South Florida '17- The LBs

South Florida '17- The LBs

DMoney
In case I haven’t said it enough, let me repeat it: the Class of ’17 is stacked. Linebacker is no exception. There are all types of ‘backers in this class and a bevy of Power 5 prospects.

Diego F-agot- 6’3, 230 pounds (Cavalry Christian)- The best kept secret in South Florida. When you grow up with a name like F-agot, you’re going to be tough. This guy is huge, plays extremely fast and has excelled in coverage for South Florida’s top 7on7 team. He is home-schooled and plays for a non-FHSAA team so nobody knows about him. FAU just offered, and he will have 20+ offers once people find out about him. Major sleeper.

[HUDL]athlete/2836841/highlights/313141393[/HUDL]

DeAndre Wilder- 6’3, 214 pounds (Carol City)- Rangy speed demon with a knack for the big play. Wilder reminds me of Matthew Thomas physically. Big-time talent who still has a lot of untapped potential.

[HUDL]athlete/3407581/highlights/309921401[/HUDL]

James Houston IV- 6’2, 215 pounds (American Heritage)- Complete linebacker who contributes in every facet of the game. Very explosive, as evidenced by his multiple blocked kicks. Very light on his feet changing directions.

Junior Year Highlight - James Houston, IV highlights - Hudl

Brandon James- 6’3, 200 pounds (Southridge)- Striker. James is skinny, but he has stopping power when he hits. Physically similar to Skai Moore. Can be really good if he gains weight. USCw and West Virginia have offered.

Junior Highlights - Brandon James highlights - Hudl

Raven Saunders- 6’2, 205 pounds (Dwyer via Oxbridge)- Probably the most versatile linebacker in South Florida. Saunders plays RB, S, LB, covers the slot and rushes off the edge. Really talented player who could emerge as one of the top guys in the class.

junior season - Raven Saunders highlights - Hudl

Waynmon Steed- 6’1, 225 pounds (Central)- Very smart and instinctive. Steed started as a youngster on one of the top defenses in the country, which tells you about his football IQ. He missed last year with a shoulder injury, and it will be exciting to see how he looks as a senior.

The Future - Waynmon Steed highlights - Hudl

Chai Hill- 6’1, 215 pounds (South Dade)- Hill reminds me of two guys. The first guy is Gabe Terry, another twitched-up wrestler who caused havoc off the edge. The second guy is Tyree Horton, a fellow Buc who transitioned from pass-rusher to LB (and just signed with TCU out of JUCO). Talented and productive player.

chei hill - Chei Hill highlights - Hudl
Drew White- 6’1, 215 pounds (St. Thomas Aquinas) – Tackling machine with good feet. White really stood out in the Booker T. game. Only knock is that he’s not a thumper as a tackler. Nonetheless, he should be a highly productive college player.

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3889969/highlights/291382376

Jamal Gates- 6’2, 210 pounds (Dwyer)- Very explosive athlete who also plays some WR. Plays DE for Dwyer and projects as a 3-4 pass rusher.

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3278525/highlights/313770379
 

Comments (104)

OH My ....

That Diego ***ot kid is Luke Kuechly reincarnated....

JC
 
Wish we could take more Lbs in this class. But Wilder, Houston and Diego would be must haves for South Florida LBs. Plus the kid from IMG. Hopefully we take 4 but DBs/ DL is a bigger need to the coaching staff IMO.
How many do you see us taking and who are the must haves in your opinion [MENTION=2]DMoney[/MENTION] / [MENTION=6412]Geo[/MENTION]
 
Since done posted this..Roger Harriott probably sent three coaching assistants to Diego fegot home for sta. That kid looks legit..but he plays probably the worst comp I'm s.fla. bUT he seems technical and refined...good coaching going on over there. Their qb just transferred to deerfield.
 
Too much potentially elite talent this cycle to only sign 2 LBs. Just watch Wilder, Miller, Houston, Marchiol and F'agot and there is no way we limit ourselves to 2.
 
Wish we could take more Lbs in this class. But Wilder, Houston and Diego would be must haves for South Florida LBs. Plus the kid from IMG. Hopefully we take 4 but DBs/ DL is a bigger need to the coaching staff IMO.
How many do you see us taking and who are the must haves in your opinion @DMoney / @Geo

Two is the number I heard but I'd like three. Mike Smith and/or Jamie Gordinier could grow into ends in this defense.
 
Wish we could take more Lbs in this class. But Wilder, Houston and Diego would be must haves for South Florida LBs. Plus the kid from IMG. Hopefully we take 4 but DBs/ DL is a bigger need to the coaching staff IMO.
How many do you see us taking and who are the must haves in your opinion @DMoney / @Geo

Two is the number I heard but I'd like three. Mike Smith and/or Jamie Gordinier could grow into ends in this defense.

3 and a hybrid like F'agan?
 
So much LB talent. Hopefully this staff can pick and choose who they want in the Class. 3 or 4 LBs would be great

1. Wilder
2. Steed
3. Houston
4. F'agot
 
No reason we shouldn't have a better 2017 LB Core than last years crop. Steed keeps falling as I see film of more LB'ers. Gotta say that
Deigo F-agot is very impressive! Forget competition, this big boy can cover space, shed blockers and deliver a hammer. A Take!

Here's my list:

1. Wilder/Miller (Must Haves)
2. Houston/Diego F-agot (both would be a coup and either one with Wilder and Miller is top core in the nation)
3. Marchiol (plus Wilder & Miller still elite core)
 
No reason we shouldn't have a better 2017 LB Core than last years crop. Steed keeps falling as I see film of more LB'ers. Gotta say that
Deigo F-agot is very impressive! Forget competition, this big boy can cover space, shed blockers and deliver a hammer. A Take!

Here's my list:

1. Wilder/Miller (Must Haves)
2. Houston/Diego F-agot (both would be a coup and either one with Wilder and Miller is top core in the nation)
3. Marchiol (plus Wilder & Miller still elite core)

Better than 2016 linebacker corps? No... A class of wilder, Miller, steed is close to it though
 
F-agot is good and I like him better than dunning and others but... Wilder, Miller, steed are better IMO
 

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