Monday, January 7, 2013
Scouts: Aggies improving LB haul
By Billy Tucker
The Sooners lose a much-needed inside run stopper in their 2013 class and the Aggies continue to stock up on big, downhill backers to help a future rush defense match its prolific rushing offense.
Jordan Mastrogiovanni (Dallas/Jesuit Prep) is now the top-rated talent out of this deep linebacker class and is one of the better stack-and-fill 'backers for 2013. He has very good size, physicality and is technically sound at the point of attack using his hands to take on and defeat blockers. The instate pledge can also move well laterally given his size, make plays sideline-to-sideline and hold up in coverage. His sound pursuit angles to the ball and overall instincts may be his best asset as a linebacker prospect and is the facet that will allow him to challenge for early playing time at the next level.
The Aggies will be looking to fill some of senior middle linebacker Jonathan Stewart’s production and Mastrogiovanni has the ability to step in contribute early on the inside.