Breaking into the linebacker rotation of a top-level FBS program requires elite play in several capacities. Aside from an obvious need for physicality, prospects must display ranginess, quick reaction time and tight tackling form.
Thousands of linebackers who currently anchor high school defenses have dreams of playing college football. Few will ever emerge among America's elite prospects at the position.
We continue our dissection of the 2015 recruiting class with a close look at premier linebacker prospects, ranking the top 10 in terms of technique, tenacity and athleticism.
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