One of the top offensive line prospects from the state of Florida among the class of 2010 is Brandon Linder. Linder, 6-5 and 275 pounds, is from Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas High School. He played center in 2007 and will play offensive tackle this fall.
"I have been told that I have great feet and mobility," Linder said. "I am strong on run blocking. I am also very aggressive and play with real mean streak. I just need to continue to work on tackle technique (due to the new position)."
According to Linder, Miami, Notre Dame, Auburn, Wisconsin, and Florida are five schools showing him a lot of interest at this time. So far he has taken unofficial visits to Notre Dame and Miami. He camped at Florida in July (Friday Night Lights).
"Miami, Notre Dame, Florida, Auburn, and Ohio State are five schools that I really like. No one has (verbally) offered yet but two schools have said they will on September 1st."
Last season Linder made first team all-county (Miami Herald). Linder bench presses 325 pounds and squats 450.