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Category rankings: Linebackers

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TheRivals.comrecruitingexpertshavebrokendowncountlesshoursoffilmandrackedupplentyoffrequentflyermilestoseethetopprospectscompeteateventsacrossthecountry.Intheprocessofevaluatingoveralltalent,severalprospectsgainednoticefortheirmasteryofspecificskills.
We'veselectedthebestofthebestineachcategoryforeverypositionandrankedthem.Rivals.comrecruitinganalystMikeFarrellbreaksdownthelinebackers.
LBRANKINGS:Bestathlete|Closingspeed|Bestinstincts|Runstopper
BESTATHLETE
5.StevenDaniels,Cincinnati(Ohio)St.Xavier
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Considering:BostonCollege,Illinois,Kentucky,Louisvilleandothers.
Particulars:6-0/225
Buzz:Danielsdoesn'tlooklikeanathleteonthehoof,buthemakesnumerousathleticplayseachgame.
4.LawrenceThomas,Detroit(Mich.)Renaissance
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Committedto:MichiganState
Particulars:6-4/232
Buzz:Thomasisathleticenoughtoplayfivedifferentdefensivepositions.
3.TonySteward,St.Augustine(Fla.)PedroMenendez
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Considering:FSU,Clemson,Alabama,UCLAandFlorida.
Particulars:6-2/225
Buzz:Stewardisrawandstilllearning,buthe'sarareathletewithgreatexplosion.
2.LamarDawson,Danville(Ky.)BoyleCounty
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Considering:Kentucky,Louisville,Michigan,Tennessee,Florida,USC,Oregonandothers.
Particulars:6-2/230
Buzz:Dawsonisatacklingmachineondefenseandcouldbeatightendifhewantedincollegeonoffense.
1.BrentCalloway,Russellville,Ala.
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Committedto:Alabama
Particulars:6-1/210
Buzz:Callowayisasuperiorrunningbackinhighschoolandcouldfitintomanyoffensesifneeded.
BESTCLOSINGSPEED
5.TreMadden,MissionViejo,Calif.
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Committedto:USC
Particulars:6-1/215
Buzz:Madden'slateralmovementandall-aroundquicknessallowshimtoclosefast.
4.SteveEdmond,Daingerfield,Texas
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Committedto:Texas
Particulars:6-3/225
Buzz:Edmondseemstohaveafifthgearwhenhegetswithinafewyardsoftheballcarrier.
3.AnthonySarao,Absecon(N.J.)HolySpirit
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Committedto:Stanford
Particulars:6-1/215
Buzz:Saraodoesn'twasteanymotionandexplodestothefootballwithhissuperiorspeed.
2.CurtisGrant,Richmond(Va.)Hermitage
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Considering:Florida,OhioState,Alabama,NorthCarolina,Georgia,Virginiaandothers.
Particulars:6-3/222
Buzz:Grantsurpriseswithhisabilitytokickitupanotchtothesidelinesdespitehissize.
1.TonySteward,St.Augustine(Fla.)PedroMenendez
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Considering:FSU,Clemson,Alabama,UCLAandFlorida.
Particulars:6-2/225
Buzz:Stewardisagreatathletewithasmuchquick-twitchabilityasanyoneinthecountry.
BESTINSTINCTS
5.StevenDaniels,Cincinnati(Ohio)St.Xavier
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Considering:BostonCollege,Illinois,Kentucky,Louisvilleandothers.
Particulars:6-0/225
Buzz:Danielsisatacklingmachinethatseesplaysdevelopquickly.
4.StephoneAnthony,Wadesboro(N.C.)Anson
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Considering:Florida,Clemson,VirginiaTech,NCStateandothers.
Particulars:6-3/220
Buzz:It'shardtofoolAnthonywithanymisdirectionasherarelytakesafalsestep.
3.DenzelPerryman,CoralGables,Fla.
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Considering:Alabama,Florida,FSU,LSU,NotreDame.
Particulars:5-11/217
Buzz:SizeisanissueforPerryman,butinstinctsarenotashereadsandreactssowell.
2.ChetMoss,CedarPark,Texas
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Committedto:Texas
Particulars:6-1/219
Buzz:Mossisaveryheadyplayerwhoreadsthefieldwellandisalwaysintherightplaceattherighttimetomakethestop.
1.CurtisGrant,Richmond(Va.)Hermitage
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Considering:Florida,OhioState,Alabama,NorthCarolina,Georgia,Virginiaandothers.
Particulars:6-3/222
Buzz:Grantistheidealmiddlelinebackerwithhissize,speedandballawareness.
BESTRUNSTOPPER
5.StephoneAnthony,Wadesboro(N.C.)Anson
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Considering:Florida,Clemson,VirginiaTech,NCStateandothers.
Particulars:6-3/220
Buzz:Anthonytakesonblockerswellandfillsthegapwithpower.
4.LawrenceThomas,Detroit(Mich.)Renaissance
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Committedto:MichiganState
Particulars:6-4/232
Buzz:Thomas'bigframeandlongarmsallowshimtomaketacklesotherscan't.
3.AnthonyWallace,Dallas(Texas)Skyline
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Committedto:Oregon
Particulars:6-2/220
Buzz:Wallacecomesdownhillwellandmeetstherunnerinthehole.
2.AmarloHerrera,CollegePark(Ga.)NorthClayton
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Committedto:Georgia
Particulars:6-1/224
Buzz:Herreraisoneofthemostphysical'backersinthenationanduseshisnaturalleveragetostuffrunners.
1.CurtisGrant,Richmond(Va.)Hermitage
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Considering: Florida, Ohio State, Alabama, North Carolina, Georgia, Virginia and others.
Particulars: 6-3/222
Buzz: Grant can stuff the run at the point of attack or run anything down to the sidelines.
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