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Top high school linebackers for 2011

The list includes four players committed to Pacific 12 Conference schools.

August 29, 2011
  • Linebacker Jeremiah Allison puts in work in the weight room at Dorsey High.
Linebacker Jeremiah Allison puts in work in the weight room at Dorsey High. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles…)

Top linebackers

Jeremiah Allison, Dorsey, 6-0, 200, Sr. Has 42 sacks last two seasons

Su'a Cravens, Vista Murrieta, 6-1, 205, Jr. Hits and runs like a free safety

C.J. Dozier, Chaparral, 6-2, 220, Sr. Committed to Arizona State

Salamo Fiso, Long Beach Poly, 6-0, 200, Sr. Was a summer sensation

Seth Jacobs, Arroyo Grande, 6-2, 210, Sr. A tackling machine

Carlos Mendoza, Oaks Christian, 6-2, 220, Sr. Another in long line of Lions standouts

Butch Pauu, Servite, 5-11, 220, Sr. He's physical, tough, durable

Aaron Porter, La Habra, 6-2, 230, Sr. Committed to UCLA

Blake Rodgers, Tesoro, 6-2, 220, Sr. Committed to Washington

Jabari Ruffin, Downey, 6-3, 225, Sr. USC commit looks the part of top prospect

Scott Starr, Norco, 6-3, 205, Sr. Committed to USC


Kevin Arrue, Sun Valley Poly, 5-11, 225, Sr. Best in East Valley League

Dimone Backus, West Valley, 6-1, 200, Jr. Mountain Pass defensive MVP

Keshaun Bierriea, Narbonne, 6-1, 190, Jr. Carson transfer will be a top newcomer

Blair Brown, Rancho Verde, 6-0, 210, Sr. UTEP commit is aggressive middle linebacker

Thomas Brown, Gardena Serra, 6-2, 215, Sr. Transfer student with top skills

Chris Collins, Santa Monica, 6-2, 195, Sr. Had 10 sacks

Edger Delgado, Canoga Park, 5-9, 220, Sr. Valley Mission League defensive MVP

Austin Dubuque, Big Bear, 6-4, 190, Sr. De Anza League defensive MVP

Ryan Gorman, Valencia, 5-11, 200, Sr. Foothill League defensive MVP

Ryan Harris, Mission Viejo, 6-0, 212, Sr. Orange County standout

Jahret Hood, Venice, 6-4, 215, Sr. Three-year starter

Reshawn Hooker, Miller, 6-2, 200, Sr. Lots of speed, talent

Lee Jensen, Santa Ynez, 6-2, 220, Sr. Made 112 tackles

Tony Mack, Moorpark, 6-2, 220, Jr. Has size and physical presence

Darnell Murray, Citrus Hill, 6-1, 210, Sr. Heavily recruited

Ricky Ortiz, Mater Dei, 6-2, 220, Sr. Will be counted on for lots of tackles

David Ortiz, Westlake, 6-1, 220, Sr. Tries to make every tackle

Tim Patricia, Loyola, 6-1, 212, Sr. Hits, hits, hits

Joe Robinson, Chaparral, 6-2, 250, Sr. Had three sacks

Chandler Scott, Etiwanda, 6-3, 215, Sr. Ready to come back from knee surgery

Deion Williams, Orange Lutheran, 5-11, 220, Sr. Committed to Duke

Patrick Wooten, Gardena Serra, 5-11, 195, Sr. Four-year varsity starter

Compiled by Eric Sondheimer

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