Over the past few years, there have been some very good high school linebackers that have come through the state of Florida. In 2009, Jon Bostic from Palm Beach Central high school, who ended up at the University of Florida, and Zeke Motta from Vero Beach high school, who ended up signing with Notre Dame, were two of the better linebackers in the country. In 2010, Florida State University picked up two of the best linebackers in Christian Jones, from Lake Howell high school, and Jeff Luc, from Treasure Coast high school. This past year, Clemson University was on the winning end for Tony Steward's services. The Pedro Menendez linebacker was offered by just about everyone in the country.
Headlined by Noor Davis, the 6-foot-4, 225 pound linebacker from The Villages high school and Keith Brown, the 6-foot-2, 230 pound linebacker from Miami Norland high school, this linebacker class is one of the strongest in years. There are 21 linebackers in the FlaVarsity Top 160 and there is a good chance that at least 10 of them compete for starting positions in their first year.
This list also contains some very underrated prospects that may not have caught the eye of all the big-time schools. Stanley Sylverain, the 6-foot-3, 215 pound linebacker from Golden Gate high school, is a very talented prospect. He lacks any major offers, but he will catch on with some lucky school during his senior year. Kevin Elkins, the 6-foot-1, 205 pound linebacker from Palm Bay high school, is another player with a bright future. His play is very similar to Sean Spence, the current University of Miami linebacker.
As mentioned above, this linebacker class has the chance to be very strong this season and should produce plenty of D-1 prospects. Here are the linebackers who made the FlaVarsity Top 160.