Cecil Cherry (Frostproof, Fla.)
Cherry walked away with MVP honors for the linebackers. Like everyone at this position I thought he had an up and down day. He's smaller than Pittman and Quarterman [listed below] but has a thick lower body. Cherry does flow to the ball well and looks best as an inside guy that will be able to make tackles between the tackles. He's committed to the Volunteers.
Sherrod Pittman (Jacksonville, Fla./First Coast)
To be honest, this South Carolina commitment performed much better than I anticipated. Pittman has always passed the eye ball test and looked the part. I like his size (6-foot-1, 220-pounds) and his ability to get to the football. He runs well and has a nice feel in coverage.
Shaquille Quarterman (Orlando, Fla./Oakleaf)
This is the guy to keep an eye on, as this rising junior is already one of the very best players at the linebacker position in the state. He has terrific size (6-foot-2, 242-pound) and a muscular body. Quarterman is a downhill, physical player that doesn't shy away from contact. He has good agility. He needs to continue to work on coverage skills.
Carson Lydon (Tarpon Springs, Fla./East Lake)
Lydon was my MVP at this position today. I love how he plays the game. Lydon has a non-stop motor and goes at every drill 100 mph. There were a handful of times today when this kid was overzealous, even tackling running backs in drills. He's physically not as gifted as some of the other ‘backers but this kid gives it all he's got. I really like his playing attitude.
Jaye Miner (Wesley Chapel, Fla./Wiregrass)
Miner is a kid with size (6-4/205) and athleticism. He has had a good off-season performing well at every event since January. Saturday was no different, as he was one of the better linebacker in drills, showing good agility. Miner is also a physical kid. He's flying under the radar for now.
Chad Simmons contributed to this feature.
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