Mike's Take: Minnesota LB commit

Minnesota recently landed a talented linebacker from the state of Florida so lets take a closer look at him as a prospect.

What to Like: Barrington Morris is a talented linebacker prospect from Piper High in South Florida. Morris is one of the biggest linebacker prospects around, checking in at about 6-foot-3 and 240 pounds. He's very strong. He's tough. He's physical and you have to like the way he hits opposing ball carriers and takes on opposing blockers. He'll have no problem stepping into a hole and taking on a fullback. He's a big kid who plays big.

What may concern you: He has ideal size and strength but lacks ideal speed and athleticism. That's not too uncommon for high school linebackers at his size. He plays a lot of rush end in high school so he wasn't in on a ton of plays at the prep level. How well he'll be able to adjust to playing in space will be a key question and whether or not he can turn his skillset into a playmaking linebacker.

Bottom Line: Morris is projected to be a linebacker on first and second downs at Minnesota and then put his hand down on third down and be a pass rusher off the edge. If that plan sticks, it's a good one for Morris and his skillset. Recruited like a three-star prospect, he also had BCS offers from schools like Illinois, Kansas State, UConn, and Syracuse.

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