Top Fla. LB Likes Michigan

Michigan lost one of its linebacker recruits this week -- but another top LB recruit has appeared. He's one of the top five linebacker prospects in the South, and perhaps the top 'backer in Florida.

New Jersey linebacker Lamont Robinson suffered a severe neck injury in a car accident a week ago, and a day ago he decided to accept an iron-clad offer to Virginia. Michigan fans were disappointed since they expeced to see Robinson at the U-M Camp next week. But another top LB prospect has popped up for Michigan:

Linebacker (Geneath) Neefy Moffett from Melbourne, Fla., Palm Bay. Moffett is TheInsiders' #21 South propsect, and was perhaps the top linebacker performer at this April's Miami Nike Camp (and one of the top three overall with fellow U-M recruits Avery Atkins and Jeff Owens), where he measured 6-1, 215 lbs., and had stats of 4.50 sec. in the 40, a 39 inch vertical jump, and 19 bench press reps (with a mild elbow sprain). He also is a good student with a 2.9 GPA and a 990 SAT.

As a junior Neefy recorded 100 tackles, including 40 solos and 16 sacks.

GoBlueWolverine talked to Neefy earlier in the week, when he told us:

"Yes sir, I do have serious interest in Michigan."

Would you say Michigan is in your top five?

"I don't have a top five At this point I have a top 10, and Michigan is in it, along with Miami, Florida State, Florida, LSU, Georgia. USC, Texas, Ohio State, and North Carolina. Pretty much all of them have offered me."

What has attracted you to Michigan?

"Chaaarles Woodson. I used to watch him on TV."

Have you ever been to Michigan?

"No, I have never been up to Michigan."

Do you intent to visit Michigan?

"... not in the summer."

What about summer camps?

"I'm not going to any summer camps. I'll take my official visits after the season and make my decision on Signing Day."

What kind of player are you -- and what is your main strength?

"I play both outside and inside linebacker. My strength ... rushing the quarterback!"

Note: Neefy was articulate and friendly, even though he was guarded in his interview. Still, Florida is considered his top instate school with FSU and Miami also strong contenders, and with LSU and USC are also strong threats. However, it seems as if U-M is in a good position to end up in his top five and get an official visit.

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