Midlands: Top '15 Middle Backers

FRISCO, Texas -- Scout National Analyst Greg Powers has a pre-2014 season look at the top seniors in the region position-by-position...

  Rank Rating Name HS State HT/WT Commit
2015 Top Midlands MLBs
http://media.scout.com/media/image/129/1292292.jpg 1 Anthony Wheeler Skyline  Texas 6'2/225 Undecided
Junior Eval: Wheeler is a downhill thumper at the linebacker, playing close to the line of scrimmage and blowing up the opposing team's rushing attack. A great tackler. When he latches on it's done.
http://media.scout.com/media/image/130/1308981.jpg 2 Semaj Thomas Southwest  Texas 6'2/225 TCU
Junior Eval: Thomas is one of those linebackers with a high ceiling. He has settled in at the position after spending some time at defensive end. He could have as much upside as any other at the position.
http://media.scout.com/media/image/133/1333295.jpg 3 Landis Durham Plano East Sr  Texas 6'3/228 Texas A&M
Junior Eval: He is a sure tackler. He tackles through the ball carrier. He runs pretty well for a player with such a big frame. Able to shed blockers and shows good open field tackling ability using his long arms.
http://media.scout.com/media/image/127/1271736.jpg 4 Nathan Fox Clear Lake  Texas 6'1/235 Northwestern
Junior Eval: Fox is a throw-back player at the position. Has a big frame, but runs pretty well and hustles relentlessly to snuff out plays. He is a big hitter. Brings what you are looking for in a MLB. 
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