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2007 Prospect Ranking

Rivals.com outside linebackers 2007

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Rank Name Pos Location Stars Ht Wt School
#1Chris GalippoLB
Anaheim, CAServite

Could also play defensive end because of his strength and size.

5 stars6'3"235USC
#2Kendall SmithLB
Bushnell, FLSouth Sumter

Fast-rising recruit that is heading to FSU.

4 stars6'1"207Florida St.
#3Austin BoxLB
Enid, OKEnid

Makes plays all over the field.

4 stars6'3"215Oklahoma
#4Keenan RobinsonLB
Plano, TXPlano East

Robinson is efficient but also a big-hitter on defense.

4 stars6'3"211Texas
#5Scotty CooperLB
Lake City, SCLake City

Great speed and plays well in space.

4 stars6'0"206Clemson
#6Lorenzo EdwardsLB
Orlando, FLEdgewater

A nice fit at LB for Gators.

4 stars6'2"220Florida
#7Apaiata TuihalamakaLB
Gardena, CASerra

Missed senior season, but still an elite national recruit.

4 stars6'3"205Arizona
#8Brandon HicksLB
Jacksonville, FLForrest

Length, speed and a playmaker.

4 stars6'3"205Florida
#9Akeem AyersLB
Los Angeles, CAVerbum Dei

Dominated after early season injury.

4 stars6'2"214UCLA
#10Jermale HinesLB
Cleveland, OHGlenville Academic Campus

The top player for always- loaded Glenville.

4 stars6'2"205Ohio St.
#11Manny AbreuLB
Union City, NJUnion City

Hard-hitting Jersey 'backer with tall frame.

4 stars6'4"230Rutgers
#12J'Courtney WilliamsLB
Christchurch, VAChristchurch School

Could play safety or linebacker in college

4 stars6'4"212Virginia
#13Terrance PritchettLB
Sacramento, CAGrant

The top player in Sacramento.

4 stars6'3"205Oregon
#14Chris WalkerLB
Memphis, TNChristian Brothers

A bit raw, but a big-time athlete with major upside.

4 stars6'3"220Tennessee
#15Andrew DaileyLB
Massillon, OHWashington

Smart, physical and is always around ball.

4 stars6'2"209Penn St.
#16Nathan StuparLB
State College, PAState College

Great football instincts and IQ.

4 stars6'2"220Penn St.
#17Brian RolleLB
Immokalee, FLImmokalee

Not the tallest, but can flat-out run and hit.

4 stars5'10"202Ohio St.
#18Blake LawrenceLB
Overland Park, KSShawnee Mission West

The top player in Kansas.

4 stars6'2"199Nebraska
#19Jermaine LoveLB
Garland, TXNorth Garland

Love is a violent hitter that could be a hybrid linebacker-safety combo.

4 stars5'11"220Arkansas
#20Travis LewisLB
San Antonio, TXSan Antonio Lee

Originally listed at safety, but will be a force at OLB in college.

4 stars6'1"213Oklahoma
#21Melvin IngramLB
Hamlet, NCRichmond County

Gets overlooked in Carolina.

4 stars6'2"224South Carolina
#22Eltoro FreemanLB
Alexander City, ALBenjamin Russell

A tackling machine.

4 stars5'11"199Auburn
#23Carlton JohnsonLB
Lynn Haven, FLMosley

Biggest hitter on the Florida Panhandle.

4 stars6'1"184Auburn
#24Will ThompsonLB
Jersey City, NJSt. Peter's Prep

Led team to 12-0 season as a junior.

3 stars6'1"230Boston Coll.
#25Brandon HerronLB
Sugar Land, TXDulles

The total package who was a utility type defensive end and linebacker for Dulles.

3 stars6'2"198Michigan
#26Austin StaffordLB
Hayward, CAHayward

Amazing Palo Alto NIKE camp put him on national map

3 stars6'2"197Nebraska
#27Broderick BinnsLB
St. Paul, MNCretin-Derham Hall

The next superstar from Cretin-Derham Hall.

3 stars6'2"235Iowa
#28Stanley HunterLB
Duncan, SCByrnes

Should have no problem transitioning to linebacker in college.

3 stars5'11"205Clemson
#29Tyler NielsenLB
Humboldt, IA

Head-hunter at linebacker that could spin down to DE with his frame.

3 stars6'4"210Iowa
#30John JonesLB
Sarasota, FLBooker

Big-time athlete could play linebacker, defensive end or wide receiver.

3 stars6'3"210Florida
#31Hunter OvensLB
Sarasota, FLCardinal Mooney

Big-time athlete flies around on defense.

3 stars6'2"220Virginia Tech
#32Robert MullinsLB
Los Angeles, CADorsey

When he’s 100 percent, not many better pass rushers in the West

3 stars6'0"191California
#33Brandon LindseyLB
Aliquippa, PAAliquippa

As a junior was named first team all-conference on both sides of the ball and was named to the all-WPIAL Class AA team.

3 stars6'2"220Pittsburgh
#34Greg JonesLB
Cincinnati, OHMoeller

Blew up at the Herbstreit Classic in Cincinnati.

