Scouting Report: Cameron Brown – 2016 Linebacker

There is never going to be a lack of athletes that run well and hit hard. There’s a lot more than that though that goes into being a good linebacker.

Cameron Brown is definitely a great athlete, but it’s the instincts he shows at linebacker to go along with the physical skills that make me excited about his long term potential playing the position at the next level.

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Scouting Report: Daelin Hayes – 2016 Linebacker

There is limited film available for Daelin Hayes playing high school football. He has not played a lot of football because of injury as a sophomore and a transfer in the middle of his junior year.

Hayes has been a dominant player at camps though and that’s why he is ranked where he is. That makes him one of the toughest players to evaluate in the entire 2016 class for me because they aren’t playing in shorts and an Under Armour shirt on Saturdays in the fall.

I would give the USC commit an incomplete grade with an asterisk that he may be one of the more intriguing prospects in the nation.

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Scouting Report: Brendan Ferns – 2016 Linebacker

Athleticism is a big part of being a good football player, but not the only part. Fast individuals can play football slow.

That’s not who St. Clairsville’s Brendan Ferns is on the field though. He gains an extra step because he can recognize plays faster in his his mind than others with faster 40 times can. That’s what makes him one of the highest rated linebackers in this recruiting class.

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Scouting Report: Dylan Moses – 2017 Linebacker

Dylan Moses is a name I’ve been hearing in recruiting for a couple of years now and he hasn’t even finished his sophomore year yet.

The hype surrounding the LSU commit has been crazy, but he has absolutely lived up to it as the current top player in the 2017 recruiting cycle and the first 2017 player to receive an invite to The Opening finals this summer.

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Scouting Report: Jeffrey McCulloch – 2016 Linebakcer

Every talent evaluator loves to mention a players length, but that length means nothing unless a player knows how to use it.

Fortunately, Aldine Davis linebacker Jeffrey McCulloch already knows how to take advantage of the physical gifts he has and it’s one skill that makes him one of the top linebacker prospects in the nation in this recruiting cycle.

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Scouting Report: Dontavious Jackson – 2016 Linebacker

Whenever there is a linebacker that is as big as Dontavious Jackson is as a high school player, there is always a little bit of worry  that the player may be a little bit tight as an athlete.

It doesn’t take long to watch Jackson and realize that it shouldn’t be a concern. He moves like a much smaller player and still hits like a truck. That’s why he’s one of the top linebacker recruits in the nation.

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Scouting Report: Devin White – 2016 Athlete

You just need to see Devin White with the ball in his hands running away from a defensive back who has the angle on him to know that he is a special athlete.

How that athleticism at his size is going to fit at the next level is yet to be determined, but the running back/linebacker from North Webster High in Springhill, Louisiana is going to find a fit somewhere on the field for a big time college football program.

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Scouting Report: Curtis Robinson – 2016 Linebacker

For many years now, any kind of base defense in football has involved a front of seven defenders. That is still the case for the most part, although nickel defenses are more prevalent than ever.

A lot of defensive coordinators are looking for the best of both worlds. That means nickel linebackers. That is exactly what Mater Dei’s Curtis Robinson is: an out of the box linebacker that is athletic enough to never leave the field.

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Scouting Report: Amen Ogbongbemiga – 2016 Linebacker

It is tough to compare Canadian football and American football. It’s like comparing tennis to squash. Or to put it in more football specific terms, the Canadian game is closer to 7 on 7 in a lot of ways that it is to American football. You get the point. They are two completely different games.

That makes it extremely tough to evaluate Canadian players in regards to their potential future at American universities. For a linebacker like Amen Ogbongbemiga, his role in the defense he plays is drastically different than what it would be if he was playing American football.

His athleticism definitely translates to the American game though and that’s why he is a prospect worth keeping an eye on as a Canadian kid who should generate interest from FBS schools.

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Scouting Report: Krys Barnes – 2016 Linebacker

Kyrs Barnes has become one of the fastest rising linebacker prospects on the west coast and parlayed his season as a junior and a great performance at The Opening regionals in LA to an invitation to The Opening finals in July.

He has an old school physical mentality to playing the linebacker position and is a fun player to watch on film.

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