Vanderbilt offers two top notch linebackers

The Vanderbilt staff has extended two new offers over the past 24 hours to top linebackers from Minnesota and Georgia.

Malik Horton, a 3-star linebacker from Langston Hughes high school in Georgia said he was, "Extremely Humbled & Honored to receive another offer from Vanderbilt University" on Thursday.  The 6-foot-3, 230 pound player also has offers from Colorado, Maryland, Southern Miss, Western Kentucky and others. Projected as an inside linebacker, he is ranked as the State of Georgia's No. 2 inside linebacker prospect by  As a junior, he had 150 tackles, two interceptions, four forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and broke up five passes.  Horton played at Westwood High School in South Carolina last year but transferred to Langston Hughes after moving to Atlanta.  His recruiting stock shot up after a stellar performance at a camp in June.

Nico Bolden (6-4, 196), a 3-star linebacker/safety prospect from Woodbury, Minnesota tweeted on Thursday afternoon, "Honored to have received an offer from Vanderbilt University!" In addition to Vandy, Bolden currently has offers from Washington State, Syracuse, Wyoming, New Mexico and others. Bolden, ranked the No. 1 outside linebacker prospect in his state by, has good speed and the length that Derek Mason is looking for in his Black Death Defense.  Bolden also plays some wide receiver and has returned kickoffs for Woodbury.

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