Iose Epenesa

  • Pos DL
  • Height 6-3.5
  • Weight 230

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  • High School Edwardsville
  • City Edwardsville, IL
  • Class 2025

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0.9785

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Evaluated 05/02/2024

GabeBrooks
Gabe Brooks 247Sports Scouting Analyst

Potentially role- and scheme-versatile defensive lineman with impressive functional athleticism and a hot motor. Elite throws athlete whose immense shot put and discus power manifests in point-of-attack punch and hand violence. Flashes an anvil of an inside hand as an edge rusher. Consistently displays punchy stack-and-shed strength to affect the run game. Plays with encouraging redirecting ability to suddenly reroute pursuit. Capable of winning with physical traits and effort alike. Has shown promising secondary rush plan at times. Gets valuable two-way snaps as a wipeout-blocking tight end. Also has long snapped. Basketball experience shows in ease of movement and body control. Need a more concrete idea of exact, verified physical specs. Excellent football pedigree and advanced physically and technically, but could that affect long-term ceiling? Looks like one of the top front-line defensive prospects in the 2025 recruiting cycle. Projects as an impact high-major defensive stalwart who could become an early-round NFL Draft candidate.

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  • Evaluated 08/23/2022 Allen Trieu National Recruiting Analyst Read

H.S. Athletic Background

Multi-sport athlete who competes in track and field and plays basketball.
Posted a 54-7 shot put throw and a 183-0 discus rep as a junior in April 2024, per MileSplit. Threw a 53-5.25 shot put rep during indoor competition the previous month.
As a sophomore, took fifth at IHSA state championship meet in the discus and 20th in the shot put. Recorded season-best throws of 178-6.5 in the discus and a 54-2 effort in the shot.
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2022: MaxPreps Sophomore All-American. Got snaps at multiple spots along the DL and a TE for a Edwardsville program that made the second round of the Illinois 8A playoffs. Totaled 56 tackles, 14 TFL, 6 sacks, and 1 FR.
2021: Got two-way snaps as a freshman, catching 11 passes for 220 yards and 3 TDs, while recording 18 tackles, 4 TFL, 2 sacks, and 1 FR.
- Gabe Brooks

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  • A.J. Epenesa Brother

    NFL DE. A 2x All-Big Ten selection at Iowa Selected in the 2nd round of the 2020 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills. Participated in the All-American Bowl as a recruit.

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