TOP 2024 LINEBACKER RECRUITS
The Scout Trout & College Football Now top 2024 linebacker recruits scouting database features the top class of 2024 outside & inside linebacker recruits in the world of college football recruiting!
Updated March 17th, 2023 at 3:07 p.m. CST
Updated March 17th, 2023 at 3:07 p.m. CST
2024 TOP LB RECRUITS
Scout Trout & College Football Now 2024 top LB recruits scouting profiles are updated year around with pertinent S.T.E.P ratings data that is used to track each top 2024 LB recruits progression & determine their S.T.E.P rating for national recruit ranking placement.
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LB Wyatt Potter
GPA - 4.0
ACT - 25
Top 2024 LB recruit Wyatt Potter was able to anchor the St.Thomas Aquinas defense from both the MLB and OLB positions with his intensity and stellar overall athletics throughout the duration of his sophomore season. Potter was able to instinctively diagnose plays and demonstrated remarkable closing speed when in pursuit of ball carriers, as he possesses all of the elite attributes of a 2024 Top LB Recruit at College Football Today. Wyatt possesses outstanding lateral quickness and is able to detach quickly from oncoming blockers, while also proving to be an extremely sound tackler upon arrival at the football. His innate ability to mirror the opposing team's quarterback in shadow defensive concepts is able to shut down any chance of them picking up yards in the running game. Wyatt is able to quickly cover ground from sideline to sideline and can be constantly witnessed shooting into the opposing team’s backfield with excellent overall acceleration, while also keeping his legs churning to finish tackles. Top 2024 LB Recruit Wyatt Potter is also very gifted in pass defense and is able to sink into zone coverage, while exhibiting the ability to quickly plant and break on the ball to be disruptive in the passing game. His overall tenacity, grit and high motor on the defensive side of the football will continue to wreak havoc on opposing offenses in the State of Kansas the next two years, as he is one of the most technically sound and athletically gifted LB’s in his class. Potter has been improving in every Top 2024 LB Recruit S.T.E.P ratings category since his 8th grade season and will be a highly touted 2024 LB recruit coming out of the State of Kansas in the coming future.
40 yard dash - 4.64
Vertical - 30.5"
Bench - 340 (MAX)
Broad jump - 103"
Squat - 525
Clean - 270
Career season stats - 148 tackles (65 solo), 3.5 sacks, 14 tackles for loss, 2 fumble recoveries, 2 pass deflections & 1 interception
2022 - 1st Team All State (KS) 4A - LB
2022 - 1st Team All League (EKL) - LB
2022 - EKL Champs, Sub State Runner-Up
2024 Top LB Recruit Wyatt Potter Scouting Evaluation
Randy Dreiling - Head Coach
Freshmen Season Scouting Notes - Top 2024 RB/OLB recruit Wyatt Potter is an explosive downhill runner out of Overland Park in Kansas, who has an enormous amount of potential to flourish as a running back the next four years at St.Thomas Aquinas. Potter can be seen in his 2019 highlight's using great ball carrier vision and excellent burst to pull away from defenders. He is a very tough football player and has recently been flying around as a hard hitting linebacker recruit. Potter has outstanding lateral movement and could project at many positions on both sides of the football, as well as Special Teams. Potter can be seen in his new 2020 highlight's taking great angles in pursuit of ball carriers and is a very technically sound tackler. I honestly believe he will play either SS/OLB or RB in college, as he is an elite athlete coming out of the State of Kansas.
LB Christian Wood
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All-American notes - 2024 All-American LB Christian Wood has demonstrated an immense amount of grit and determination in his efforts to become a complete overall American football player on the gridiron of Georgia HS football. Christian is one the hardest workers on & off the field and has grown significantly in every respect needed to dominate at the next level as a top inside linebacker, who possesses the lateral agility & closing speed to track ball carriers down from sideline to sideline. Wood possesses an innate ability to shed blocks instantly while rapidly weaving through traffic to make bone-shattering tackles. On the flip side, Wood is a very intriguing fullback prospect that has the tenacity and capabilities to gain instant leverage with his flawless blocking technique and has the speed to be capable of sneaking out into the flats after demoralizing his initial blocking assignments throughout the duration of a contest. His intense motor & active feet give him the ability to quickly knife into the oppositions backfield while driving through ball carriers to pile drive them viciously to the turf. Wood appears to possess a 6th sense when it comes to diagnosing his opponents play-designs as he is a true student of the game of American football and lacks nothing as far as a true warrior is concerned as an elite All-American linebacker. I am honored that yet another one of the nation’s elite class of 2024 football recruits will be making trip to Panama City Beach, Florida for the 2023 All-American Bowl, as Christian Woods exudes all of the athletic & academic traits needed to excel as a superior student-athlete in the world of College Football Now.
