Justin Hilliard is a 5-star linebacker from Cincinnati who is among the nation's top defensive recruits. At 6'2" and 230 pounds, Hilliard combines solid strength with athleticism, awareness and quickness.
He does a good job of quickly reading his keys before attacking the line of scrimmage to fill alleys. The Ohio native's skill set has caught the attention of many of the nation's top programs.
However, he is down to five final schools, according to Josh Helmholdt of Rivals.com (subscription required). Hilliard will have to weigh the pros and cons of each of his finalists before settling on one.
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