Alex Anzalone, a 4-star linebacker, is a towering presence at 6'3" and 232 pounds. But his prototypical size isn't all that makes him a special prospect.
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With a combination of football IQ, playmaking ability and instincts, Anzalone could easily be thrust into a prominent role—perhaps even a starting spot—as a college freshman in 2013.
Also an effective halfback in at Wyomissing High School (Pa.), Anzalone has an outstanding ability to diagnose plays, which makes him a stout run defender. At times it looks as though he baits blockers one way, and sharply cuts the other way to make the play.
Anzalone is rarely caught out of position, and has the power to tackle even the biggest ball carriers.
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