Linebacker Notes

LB Derrick Barnes, Purdue (6’0”, 238, 4.57) Has been starting for the past three seasons; most impressive year was his junior campaign, in which he racked up 63-11.0-7.5. Listed size is on the smaller side but has a very thick, muscular build. Very highly regarded as a leader. Was moved around the defense at Purdue.Continue reading “Linebacker Notes”

LB Baron Browning, Ohio St. (6’3”, 240)

Background: Five-star recruit who appeared in twelve games as a true freshman, then started a few games the following year and posted 23-3.5-1.0. Started at outside linebacker as a junior, enjoying his most productive season – 43-11.0-5.0 – then played both inside and outside in his senior year and finished with 29-3.0-1.0 over seven games.Continue reading “LB Baron Browning, Ohio St. (6’3”, 240)”

LB Chazz Surratt, North Carolina (6’2”, 225)

Background: Started his collegiate career at quarterback, spending two seasons in that role. Appeared in ten games as a passer, throwing eight touchdowns to three interceptions as a freshman, but injuring his wrist one game into the following year after throwing three interceptions on ten attempts. Subsequently converted to linebacker and immediately stepped into aContinue reading “LB Chazz Surratt, North Carolina (6’2”, 225)”

LB Jabril Cox, Louisiana St. (6’4”, 231)

Background: Played quarterback and a little bit of everything in high school. Originally attended North Dakota St., where he redshirted and then converted to linebacker. Posted 91-9.5-4.0 in his redshirt freshman year, then had a similar season in 2019 (92-9.5-5.5) before transferring to Louisiana St. Was immediately eligible as a graduate transfer, and put togetherContinue reading “LB Jabril Cox, Louisiana St. (6’4”, 231)”

LB Zaven Collins, Tulsa

LB Zaven Collins, Tulsa* (6’4”, 260) Background: Has been a major contributor since his redshirt freshman year, a season in which he posted a line of 85-9.5-1.5 with an interception and a forced fumble. Followed that up with 97-8.0-2.0 as a sophomore, and in just eight games this past season, posted a line of 54-7.5-4.0Continue reading “LB Zaven Collins, Tulsa”

LB Micah Parsons, Penn St.

LB Micah Parsons, Penn St.* (6’3”, 245) Background: Transitioned from defensive end to linebacker when he arrived on campus. Has been a starter since arriving at Penn St. As a freshman, posted a line of 82-4.0-1.5, then followed that up with 109-14.0-5.0 as a sophomore. Also produced a total of six forced fumbles over theContinue reading “LB Micah Parsons, Penn St.”

LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, Notre Dame

LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, Notre Dame (6’1”, 215) Background: Did not play during his freshman season, then broke his foot at the beginning of his sophomore year before stepping into a starting role as a junior. That year, he went 80-13.5-5.5 with four breakups and two forced fumbles. Won the Butkus Award last year after postingContinue reading “LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, Notre Dame”

LB Azeez Ojulari, Georgia

LB Azeez Ojulari, Georgia** (6’3”, 240) Background: Appeared in three games before redshirting as a freshman, then put together an impressive redshirt freshman year, finishing with 36-6.0-5.5 and adding an additional eighteen hurries. Over ten games as a sophomore, went 30-11.5-8.5 with sixteen hurries and three forced fumbles. Positives: Has the length and frame toContinue reading “LB Azeez Ojulari, Georgia”

OB HAYES PULLARD, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

OB #10 HAYES PULLARD, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 6’1” – 230 lbs. – 4.65e Team captain. Started on the weakside for his first two seasons, then slid inside in 2013. Reasonably thick for his height but nonetheless appears undersized for a middle linebacker and may draw interest as a potential candidate to convert back to weakside linebacker.Continue reading “OB HAYES PULLARD, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA”

OB SHAQUIL BARRETT, COLORADO ST.

6’2” – 250 lbs. – 4.85e STATISTICAL PROFILE: 2010: 82 – 11.5 – 8.5, 3 FF, 4 BK (Nebraska-Omaha)2011: 99 – 4.5 – 2.5, 2 QBH, 1 FF, 1 FR (1 TD), 3 PD, 1 INT (1 TD)2012: 67 – 7.5 – 3.5, 2 QVH, 2 FF, 1 PD, 1 INT (1 TD)2013: 80 –Continue reading “OB SHAQUIL BARRETT, COLORADO ST.”