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At 6-feet and 205 pounds, Miami (Fla.) Edison standout linebacker Brouce Mompremier is coming off an outstanding junior season in which he had 118 total tackles, 12 1/2 sacks, and one interception that was returned for a touchdown.

The talented linebacker had a chance to square off against Killian's Bobby Washington in a spring jamboree two weeks ago.

"We did good cause we held him to just 20 yards," Mompremier said. "I think he's overrated. The best running back in Dade County right now is Charlie Jones. He's not real fast but he is real powerful and runs with a lot of passion."

Mompremier, who is a full academic qualifier after scoring a 20 on the ACT on his first try, is one of many talented linebacker prospects in the state of Florida this year.

"Yeah, it's a good year but you're talking to the best one," he said. "My attitude and my work ethic both on and off the field separate me, I think."

There is one linebacker, however, that has caught his attention -- especially in recent weeks.

"I'll tell you what, that cat Willie Williams is the real deal," he said. "He is so big and fast, I can't believe it. He plays with a lot of fire in his eyes too."

Mompremier received lots of recruiting attention during the month of May from college coaches everywhere.

"Four schools told me that I have scholarships to their schools," he said. "They are LSU, Florida State, Mississippi State, and Ohio State. They all called me on the phone in May. I also talked to Michigan State, Miami, Florida, and N.C. State but those ones haven't offered yet."

Mompremier talked about some of his early favorites.

"I like a lot of them still," he said. "N.C. State, LSU, Michigan, Maryland, I like them but I'm hoping that UM comes through with an offer. That's UM, I mean. It doesn't get any better than that. Coach CJ saw my film and said he liked how I play. He said I make plays. He also came to my practice and everything.

The talented linebacker said he hopes to form a strong relationship with CJ throughout this season.

"His daughter goes to Edison so I am getting to know him pretty well," he said.

The talented linebacker plans on camping at Ohio State and Maryland over the next few weeks.

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