Here's a look at the 2017 linebackers with Longhorns offers

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Evaluation Browning is a big and physical presence on the field, especially intimidating at the linebacker position where you just do not see many guys with his size playing standing up. He missed much of his sophomore season, but bounced back with a strong junior year that saw him pile up a ton of honors and accolades. He moves all around the Kennedale defense. He will play up on the line of scrimmage as an edge rusher and he will move to the middle to stop the run. He shows a high acumen for playing against the pass, which is rare for a linebacker with his size. Could play a range of positions: outside linebacker, middle backer or defensive end. - Greg Powers *****

Evaluation Hines is a prospect who brings a lot of the qualities to the table that you are looking for in a top-tier linebacker prospect. He can play sideline-to-sideline and he will also deliver booming hits. He is a versatile prospect who could play middle linebacker or outside linebacker once he arrives in college and it is that scheme versatility that has helped him secure one of the nation's most elite offer lists. He is always around the football and collected crazy stats as a junior in 2015. - Greg Powers Strengths Athleticism Frame Hitting Ability Areas to Improve Pass Coverage Skills Bio As a junior in 2015, Hines racked up 205 tackles, 24 tackles for a loss and eight sacks to earn All-District, All-State, Scout All-Midlands, Scout Underclassman All-American and USA Today All-American honors. As a sophomore in 2014, Hines played his first year of 6A ball. He missed some games with an injury, but racked up 59 tackles, three tackles for a loss, recovered two fumbles and forced a fumble. As a freshman in 2013 playing at Episcopal School of Dallas, Hines racked up 125 tackles, 2 tackles for a loss, 11 sacks and forced three fumbles to earn Freshman All-American honors. *****

Evaluation Jones is a player who rose through the recruit ranks powered behind a strong junior year. He made a ton of plays as Austin Westlake made a deep march into the playoffs. He is always around the football and is physically a dominant force. He forces the action, making a good amount of plays behind the line of scrimmage and shows bursts of speed in the open field allowing him to chase down plays from sideline-to-sideline. He is long and lean and has the frame to be an even more impressive specimen as he matures. The brother of Cayleb Jones, who was also a Scout 300 prospect. - Greg Powers *****

Evaluation Where do you want Moses to play? Do you want him to score touchdowns as a running back? Do you want him to play with speed sideline to sideline at linebacker? Do you want him to rush the passer? Not many are like this young man. He does so many things at an extremely high level and he could be a Sunday-guy on either side of the ball. He has the rare combination of size, speed, strength, athleticism, and toughness. A quick-twitch athlete.


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