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Rivals Rankings Week: New 2020 LB rankings

Rivals.com rolls forward with its position-by-position look at the latest rankings update. Below, we examine how things are shaking out at linebacker, where a number of top prospects remain uncommitted.

2020 RANKINGS: Inside linebackers | Outside linebackers

RIVALS RANKINGS WEEK:

Monday: Top 10 revealed | Looking at top of WR class

Tuesday: Rivals100 revealed | MInd of Mike | New five-stars

Wednesday: Rivals250 revealed | Rivals roundtable

Thursday: Position rankings revealed

Saturday: Team rankings breakdown

Sunday: State rankings revealed


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TEAM WITH THE TOP COMMIT: Georgia

Mekhail Sherman
Mekhail Sherman (Rivals.com)

Mekhail Sherman has been committed to Georgia since May, so it’s not as though there’s anything new here. That said, the Bulldogs continue to recruit at a high level, and landing five-star prospects from outside the Peach State has become commonplace. A Washington D.C. product, Sherman chose UGA Alabama, Ohio State, Texas and others.

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PLAYER TO WATCH: Noah Sewell

Noah Sewell
Noah Sewell (Nick Lucero/Rivals.com)

Noah Sewell earned his fifth star this offseason by showcasing an incredible blend of size and athleticism. There used to be some concern that the massive Sewell could grow into a defensive lineman, but that doesn’t seem to be happening. Instead, the elite prospect is one of the top uncommitted prospects in America and will likely land at Oregon, Georgia, Alabama or Texas A&M. The fact that Sewell’s older brother is an offensive lineman at Oregon shouldn't be overlooked.

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TEAM TO WATCH: Clemson

Justin Flowe
Justin Flowe (Nick Lucero/Rivals.com)

Clemson’s star-studded recruiting class doesn’t need the help, but the fact that the Tigers are in play for California-based five-star Justin Flowe is impressive. Dabo Swinney will likely end the cycle with the nation’s top haul regardless of what happens here, but reaching across the country to land Flowe would be the cherry on top. The California-based star has a top four of Clemson, Georgia, Miami and Oregon, leaving the Tigers with a solid chance.

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