Midlands 2015: Scout 300 LBs
Cameron Townsend
Cameron Townsend
National Recruiting Analyst
Posted Aug 16, 2013

Take a look at the very talented and aggressive defenders, who made the initial Scout300 release earlier this week.

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Malik Jefferson (6'3, 220) - Mesquite (Texas) Poteet
Makes a ton of plays behind the line of scrimmage. He has a long, athletic frame, but is ripped. Still has room to add some more size, which makes his physique potential even more impressive. He uses his hands well when needed to get off his blocks and has tremendous closing speed in the open field. He gets off the ball quickly and a fast first step gives him and advantage. Finishes well and rarely does a back get away after he makes contact.

Anthony Wheeler (6'2, 225) - Dallas Skyline
One of the more physically imposing players in the class at this early juncture. He looks like a kid's wrestling figurine. He lines up at defensive end and linebacker on his sophomore film and makes a good amount of plays. he runs well for a bigger framed linebacker and should be a perfect fit as a MLB unless he grows in to a true DE over the course of his natural development. Hits like a ton of bricks and ball carriers do not escape his grasp.

Cameron Townsend (6'1, 195) - Missouri City (Texas) Ridge Point
Townsend is a linebacker who uses speed to his advantage. He is good in pass coverage assignments and can cover slot receivers. Additionally, he flies to the football and is aggressive against the run. He is a big-hitter and a sound tackler. He is that new age style of linebacker who is not a liability against the run or the pass. Will need to get bigger and stronger. He runs faster in pads than his listed 40-time of 4.7.

Morie Evans (5'11, 190) - Huntsville (Texas) High
A great all-around athlete. You will find him making plays in the backfield, in the slot and on defense. Where does he fit in best on the next level, is still a question that needs to be definitively answered. On offense he is quick twitch and high tempo. Does not have that elite speed, but is fast-twitch. On defense, he is a weapon, making big plays at times and using his speed to be a disruptive force.

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