The linebacker board for the Texas Longhorns is deeper than any other position in 2017. Texas is looking for three to four linebackers to add to an already young and stellar crew with Malik Jefferson, Anthony Wheeler, and Jeffrey McCulloch.
The Contenders –
Dylan Moses is the No 2 overall ranked player in the class of 2017. Checking in from Bradenton (Fla) IMG Academy, Moses is a 6-foot-2, 220-pound athlete with 4.45 speed. The five-star holds every offer in the book but look at Alabama, LSU, and Texas to fight it out until the end. Dylan Moses.
Anthony Hines is the No 14 overall ranked player in the class of 2017. Checking in from Plano (Texas) Plano East Senior, Hines is a 6-foot-3, 230-pound inside linebacker with 4.5 speed. Hines, like Moses, holds every offer in the book but look for Alabama, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Stanford and Texas to be among the final teams standing. This one could come down to Texas and Oklahoma. Anthony Hines.
Baron Browning is the No 20 overall ranked player in the class of 2017. Checking in from Kennedale (Texas) the five-star outside linebacker stands 6-foot-4, 230-pounds. Alabama, TCU, Texas and Ohio State are but a few that have offered Browning. Keep an eye on Ohio State, TCU, and Texas. Baron Browning.
Chris Allen is probably the player Texas fans know the least about at this time. The No 86 ranked player in the class of 2017 is from Baton Rouge (LA) Southern University Lab. At 6-foot-4, 235-pounds, Allen is a four-star prospect with offers from Alabama, Florida, LSU, Auburn, Florida State, Georgia, Texas and Ole Miss to name a few. Keep an eye on Nick Saban and the Tide. Chris Allen.
Levi Jones checks in as the No 172 ranked player in the class of 2017. Jones is from Austin (Texas) Westlake. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound Jones holds offers from LSU, Oklahoma, TCU, Texas, USC and UCLA. Levi Jones.
Tyler Taylor is flying under the radar among Texas fans, but the four-star standout is one of the very best outside linebackers on the board for the Longhorns. The No 231 ranked player in 2017 checks in from Buford (GA) Lanier. Taylor holds every significant offer around including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, LSU, and Texas. Is Texas the team to beat after his recent visit to Austin? Taylor had an incredible trip, and it may have gone better for his mother. Tyler Taylor.
Kenneth Murray is the only three-star linebacker with an offer from Texas at this time. Do not let the star ranking fool you. The 6-foot-2, 220-pound linebacker checks in from Missouri City (Texas) Ft. Bend Elkins. Michigan, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Texas A&M, California, and Houston are the teams that will fight it out for Murray. Kenneth Murray.
When you have this kind of talent on the board at one position, it makes things a little easier. While most Texas fans have their favorites, Texas is looking for any three possible. The Longhorns will go head to head with Alabama, Oklahoma, Ohio State, LSU and Georgia for the very best linebackers in the class of 2017. Let the games begin.