Florida LB has Dallas ties

Bobby Wolford excels at everything. The Bishop Kenny middle linebacker has prototype size, especially for a 2012 prospect, and he's a straight-A student. Read further to get the details on the Florida linebacker with Dallas connections.

At 6-foot-3, 225 pounds, Bishop Kenny (Jacksonville, Florida) junior Bobby Wolford has perfect size for a young linebacker prospect. As a sophomore, Wolford accounted for 60 tackles, two sacks, forced a fumble, and recovered a fumble as the MLB in his team's 3-3 stack defense.

"My strength on defense is making plays from sideline-to-sideline," said Wolford, older brother of Class of 2014 QB phenom John Wolford. "My size helps with making plays and I run a 4.37 shuttle, so I'm able to get around the field and I'm good in coverage too."

Wolford has family ties to Dallas and is an SMU fan as well.

"I was born in Dallas and my grandparents still live there," he said. "I watched SMU last year and I like their defense. We run a similar scheme and I think my experience would lend itself to their 3-4. They have a couple of good players in Pete Fleps and Marquis Frazier."

Early schools showing Wolford interest include Clemson, Rice, Vanderbilt, Bucknell, UCF, Texas Tech, and Iowa State.

During Bishop Kenny's spring game, Wolford shined versus highly-regarded St. Augustine, racking up 10 tackles, three sacks, and forcing a fumble in only two quarters of action.

Wolford, who is also a 4.0 student, will play both ways this year.

"I'm our starting fullback," he said, "although we run a spread and it's more of an H-back position. I'll have to eat a lot to keep my weight up this season since I won't come off the field much."

Bishop Kenny, which also has 2013 WR prospect Ahmad Fulwood on the roster, begins two-a-day practices today.

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