Midlands: Scout300 LBs
Zach Whitley
Zach Whitley
National Recruiting Analyst
Posted Jan 15, 2014


A closer look at the seven Midlands linebackers who make the final Scout300...

MLB Zach Whitley

Galena Park (Texas) North Shore Sr HS
(6'2/220)

Nat'l Rating: 54
Nat'l Position Rating: 6
Recruiting: UCLA

Quick Hitter: Whitley shocked some with a decision to flip from Bama to UCLA. Bruins are getting a throw-back LB, who could plays inside and outside backer.

OLB Hoza Scott

La Porte (Texas) La Porte HS
(6'3/225)

Nat'l Rating: 101
Nat'l Position Rating: 8
Recruiting: Texas A&M

Quick Hitter: Will need to overcome some off the field issues to get back on track, but when he was playing he was one of the state's best.

OLB Otaro Alaka

Houston (Texas) Cypress Falls HS
(6'3/210)

Nat'l Rating: 180
Nat'l Position Rating: 15
Recruiting: Texas, LSU, Texas A&M

Quick Hitter: Originally committed to UT, but is now visiting LSU and A&M. A speedy outside backer, who can hit.

OLB Josh Walker

Gilmer (Texas) Gilmer HS
(6'0/215)

Nat'l Rating: 182
Nat'l Position Rating: 16
Recruiting: Texas A&M

Quick Hitter: Walker shuts down one hald of the field as an OLB for Gilmer. He also gets some carries on offense. Aggies are getting a leader.

OLB Edwin Freeman

Arlington (Texas) Bowie HS
(6'2/210)

Nat'l Rating: 234
Nat'l Position Rating: 21
Recruiting: Texas, Texas A&M

Quick Hitter: Freeman started off as a safety, but made the move in to the box as a junior. He is a guy who can cover a lot of ground.

OLB Gyasi Akem

Broken Arrow (Okla.) Broken Arrow HS
(6'1/220)

Nat'l Rating: 276
Nat'l Position Rating: 24
Recruiting: Oklahoma State

Quick Hitter: An athletic speciemn, who has a high ceiling. He can really run, put pressure and has a frame that could develop in to the freak category.

OLB Sione Teuhema

Keller (Texas) Keller HS
(6'4/215)

Nat'l Rating: 286
Nat'l Position Rating: 28
Recruiting: Texas

Quick Hitter: Had a strong showing at the Army Bowl. A good edge rusher, who plays hard. Could be an OLB or a DE.


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