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The 20 most underrated high school girls volleyball liberos in the nation

These 20 defensive standouts have big-time production and are hoping to boost their recruiting stock this season

The craziness surrounding high school football and basketball recruiting has yet to fully seep into other sports, but recruiting rankings and star systems are becoming more commonplace in the volleyball world.

As the hype around top prospects grows, high school volleyball players who don’t get flooded with Division I offers continue to grind away.

SBLive Sports is featuring high school volleyball players from across the country who are rising up recruiting boards with their play on the court. We started with the distributors, followed by the attackers and middle blockers, and now we finish with defense.

Here are 20 liberos/defensive specialists who are boosting their recruiting stock this season.

Note: All stats are current through Sept. 21.

(Rylee Walker photo by Tommy Land)

-- Bob Lundeberg | @sblivesports