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2020 Top Linebacker Recruits - College Football Picks & Predictions

The linebacker position is one of the most important on the field for the defensive side of the ball. The linebackers have several rolls to fill from the players that plug the hole when the running back is running at them full speed to the coverage in the middle and even running with the slot receiver. That makes it one position that needs to have a strong player playing at the position, but also one that has some great recruits.

Wesley Steiner is one of the top recruits when it comes to the line backing position for the 2020 year. Steiner is coming out of Houston County, which is located in Warner Robins, Georgia. He is looking to stay in the South by playing for Auburn. The Tigers, though, will definitely be welcoming in his good skill set and while he is only 6’0” he does come in tipping the scales at 220 pounds.

Jordan Botelho is going to have  weather shock when he reached Notre Dame. Jordan is coming out of Saint Louis, but not the city it is one of the better high schools that produces recruits on a regular basis, but they tend to stay in Hawaii and play for Hawaii University. Now, Jordan will have to adjust to the colder weather and the bigger team type of play that Notre Dame has. His big 6’3” 230 pound frame, though, definitely will work great at filling the holes in the middle of the field.

Demouy Kennedy is coming out of Theodore, which is in Alabama. However, he is not straying far from home as he is going to be heading to Nick Saban this fall and plans on playing for the Crimson Tide. Now, the downside is the Tide are so deep that it could be a while before Kennedy gets on the field. However, at 6’3” and 215 pounds, it definitely will help Kennedy in getting a potential nod for some game time.

Noah Sewell is the second rated linebacker in the nation and is heading to be a Duck for Oregon. What is interesting is Sewell is leaping over what could have been an almost immediate start at Utah where he is from. Yes, Sewell is coming out of Orem, which is located in Utah to go up to Oregon. Now, one thing that Sewell could find problematic would be his weight which is 266, but he is 6’2”.

Justin Flowe is heading to Oregon as well and definitely will ramp up the pressure on Sewell. However, Oregon has managed to land the top 2 linebackers in the nation coming out of high school and that will definitely help the team out defensively this fall. Flowe does stand at 6’2” and 225 pounds, but he was well coached as he is coming out of Upland in California.

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