TJ Capers

  • Pos Edge
  • Height 6-2
  • Weight 230

Prospect Info

  • High School Columbus
  • City Miami, FL
  • Exp 2023 - ...

Louisville Cardinals

  • Jersey #18
  • Class FR

As a Prospect

  • Class 2023
  • Committed 1/7/2023
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H.S. Scouting Report

2 evaluations

Evaluated 08/26/2022

Andrew Ivins
Andrew Ivins Director of Scouting


Quay Walker Green Bay Packers

A front-seven defender that can do a little bit of everything. Already looks college ready with a hulking frame that’s a verified 6-foot-2, 230 pounds. Has tested reasonably well for someone his size with a 4.6 in the 40 and a 4.5 short shuttle on record. A thumper that likes to run and hit. Excels in chase mode on Friday nights as he will hawk down ball carries or quarterbacks of all different sizes and drag them to the ground. Spent sophomore year working as an outside linebacker in a 4-3 front before getting more and more snaps as a Mike. Looks more than comfortable dropping back into space and has shown on the camp circuit that he’s rather serviceable in man-to-man situations as he will hand check and fight for positioning at the catch point. Can sniff out run plays and understands how to stack and shed better than most his age. Could probably be deployed as an off-ball ‘backer on Saturdays, but might also grow into a full-time pass rusher depending on how his body fills out. Should be viewed as one of the top defensive prospects in the country for the 2024 cycle given what he has put on tape in one of the Sunshine State’s highest classification. Will need to keep progressing, but has some of the required traits to be a multi-year starter at the Power Five level. NFL upside.

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  • Evaluated 04/03/2022 Andrew Ivins Director of Scouting Read

H.S. Athletic Background

Multi-sport athlete that also plays varsity basketball and competes in track and field events. A district qualifier in the long jump as a freshman.
2022: Key player for a Miami Columbus program that went 14-1 and won a 4M state title. Finished his junior campaign with 70 tackles, 11 QBH and 7 sacks. Named “Alpha Dog” by 247Sports at the Elite Underclassmen Showcase outside of Orlando in April.
2021: Miami Herald All-Dade 8-6A first-team selection. Totaled 53 tackles, 2 sacks and 2 FF for the Explorers, who went 9-4 in Florida’s highest classification.
- Andrew Ivins

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