High School Football Recruiting: Lemming's 2010 Top OLBs

RankNameCommentsCollege
1Khairi Fortt, RB/LBStamford (CT)6-3/230
118 tackles as a junior.
Penn State
2Jordan Hicks, LBLakota West (West Chester, OH)6-2/225
He almost always brings down ball carriers on first impact. Wraps up and is rarely caught off his feet.
Texas
3Chris Martin, DL/LBGrandview (Aurora, CO)6-4/240 Cal
4Justin MacLin, LBRidgeway (Memphis, TN)6-4/215
He plays the game with great balance, is able to fight through traffic, and once he gets to the ball, he rarely misses a tackle.
LSU
5Aaron Benson, OLBCedar Hill (TX)6-1/215
Stats–He earned All-Metroplex honors in '08 after totaling 132 tackles, 8 sacks, 17 tackles for losses, and 3 picks.
Texas
6Corey Nelson, LBSkyline (Dallas, TX)6-2/215
He not only consistently makes tackles but he also blocks punts and kicks.
Texas A&M
7Christian Jones, OLBLake Howell (Winter Park, FL)6-4/220
Other Sports–Averages 14 pts and 10 rebounds a game as an FW in basketball.
FSU
8Kendall Moore, LBSoutheast Raleigh (Raleigh, NC)6-3/220
This guy comes on like no one's business using his hands and quick feet to disengage and quickly draw a bead on the QB.
Notre Dame
9Josh Shirley, OLBKaiser (Fontana, CA)6-3/218
For a 220 pounder he is aggressive, dominates the point of attack, and can collapse the pocket.
UCLA
10Chris McCain, TE/LBNorthern Guilford (Greensboro, NC)6-6/210 Oregon
11Tevin Jackson, RB/LBGarland (TX)6-2/210
He is a great combination of size, power, speed, agility, and attitude.
TEXAS
12Cecil Whiteside, WR/OLBNewport Harbor (Newport Beach, CA)6-3/222
Cecil is exceptional when in pursuit and a sure tackler who could break down in space and make plays.
CAL
13Shaun Lewis, OLBHightower (Missouri City, TX)6-0/205
He plays OLB and some ILB. Super quick, he flies around the field with purpose and brilliant speed.
Oklahoma State
14Travis Williams, WR/LBLake Taylor (Norfolk, VA)6-3/200
On defense, if he can gain 30 pounds he could make one heck of an OLB.
Miami
15Danny Spond, QB/OLBColumbine (Littleton, CO)6-3/225 Buffalo
16Nduka Onyeali, OLBMullen (Denver, CO)6-1/235
He plays like a high school version of Ray Lewis.
Arizona State
17Kenny Wilkins, DETrinity (Washington, PA)6-3/244
He's equally adept at the DE position.
MICHIGAN
18Zachary Allen, OLBPahokee (FL)6-2/210 Wake Forest
19Louis Trinca-Pasat, TE/DELane (Chicago, IL)6-3/235
Shows the size and strength to take on blockers, hold his ground, and find the ball.
IOWA
20Kowaski Kitchens, OLBBanneker (College Park, GA)6-3/215
. His radar-like instincts allows him to track down plays from sideline to sideline.
AUBURN
21Justin Parker, LBBeaufort (SC)6-2/215
A leader on the field, he makes it look easy. He's exceptionally quick to the ball and is a sure tackler.
GA, CLEM, SC, FL, NC STATE, WAKE FOREST, SYRACUSE, VANDY, and MD
22Stephen Maeweather, OLBSharpstown (Houston, TX)6-3/205
He is tough and competitive and is tough to block. He is excellent in pursuit.
OKLAHOMA STATE
23Lamonte Edwards, RB/DLWoodbury (MN)6-2/205
Also a standout LB on defense that can close like no one's business and break down in space and make plays.
MINNESOTA
24Domonique Patterson, OLBSkyline (Dallas, TX)6-0/220
He can play both OLB and ILB but might be better suited to play inside in college.
TEXAS A&M
25Brian Laiti, LBRobinson (Fairfax, VA)6-4/210
He is one of the top prospects in northern Virginia and can play either OLB or IL at the next level.
VA Tech
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