Still Available - JUCO LBs

A look at which JUCO linebackers are still available including mid-year prospects who can sign right now...

Cerritos LB Aaron Porter (6-2, 240) - Porter had a great season for the Falcons, leading the team with 87 tackles while also posting five sacks, 11 tackles-for-loss, an interception and two pass breakups from his middle linebacker spot and earned All-Conference honors for his efforts. The UCLA bounceback currently is committed to Washington State, but new schools are starting get into the picture with him. Porter has his two-year degree already, but he hasn’t signed. He will have two years to play two starting this fall.

Cerritos LB Erick Zarate (6-1, 215) - Zarate already has his two-year degree, so he can leave right away. Zarate definitely has FBS talent, but a clock issue may mean that he needs to go to a lower-level school. From his outside linebacker spot this past season, Zarate finished second on the team with 79 tackles to go along with 5.5 sacks, 12 tackles-for-loss, two fumble recoveries and two interceptions.

College of the Sequoias LB Rufus Brown (6-1, 220) - Led the Giants with 62 tackles while also posting 4.5 sacks and an interception. Strong against the run and plays well in space. Probably a better fit outside, but is stout enough to play inside if called upon.

Moorpark LB James Allen (6-1, 215) - The sophomore led the Raiders with 81 tackles while also posting two sacks, 7.5 tackles-for-loss, on fumble recovery, a forced fumble and an interception.

Moorpark LB Bobby Eckert (6-1, 210) - Eckert ranked second on the team in tackles, finishing with 66, while ranking third with eight tackles-for-loss.

Moorpark LB Alexander Small (6-0, 218) - Small is a bounceback from Buffalo. The redshirt freshman had 40 tackles and 2.5 tackles-for-loss this year.

Northeastern Oklahoma A&M LB Jacob Allen (6-1, 225) - Allen played one of the inside linebacker spots for the Golden Norsemen this past season and finished with 72 tackles, four sacks, four tackles-for-loss and a fumble recovery. Will have three years to play two starting in 2015.

Northeastern Oklahoma A&M LB Jevonte Cross (6-1, 235) - Cross tied Allen in tackles with 72 while also posting three sacks, seven tackles-for-loss, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries this past fall. Can play inside or outside, but his instincts and physicality make him a great fit inside. Will have two years to play two starting in 2015.

Santa Barbara LB James Benedix (6-0, 226) (Spring grad) - Benedix finished the 2014 season with 60 tackles, 2.5 sacks, 5.5 tackles-for-loss and one forced fumble from his linebacker spot.

Santa Barbara LB Cameron Gamble (6-1, 195) (May) - Undersized linebacker who can play as a rover/strong safety type at the next level. Gamble totaled 47 tackles, one sack, 4.5 tackles-for-loss, one fumble recovery, one interception and two pass breakups as a sophomore this past season.

Santa Barbara LB Jacob Pettit (6-3, 215) - Pettit is long and rangy. He fits well as a weakside (WIL) in most defenses. This past season, the sophomore finished third on the Vaqueros with 56 tackles while also racking up 1.5 sacks, eight tackles-for-loss and a forced fumble.

Snow LB Trevin Swensen (6-1, 235) - True middle linebacker whose specialty is stuffing the run. Swensen totaled 63 tackles, 5.5 sacks, nine tackles-for-loss and a fumble recovery in 2014.

Butte LB Jariah Booker (6-1, 220) - Booker was an All-Conference player for the Roadrunners this past season after he posted 60 tackles, 3.5 sacks, 11 tackles-for-loss and a fumble recovery. The Butte coaches loved his ability to play inside or outside. He’s already got his two-year degree and he’s smart, sporting a 3.1 GPA. Some FCS programs are giving him some attention, but he’s still waiting on an opportunity to present itself.

College of San Mateo LB Darius Henton (6-2, 230) - Henton got most of his reps as a speed inside linebacker, but he can play outside too. The sophomore finished the 2014 season with 32 tackles, four sacks and 8.5 tackles-for-loss.

College of San Mateo LB Randy Allen (6-3, 235) - Allen can play as a standup pass-rusher in a 3-4 or play a more traditional outside linebacker spot. The sophomore wound up leading the Bulldogs with 9.5 sacks and 17.5 tackles-for-loss while also posting 42 tackles and one forced fumble. He was named All-Nor Cal following the season.

College of San Mateo LB Mosa Likio (5-11, 235) - The sophomore led CSM with 72 tackles to go along with two sacks, 6.5 tackles-for-loss and two interceptions from his middle (MIK) linebacker spot and was named First Team All-Nor Cal for his efforts.

College of San Mateo LB Semisi Paea (6-0, 230) - Paea used his speed and athleticism to rack up 33 tackles, six sacks, 12.5 tackles-for-loss, two forced fumbles and two pass breakups as a sophomore this past season.

College of San Mateo LB Willie Mays (6-4, 215) - Mays’ specialty is the speed rush and this year in 11 games he posted four sacks, 23 tackles, four tackles-for-loss, one pass breakup and one blocked punt in spot duty.

College of San Mateo LB Viliami Uikilifi (6-2, 230) - Uikilifi posted 11 tackles and a fumble recovery in spot duty this fall. Uikilifi has excellent grades and is ready to go right now.

College of San Mateo LB Steven Stuart (5-11, 195) - Stewart is undersized, so he may need to move to strong safety at the next level, but in six games he did manage to post eight tackles, one sack and 1.5 tackles-for-loss.

