Transfer Portal Rankings: Top 10 linebackers
The transfer portal has slowed down as we are in July, but with so many players changing schools rankings are a must. Here is my rating of the top 10 linebackers who have switched schools this cycle.
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1. Henry To’o To’o, Alabama
To’o To’o decided on Alabama over Ohio State in a heated battle and he should make an immediate impact for the Crimson Tide and make their defense even scarier.
2. Mike Jones, LSU
Jones came from Clemson, where he didn’t make a huge impact but he was very good when he was on the field. He is expected to play right away and have a Jabril Cox-kind of impact.
3. Jermaine Johnson, Florida State
Johnson could be a double-digit sack guy for Florida State after showing promise with UGA and I have him at linebacker because of his ability in space.
4. Palaie Gaotetote, Ohio State
He’s still waiting on his eligibility status but the former five-star from USC has a chance to make a massive impact with his instincts.
5. Jordan Strachan, South Carolina
He was nearly a double-digit sack guy at Georgia State and should boost the Gamecocks' pass rush immediately.
6. Jacquez Jones, Kentucky
A big time tackler in the SEC he’s already shown what he can do and is a plug and play standout for the Wildcats.
7. Itayvion Brown, Michigan State
Brown is a massive talent who left Minnesota and all his potential is ahead of him for the Spartans.
8. Lance Dixon, West Virginia
The Penn State transfer is a great fit for West Virginia as a long and active tackler.
9. Quavaris Crouch, Michigan State
Crouch had a good season for the Vols and is just starting to reach his potential as a linebacker as he has now learned the position.
10. Deandre Johnson, Miami
Johnson can do a lot of work in the offensive backfield as he showed at Tennessee and he will help the pass rush losses Miami sustained. He’s another I have at linebacker because of his hybrid ability.