Sophomore scouting notes - Top 2024 LB recruit Christian Wood is arguably the best rising 2024 linebacker recruit coming out of the talent rich State of Georgia and is able to diagnose plays quickly, while using outstanding quickness to pummel ball carriers for a loss of yardage. Wood is an extremely physical linebacker, who completely unearths running backs upon arrival and is one of the most sure tacklers I have witnessed in his recruiting class. He is able to rapidly identify passing situations and shows great overall hip mobility and flexion when dropping into zone coverage. After dropping into coverage, Wood can instantly stick his foot in the ground and zoom to the football to cause mayhem for the opposing offense. He recently was seen on Twitter talking to the legendary Hall of Fame linebacker from the Baltimore Ravens Ray Lewis and has the athletic capabilities to one day be just as good as the GOAT! Top 2024 LB recruit Christian Wood has been added to our Top 2024 LB recruit rankings at College Football Today.
40 yard dash - 4.8
Bench press - 225 X 6 - 260 (MAX)
Squat - 400 (MAX)
CFB offers - Toledo, North Carolina A&T, Maryland, UNC-Charlotte & Alabama A&M
CFB teams showing interest - Georgia Southern, Louisville, Western Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky, Memphis, Army, West Georgia, Wingate, Newberry, LaGrange, West Alabama, Fort Valley State & LaGrange
LB Treston Ward
GPA - 3.4
Player notes - New Top 2024 LB recruit Treston Ward has been a destructive force of nature as an inside linebacker and has been able to consistently wreak havoc in the opposing teams backfield during his junior season campaign at Frostproof HS in Florida. Ward exhibits many athletic traits that project at an extremely high level as an elite middle linebacker, as he demonstrates the physicality and cheetah like closing speed that will be highly coveted by collegiate recruiters nationally this next recruiting cycle. Treston is able to quickly disengage from offensive linemen with his highly active & combative hands, while keeping his eyes in the backfield to locate ball carriers and is one of the more punishing tacklers in the 2024 recruiting class. Upon arrival at the football, he does a masterful job at keeping his legs churning after wrapping up and is able to drive ball carriers viciously to the turf. 2024 All-American LB Treston Ward is also highly effective at quickly knifing his way through the offensive front when sent on blitzes & his ability to collapse the pocket could potentially also fulfill an OLB or EDGE role if needed. He also has excellent overall hip mobility when sticking with receivers in man to man coverage and is able to fluently rotate when sinking into zone coverage to break up would be pass attempts or burst to the ball to deliver brutalizing blows to receiving targets. Top 2024 LB recruit Treston Ward has accepted his 2024 All-American nomination and will be wearing number 19 for Team South in the 2023 All-American Bowl game in Panama City Beach, Florida!
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Bench press - 185X10
CFB programs showing interest - Princeton, Georgia State, Middle Tennessee State, Mercer & Northwestern
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LB Bryce Kazmierczak
Trinity Christian Academy
GPA - 3.5
Player notes - Top 2024 LB recruit Bryce Kazmierczak is one of the most physically dominating edge rushers nationally and has been wreaking havoc as an elite edge rusher for the Trinity Christian defense, as he possesses uncanny overall athletics that project as an All-American Hybrid-OLB at the next level. Bryce is able to fire off the snap of the ball utilizing his fast twitch muscle fibers to burst past opposing blockers, while being able to gain leverage with excellent hand placement and quickly locate the ball to bring QB's & ball carriers viciously to the turf. His closing speed coming off the edge is just as good or better than the elite pass rushers I evaluated last 2024 Top 500+ FB Recruit re-rank, as he possesses excellent lateral agility that enables him to rapidly cover a vast amount of territory. After engaging with offensive linemen, Kazmierczak does a masterful job at keeping his arms extended while keeping his eyes in the backfield and is able to quickly detach to bring ball carriers to an immediate halt. His ability to read & recognize the offenses play designs could also potentially suit a collegiate defense as a middle linebacker, as he proves to be the ultimate swiss army knife on the defensive side of the ball in the 2024 football recruiting class. New Top 2024 LB recruit Bryce Kazmierczak has been added to the College Football Now & ESPN Pus 2024 Top 500+ Football Recruit Rankings and will be wearing number 25 for Team South in the Scout Trout 2023 All-American Bowl!