College of San Mateo LB Tyler Leasau (5-11, 220) - While seeing reps in eight games, Leasau posted eight tackles, two tackles-for-loss, one forced fumble and one pass breakup.

College of San Mateo LB Michael Spivey (6-0, 240) - Spivey signed with Nevada after the 2013 season, but was unable to get qualified so he redshirted this season and is ready to sign with a school. As a sophomore in 2013, Spivey led CSM with 67 tackles to go along with 10.5 tackles-for-loss, 4.5 sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one interception.

Citrus LB Terrance Manderville (6-2, 215) - Manderville finished second on the Owls with 75 tackles and 10 tackles-for-loss to go along with 2.5 sacks and five pass breakups as a sophomore this past season. Manderville is probably a better fit outside with his size and speed. He can leave after the winter term is completed and he will have three years to play two starting in 2015.

Fresno LB Mitchell Francis (6-1, 225) - Francis led the Rams with 63 tackles to go along with 1.5 sacks, four tackles-for-loss, two forced fumbles and two interceptions as a freshman in 2014. Mitchell is a perfect fit inside with his instincts and sure-tackling abilities, but he’s nimble enough to play in space and make plays in the passing game as well. Will have four to play three starting in 2015.

Monroe LB Claudrecus Ellis (6-1, 220) - Ellis finished his sophomore season with 36 tackles, three sacks, 11 tackles-for-loss, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries. He’s got his two-year degree already and he will have three years to play two starting in 2015.

Nassau LB Alvin Enahoro (6-1, 215) - Enahoro is ready to go right now and he’s got some FCS programs looking his way. In seven games, the sophomore racked up 17 tackles, one sack and two tackles-for-loss.

Nassau LB Luder Jean-Louis (6-4, 220) - Outstanding talent who will finish up his academic work in June. Jean-Louis finished with 46 tackles, four sacks, 7.5 tackles-for-loss, one forced fumble, two fumble recovery and two interceptions and earned Second Team All-American honors following the season.

Independence Marc Robinson (6-1, 220) - Robinson ha d a solid season for the Pirates, racking up 97 tackles, 3.5 sacks, seven tackles-for-loss, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, one interception and a pass breakup. Robinson can leave right now and he will have three years to play two starting this fall.

El Camino LB Ralph Harvey Jr. (6-4, 225) - From his outside linebacker spot, Harvey led the Warriors with 71 tackles, one sack, 4.5 tackles-for-loss, two fumble recoveries and two interceptions. He was a full-qualifier out of high school and can leave at any time. The versatile linebacker has an offer from Prairie View A&M and he’s been getting a lot of interest from Kentucky, Illinois, Miami and Portland State. Harvey will have three years to play two starting this fall.

El Camino LB Winner Watts (6-0, 230) - Watts had 54 tackles, five tackles-for-loss, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, two pass breakups and one punt block. Watts has his two-year degree and he will have three years to play two starting this fall.

Ventura LB Kameron Klein (6-3, 245) (May) - Klein played tight end as a freshman and outside linebacker for the Pirates this past season, so he’s a very versatile athlete. Klein will have two years to play two starting this fall.

Ventura LB Kyler O'Halloran (6-2,240) - The redshirt freshman had an outstanding season for the Pirates, finishing with 57 tackles, one sack, three tackles-for-loss, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. He’s available to sign right now and he will have three years to play three beginning this fall.

Ventura LB Kaylan Striggles (6-2, 220) - Striggles, a part-time starter, finished with 37 tackles, one sack, 3.5 tackles-for-loss and a pass breakup this season. Striggles qualified out of high school, so he can leave at any time and he will have four years to play three starting this fall.

Lackawanna LB Keynonis Davis (6-1, 230) - In seven games, Davis racked up 24 tackles, three tackles-for-loss, one fumble recovery, two interceptions and two pass breakups. Because of a clock issue, Davis will need to go D-2, but he’s got enough talent to play FCS ball.

Lackawanna LB John Hall (6-2, 227) - Hall finished second on the team with 64 tackles and 6.5 tackles-for-loss. Hall can sign with a school immediately and he has three years to play two starting this fall.

Lackawanna LB QuVaughn Jones (6-0, 230) -Jones finished the 2014 football season with 13 tackles, one sack, three tackles-for-loss and two pass breakups while only playing in five games for the Falcons this season due to an injury, but he's fully healthy now. He can leave at any time and he has two years to play two starting this fall.

Lackawanna LB Raynard Revels (6-1, 228) - Revels is versatile enough to play defensive end or linebacker, depending on the need and the scheme. As a sophomore this season, Revels finished third on the team with six sacks while racking up 34 tackles and 12 tackles-for-loss. He is ready to sign right now and he will have two years to play two starting this fall.

Lackawanna LB Najee Surratt (6-2, 212) - In eight games, Suratt posted 22 tackles, oen sack, three tackles-for-loss and one fumble recovery. He plays mostly outside, but he can play as a nickel linebacker when called upon. Surratt can leave immediately and he has two years of eligibility remaining.

Lackawanna LB Gabriel Tillman (6-0, 226) - Tillman's main position with the Falcons was on the inside, but he's got the speed and quickness to play outside if necessary. Tillman finished with 34 tackles, one sack and five tackles-for-loss. The sophomore has his AA degree and he can sign at any time with three years to play two beginning this fall.

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