JD2 Preview: Linebackers

Saturday, Texas hosts JD2, and LonghornDigest.com will review each position group expected to be on campus for the event. Up now, the linebackers.

Deoundrei Davis, Cypress Woods

If this were a stock report, you'd see a giant up arrow next to Davis's name, because he's one of the fastest rising prospects in the state. Davis could be the top outside linebacker in Texas by the time he's done, and on film he's a 6-2 200-pound missile that hones in on opposing ball-carriers. It could be between he and Junior Day I visitor Naashon Hughes for an elusive linebacker offer in this class.

Deon Hollins, Fort Bend Marshall

Many see Hollins as a defensive end, but his lack of ideal height, and his ability to play in space, could see him playing as an outside linebacker at the next level. He's different from a guy like Hughes, who thrives in coverage, because Hollins has a talent to get after the quarterback. That's a great skill to have in Texas defensive coordinator Manny Diaz's scheme.

Brett Wade, Kennedale

Unlike all the other linebackers Texas has gotten to visit, Wade is a pure middle linebacker, a mashing player who hits with tremendous strength at the point of attack. He isn't quite a good enough athlete to project to the outside, which could make it tough for him to get an offer. After all, Texas took two pure middles in last year's class in Alex De La Torre and Dalton Santos.

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