College Football Recruiting: Top 10 OLBs in the Class of 2016

Dec. 22 -- The Race to National Signing Day continues with a breakdown of the top 10 outside linebackers in the 2016 class...

1. Mique Juarez, Torrance (Calif.) North

The top outside linebacker in the country was a long-time USC commit but opened things up so UCLAMississippi, Washington and Oklahoma are all battling to get the five-star.

2. Caleb Kelly, Fresno (Calif.) Clovis West

The highest rated prospect to ever come out of the Central Valley, Kelly has Oklahoma and Notre Dame going at it for him, like a handful of other Fresno area products the past few years.

3. Curtis Robinson, Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei

Robinson is one of the best big athletes in the country, a gifted receiver to go along with being a terrific linebacker and Stanford is eager to bring his versatility to The Farm.

4. Jeffrey McCulloch, Houston (Texas) Davis

Notre Dame, Stanford and Florida have all had McCulloch in for an official visit and the homestate schools, Texas and Texas A&M are hoping to get him on campus in January.

5. Carter Coughlin, Eden Prairie (Minn.)

Coughlin is the No. 1 player in Minnesota in this class and the Golden Gophers were thrilled to keep him close to home, holding off a number of Big Ten schools.

6. Camilo Eifler, Oakland (Calif.) Bishop O'Dowd

One of the most athletic linebackers in the country, Eifler chose Chris Petersen and Washington during the summer, the same school his high school coach, Napoleon Kaufman starred at in the 90's.

7. Brendan Ferns, St. Clairsville (Ohio)

The Army All-American has Alabama, Penn State and West Virginia as his top three.

8. Michael Divinity, Marrero (La.) Ehret

LSU got a commitment from Louisiana's top linebacker during the fall, pulling him in over 40 offers from all over the country.

9. McKinley Mitchell, Oviedo (Fla.)

Mitchell spent much of his prep career in Texas before moving to Florida but his top schools are primarily from the Lone Star State.

10. Keion Joyner, Havelock (N.C.)

A two-team battle for Joyner pits Florida State against LSU for the four-star.


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