3 stars6'0"210Michigan St.
#35LeBron DanielLB
Cleveland, OHGlenville Academic Campus

The Ted Ginn Tour allowed proved to coaches he's one of Ohio's elite players

3 stars6'1"226Iowa
#36Romale TuckerLB
New Berlin, NYMilford Academy

One of the top players in DC.

3 stars6'3"204Syracuse
#37Savion FrazierLB
Woodbridge, VAGar-Field

Another good defensive get for the Vols.

3 stars6'0"209Tennessee
#38Maurice HarrisLB
Homestead, FLHomestead

Some say he could have more upside than any other at Homestead.

3 stars6'0"189Florida St.
#39Marshall WilliamsLB
Decatur, GASouthwest Dekalb

Fast outside linebacker prospect.

3 stars6'2"198Mississippi
#40Luke LambertLB
Brookfield, MO

Committed to Missouri last January.

3 stars6'3"215Missouri
#41Aaron NagelLB
Lemont, IL

A player/prospect in the vein of Tommy Zbikowski.

3 stars6'1"215Notre Dame
#42Dan WilliamsLB
Cambridge, MABelmont Hill

As a junior, Williams earned all-league and all-New England honors.

3 stars6'3"228Boston Coll.
#43Aaron TaliaferroLB
Gloucester, VAGloucester

Named first team all-district, all-region and defensive MVP as a junior.

3 stars6'2"215Virginia
#44Alonzo WinfieldLB
Winston-Salem, NCCarver

Will play safety in college.

3 stars6'0"200South Carolina
#45Ben PoolerLB
Morristown, NJLawrenceville Prep

Named all-state prep and honorable mention Trenton Times all-prep as a junior.

3 stars6'1"238Maryland
#46Joe LefegedLB
Germantown, MDNorthwest

Transferred to Good Counsel and became an instant standout.

3 stars6'0"190Rutgers
#47Brandon WallsLB
Irving, TXIrving

Honorable mention all-district member has big time speed off the edge.

3 stars6'0"205Kansas St.
#48Freddy BurtonLB
Morrilton, ARMorrilton

Another impressive in-state get for Arkansas.

3 stars6'2"185Arkansas
#49Charles WhiteLB
Blythewood, SCBlythewood

Strong work ethic and good all-around athlete.

3 stars5'11"209Georgia
#50Dominique BuchananLB
Gilmer, TX

Another talented Texan for the Baylor Bears.

3 stars6'1"235
#51Albert CraddockLB
High Point, NCSouthwest Guilford

Selected to all-county and all-conference teams as a junior.

3 stars6'2"200N. Carolina
#52K.J. WrightLB
Olive Branch, MS

Will be a star at State.

3 stars6'3"210Mississippi St.
#53Lawrence YoungLB
Pensacola, FLWoodham

Another hard-hitting, fast linebacker from the Panhandle.

3 stars6'0"195UCF
#54Kevin RohlederLB
Wichita, KSBishop Carroll

Having a monster season and is heading to K-State.

3 stars6'1"205Kansas St.
#55Toronto SmithLB
Tallahassee, FLRickards

Should carry on the great defensive tradition from his school.

3 stars5'10"185list
#56Nate VaiomoungaLB
Corona, CACorona

Another Polynesian superstar

3 stars5'10"191Colorado
#57Vince HarrisLB
Cincinnati, OHLa Salle

West Virginia is getting a great one.

3 stars6'2"210West Virginia
#58Kenny AlexanderLB
McKinney, TXMcKinney North

Alexander is a fast, speedy linebacker who plays well in space.

3 stars6'1"215Oklahoma St.
#59Erique RobertsonLB
Maple Heights, OHMaple Heights

Simply blown up as a senior.

3 stars5'10"207Illinois
#60Chris CarterLB
Fontana, CAKaiser

Always around the football as his 89 tackles as a junior proves

3 stars6'0"205Fresno St.
#61Brandon HannaLB
Coeur d'Alene, IDLake City

Proved he's worthy of three stars as a senior.

3 stars6'3"225Oregon
#62Chris FrancisLB
Cedar Hill, TXCedar Hill

A team leader for the state champions.

3 stars5'10"213Baylor
#63Barquell RiversLB
Wadesboro, NCAnson

Earned all-state honors as a junior and was also named the defensive MVP of his conference.

3 stars5'11"208Virginia Tech
#64Chad BattlesLB
Newport News, VAHeritage

Syracuse commit has the tools to help early.

3 stars6'2"215Syracuse
#65Brandon ThigpenLB
Moreno Valley, CARancho Verde

One of the top players in the Inland Empire.

3 stars6'4"200UTEP
#66Marcus RichardsonLB
Seguin, TXSeguin

Cowboys added another good LB with Richardson.

3 stars5'10"199Oklahoma St.
#67Lindell StevensonLB
Bennettsville, SCMarlboro County

Another very good player from South Carolina.

3 stars6'2"228list
#68Mason FosterLB
Monterey, CASeaside

Huskies are getting a good one.

3 stars6'0"201Washington
#69Fabian BrownLB
Des Moines, IARoosevelt

70-plus tackles as a senior.

3 stars6'3"230Iowa St.
#70Terrell TurnerLB
Los Angeles, CACrenshaw

Sleeper from one of the top programs in LA.

3 stars6'3"225Oregon

Rivals.com outside linebackers 2007

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