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    Recruiting Linebackers

    Several people on here have discussed our play at linebacker during the year.

    The one position on our defense where we will be heavy in seniors next year is linebacker. Based on current situation, it appears we're really recruiting the linebacker position hard, similar to our recruiting OL the first year and DB last year.

    Our current depth chart shows Bell, Ferguson, Hamlin, Matthews, Moser as our future. We have AJ Klein and Ryan Moseby already committed, but i did see two players that jumped out on the recruiting page.

    Brandin Hawthorne (Soft verbal to Michigan coming for a visit)
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    The key link to these two, is chizik from Pahokee or clearwater? I thought that Board in Florida had something about Pahokee on it...

    Hawthorne is pretty highly rated, it would be a great lb class to get him added to the two we already have verballed.



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    Re: Recruiting Linebackers

    Quote Originally Posted by KMAC_ATTACK View Post
    The key link to these two, is chizik from Pahokee or clearwater? I thought that Board in Florida had something about Pahokee on it...
    I believe it said something Pinellas. The county where Clearwater is in.



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    Re: Recruiting Linebackers

    Yup, Chizik is from Clearwater... Pahokee is kind of a rough area...



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    Re: Recruiting Linebackers

    Mike Marry would be another good pick up at LB, but I am having trouble finding any updates on him so I don't know where we stand with him.



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    Re: Recruiting Linebackers

    I think we'll take four linebackers this year. As mentioned, we have two 3* LBs committed and have a chance at a few more. Mike Marry would be a huge get, and it sounds like he wants to visit Iowa State. He goes to Largo, which is where Leonard Johnson came from.

    Justin Isadore and Brandin Hawthorne are 3* recruits who have both commited to other programs, but they are still visiting and they have offers from multiple quality BCS conference schools.

    Other possibilities are 3* Justin Jones (who goes to school with 4* DT Corey Gaines) and 2* Rashad Smith (who goes to school with 3* DT Akeem Spence).



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    Re: Recruiting Linebackers

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    Yup, Chizik is from Clearwater... Pahokee is kind of a rough area...

    Yeah from the looks of Google street view Rardin Ave and Booker Pl dont make it on the front page of Pahokee Chamber of Commerce.



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    Re: Recruiting Linebackers

    Have to say I don't think for a minute that Mosby will be a linebacker. I think he's one of Gene's new wave of safeties. Of course, I've been wrong before.



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    Re: Recruiting Linebackers

    Quote Originally Posted by 4429 mcc View Post
    Yeah from the looks of Google street view Rardin Ave and Booker Pl dont make it on the front page of Pahokee Chamber of Commerce.
    And tragically, one of the linebackers we're recruiting from Pahokee, Norman Griffith, was shot dead today.

    Top Pahokee football player found shot dead -- South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com



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    Re: Recruiting Linebackers

    Quote Originally Posted by Aclone View Post
    Have to say I don't think for a minute that Mosby will be a linebacker. I think he's one of Gene's new wave of safeties. Of course, I've been wrong before.
    Personally, I would recruit a lot of HS outside linebackers. They come into the program as fast, rangy ATHLETES.

    If they have trouble gaining weight, make them a nice big SS.

    If they gain weight normally, you have yourself an OLB.

    And if they really pack on the pounds, you have a freakish DE with super quick feet.



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    Re: Recruiting Linebackers

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfan15 View Post
    And tragically, one of the linebackers we're recruiting from Pahokee, Norman Griffith, was shot dead today.

    Top Pahokee football player found shot dead -- South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com

    WOW!!! That is absolutely terrible Thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of that young man



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    Re: Recruiting Linebackers

    what does a college coach do in this situation. is a letter to the family enough? i think a visit would be in order, possibly even attend the funeral.


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    Re: Recruiting Linebackers

    This is too bad to hear. Never like hearing about stuff like this when someone still has so much of their life ahead of them. I do warn anyone from reading the reader comments to this story, it is the biggest mess of idiotic comments I have ever seen and wish I wouldn't have strayed.


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    Re: Recruiting Linebackers

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    Yup, Chizik is from Clearwater... Pahokee is kind of a rough area...
    Quote Originally Posted by cyfan15 View Post
    And tragically, one of the linebackers we're recruiting from Pahokee, Norman Griffith, was shot dead today.

    Top Pahokee football player found shot dead -- South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com

    Wow...



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    Quote Originally Posted by JHudd View Post
    This is too bad to hear. Never like hearing about stuff like this when someone still has so much of their life ahead of them. I do warn anyone from reading the reader comments to this story, it is the biggest mess of idiotic comments I have ever seen and wish I wouldn't have strayed.
    wow no kidding. i went and looked after readying your post. stopped after i had read 5 of the 109. the media source needs to regulate these before they go on their site.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dinger View Post
    wow no kidding. i went and looked after readying your post. stopped after i had read 5 of the 109. the media source needs to regulate these before they go on their site.
    and people think that racism isn't around anymore...



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