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40 yard dash - 4.6
Bench press - 185 X 14, 225 X 6
Broad jump - 10'9"
Vertical leap - 32"
Sophomore season stats - 94 tackles & 12 sacks
CFB programs showing interest - Louisville, Louisiana Tech, Duke, Notre Dame, Boston College, Maryland, Miami of Ohio, UNC-Charlotte, FAU & FIU
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LB/RB Teague Ward
GPA - 4.5
Player notes - Top 2024 RB/LB recruit Teague Ward was physically dominating on both sides of the ball during his sophomore season campaign as he proved to be one of the nations elite downhill runners, while also possessing extremely sound linebacker instincts that make him a terrorizing & destructive force of nature upon opposing offenses. 2024 top RB/LB recruit Teague Ward is able to square his shoulders quickly to get his massive 6’0”,210 pound frame motoring downhill to plow through would-be-tacklers and demonstrates remarkable agility with the ability to deceptively change speeds and rapidly flip his course of direction against the grain of the defense. Ward also proved to be a highly disruptive linebacker for opposing teams who is capable of quickly identifying the offense's play design and close ground rapidly to swiftly wrap up ball carriers, as he is one of the more sure tacklers in the 2024 recruiting class. Teague’s athletic skill-set also was utilized out of the backfield in the passing game, as he also possesses a mass amount of potential as an H-Back receiving target who can go over the top of the defense with the physicality he has demonstrated throughout his illustrious career on the gridiron of South Carolina HS football. New Top 2024 RB/LB recruit Teague Ward has the capability to line up practically anywhere on the field of play and the diversity he brings to the gridiron reminds me of a young Brian Urlacher, who excelled as a FS at the University of New Mexico. Top 2024 RB/LB recruit Teague Ward has been added to the College Football Now & ESPN Plus 2024 Top Football Recruit Rankings and will be rapidly rising over the course of his CFB recruiting process!
40 yard dash - 4.64
5-10-5 shuttle - 4.3
Broad jump - 113"
Vertical leap - 32"
Bench press - 225 X 18
CFB programs showing interest - UNC-Charlotte, Clemson, Coastal Carolina, UT-Chattanooga & Newberry
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DE/LB Kedrick Burley
GPA - 3.0
Player notes - Top 2024 DE recruit Kedrick Burley will be rising rapidly up college football programs recruiting boards after demonstrating explosive pass rushing capabilities coming off the edge throughout his sophomore season at Santaluces HS in Florida. Burley’s fast twitch muscle fibers give him the ability to come screaming off the edge with his rapidly quick first step, while utilizing highly active & combative hands through a repertoire of power & finesse moves to torch offensive linemen en-route to the quarterback. Kedrick also proves to have an extremely high motor when tracking ball carriers down and exhibits the agility needed to flourish as an extremely disruptive hybrid DE/OLB in the world of College Football Today. New top 2024 DE/OLB recruit Kedrick Burley is one of the most dynamic pass rushers in the 2024 football recruiting class and has recently earned offers from Temple & Appalachian State, as he has many athletic traits that could potentially hear his name called in the NFL Draft if he continues to progress in the right system throughout his collegiate career. New Top 2024 DE/OLB recruit Kedrick Burley has been added to the College Football Today & ESPN Plus 2024 Top Football Recruit Rankings and will be highly sought after nationally in the recruiting process.
