s no shame or fault of Cardelli. He’s as talented a difference maker up front on the defense as you’ll see.