Florida Linebacker Commit in Action
James Hearns
James Hearns
Director of Scouting
Posted Sep 27, 2012
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James Hearns (6'3/235) is a big, physical middle linebacker for Lincoln High School in Tallahassee, Fla. He is committed to play football for the Florida Gators, and here is a look at him in action from a game against St. Paul of Covington, La.

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James Hearns (6'3/235) stands out on the field for Lincoln High School in Tallahassee, Fla. as one of the biggest players on the field. He has no problem playing big either. Hearns is a physical presence in the middle of the Trojans defense and is more comfortable attacking the line of scrimmage than moving laterally.

Part of that comfort may stem from a knee injury he had as a junior as he looks considerably quicker attacking a ball carrier or rushing the quarterback than turning and pursuing sideline to sideline. 

Hearns is a Florida Gator commitment, and physically he looks ready to compete as a run stuffer at middle linebacker.

Here is a look at Hearns in action in a game against St. Paul of Covington, La. televised by FOX Sports Florida earlier this year. Hearns came up with a load of big hits, including pressure up the middle on a play that might have saved the game for the Trojans in a 14-13 win.

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Scott began with Scout as the Southeast Regional Manager in 2002. In addition to his recruiting responsibilities, Scott developed and ran the National Scout Combine series from 2005 thru 2008. Scott has been Director of Scouting since 2006 and oversees the Recruiting Rankings for Scout.
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