Hometown: Lagrange, Ga. High School: Troup County Size: 6-1/238 Recruiting: Committed to Alabama since summer 2011, but has visited Auburn and Georgia since then. Scouting Report: There are not many weaknesses in Foster's game. He is an elite linebacker that attacks the football and he plays with speed from sideline to sideline. He is an instinctive linebacker that can move side to side with great quickness. He doesn't have a lot of experience in pass coverage, so he'll have to improve in that area, but overall, there are not many better. He made an early impact in high school and I expect the same in college.
Hometown: Jacksonville, Fla. High School: First Coast Size: 6-2/220 Recruiting: Committed to Florida. Scouting Report: McMillan is a linebacker with a lot of natural ability and a lot of upside. He is a very lean athlete with long arms and the room to add another 25-30 pounds while maintaining his quickness. He really likes to fly to the football and attack the ball carrier with aggression. He packs a lot of punch in his tackles and he tackles through the opposition. He can still improve his strength, his footwork, and make more plays consistently.
Hometown: Matthews, N.C. High School: Butler Size: 6-2/235 Recruiting: Over 20 schools have offered Kalambayi with Oklahoma being the latest. He has not started to narrow down his list yet. Scouting Report: Kalambayi is a very strong linebacker with room to get even bigger and stronger. He plays strong, he can be intimidating, and he uses his size to his advantage. One of the things that stands out immediate is his intelligence and how he plays with discipline. He sees things well, he reacts quickly, and he very rarely takes extra steps. He can still improve his overall speed and his lateral movement.
Hometown: Port Allen, La. High School: Port Allen Size: 6-1/205 Recruiting:Texas A&M and TCU are his top two. Scouting Report: Claiborne is an athlete that makes a lot of plays on both sides of the ball in high school. He plays quarterback on offense and shows a lot of athleticism there making a lot of plays with his legs. The speed and agility he shows there carries over to the linebacker position too. He really reacts to the ball well and gets to it quickly. He may be a little on the small side when talking today's linebackers, but overlook that.
Hometown: Dublin, Ga. High School: West Laurens Size: 6-2/230 Recruiting: Georgia and Georgia Tech lead for O'Neal. Scouting Report: O'Neal is a linebacker that likes to play a physical style of football. He is a downhill type of linebacker that finds the football and attacks it head on. He does a good job of tackling through the opponent and he tackles with force. He plays in control, he has active hands, and he can close on the ball well. He needs to work on his movement side-to-side and he can improve on his overall quickness.
Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.