Camp Recap: Linebackers

A few good upperclassmen headlined the group, while some 2016 recruits impressed on Sunday in East Lansing.

**2015 linebacker Nick Conner (Dulbin Scioto) had his ups and downs, but was rangy and showed pretty good first step. His overall foot speed was not outstanding, but he was pretty solid in pass coverage and was at his best in tight spaces when pinning a tight end or running back to the sideline. He spent time working with his hand in the ground at defensive end, as the Spartans think that might be a better fit, especially if he wants to be in the Michigan State class which might not feature a middle linebacker.

**2015 Toledo (Ohio) Catholic Central linebacker Chris Green was one of the most physically impressive linebackers at the camp. His closing speed was good and his instincts were solid. His biggest issue was keeping his feet moving in drills, as he tended to stutter step and lose his rhythm. He progressed as the day went on, but had issues dropping back in pass coverage.

**The best speed shown from a middle linebacker prospect came from Oak Park and Western Michigan commit Junior McMullen, who showed good burst and nice lateral quickness. He needs to add some bulk to his frame, but he was quick.

**2015 Waukesha (Wisc.) West linebacker Dyson Chmura was at his best working at tight end opposite the linebackers in some drills. He had good feet, quick shifty moves and was tough to keep up with. He could be a solid tight end or H-back at the next level, but did show some flashes at linebacker as well.

**The camp brought good underclassmen linebackers out and the most physically impressive was Ethan Tucky (Delaware Hayes, Ohio). He had strong quickness and good size to project to the next level.

**2016 linebacker Jango Glackin (Lebanon, Ohio) tested well and posted good numbers in the 40, vertical and cone drills. He is someone the Spartans will certainly be keeping an eye on down the road.

**Another good looking underclassman linebacker was Warren (Mich.) De La Salle's Eric Rogers.


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