South Florida speed shines with '08 outside backers

Originally Published: August 7, 2007
By Billy Tucker | Scouts Inc.
One word that describes this 2008 outside linebacker class -- fast.

While its average size may be equivalent to the measurables of a strong safety, do not let the vitals fool you. This year's group is filled with explosive pursuers who often mask their slighter frames by generating tremendous power and explosiveness in the short-area. The majority of these prospects are elite sideline-to-sideline chasers with rangy, athletic frames who possess major upside for growth while maintaining their exceptional speed.

Billy Tucker

Scouts, Football Recruiting
• Recruiting coordinator for ESPN RecruitingNation.
• Nearly a decade of college coaching experience.
• Was recruiting coordinator at nationally-ranked Division II colleges.