40 yard dash - 4.8
Broad jump - 8'6"
Vertical leap - 31"
Bench press - 290 (MAX)
CFB Offers - Western Michigan, Appalachian State & Temple
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DE/LB Isaiah Pierre
Noble & Greenough School
GPA - 3.53
Player notes - Top 2024 DE/LB recruit Isaiah Pierre was a highly destructive force of nature coming off the edge during his sophomore season campaign as he was able to wreak havoc in the opposing teams backfield with his brutalizing pass rushing abilities. Pierre is extremely quick off the snap of the football and utilizes his highly combative hands to knock o-linemen off balance, while executing quick rip & swim moves to wreak havoc on opposing teams quarterbacks. Isaiah is also a very astute pass rusher who is able to recognize passing plays and get his arms extended quickly to break up would be pass attempts. His brute strength gives him the ability to hold the edge in the running game as he is able to quickly discard oncoming blockers and detach to make plays on the football. Top 2024 DE/OLB recruit Isaiah Pierre also plays with a very active and high motor and is able to create turnovers with the disruption he is able to create week in and week out. New top 2024 edge rusher Isaiah Pierre has been added to the College Football Today & ESPN Plus 2024 Top LB Recruit Rankings, as college football recruiters nationally begin to take notice of potentially the next elite edge rusher in the world of NCAA football.
40 yard dash - 4.72
Broad jump - 8'7"
Vertical leap - 28.5"
Bench press - 185 X 11
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LB Brian Williams III
GPA - 3.9
Player notes - Top 2024 LB recruit Brian Williams III was a key contributor for the Voyager Prep defense from the MLB position during his Sophomore season campaign and was able to enforce his will on opposing offenses with his rangy athletic skill-set. He proved to have the ability to read plays quickly to come up and make sure tackles, while possessing extremely sound technique when gaining leverage to detach from oncoming blockers. Williams III already possesses the size needed at a young age to rise rapidly in the college football recruiting world and will essentially grow into a dominating force at the linebacker position. Top 2024 LB recruit Brian Williams III is being added to the College Football Today & ESPN Plus 2024 Top Linebacker Recruit Rankings and will certainly be a player to watch coming out of the great State of Michigan in the coming future!
40 yard dash - 4.8
Bench press - 185 X 8, 225 X 3 (250 MAX)
Squat - 330
Dead-Lift - 385
Squat - 365
Clean - 185
CFB programs showing interest - Washington U, McPherson, Dordt, Lyon, Chapman, Allen, Miles, Dakota State & North Carolina A&T
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ILB Matthew Furness III
Lutheran South Academy
GPA - 3.9
Player notes - Top 2024 LB recruit Matthew Furness III hails from Pearland, Texas and shows outstanding overall potential at the linebacker position. Furness is able to read & react extremely quickly, while shooting his way into running lanes to bring ball carriers to a screeching halt. Matthew exhibits extremely good lateral agility and has the instincts, game speed and tenacity to become the next big time 2024 LB recruit coming out of the talent rich State of Texas. His high motor can be visibly seen throughout his YouTube highlight's and Furness III has an uncanny ability to create turnovers, while either dropping into zone coverage or prying the ball loose to cause fumbles. New Top 2024 LB recruit has been added College Football Today & ESPN+ Top 2024 football recruit rankings for our end of season re-rank
40 yard dash - 4.8
5-10-5 shuttle - 4.6
Bench press - 250 (MAX)
Squat - 425 (MAX)
Broad jump - 7'8"
Vertical leap - 25"
CFB teams showing interest - Houston Baptist, Arizona St, Liberty, Tarleton St, Yale, Penn, Harvard, Lafayette, Lehigh & Princeton
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LB/ATH Keith Hodge Jr
North Crowley HS
GPA - 3.3
Player notes - Top 2024 LB recruit Keith Hodge Jr is one of the fastest rising 2024 football recruits in the State of Texas and is a synaptic-ally explosive player coming off the edge. He recently earned an offer from NC State after being ranked number 2 overall in College Football Today's Top 2024 Linebacker recruit rankings and looks to build off an impressive start in his recruitment to top tier programs nationally. It all started back in Montclair, New Jersey where Keith Hodge Jr was one of the most explosive players in the nation as a highly gifted ball carrier and exhilarating play-maker. He has since grown rapidly and fits the mold of a big time edge rusher, but could also produce mightily on the offensive side of the football, as a wide receiver or tight end recruit. I am highly intrigued with Keith's overall skill-set and determination to be the best on & off the field. UPDATE: Top 2024 LB recruit Keith Hodge Jr has proven to be a dynamic athlete at the SS/OLB position and has made tremendous strides in his ability to bring ball carriers viciously to the turf, as he has proven to be one of the more sure tacklers in the 2024 recruiting class. Hodge possesses outstanding closing speed when tracking ball carriers down in the backfield and on special teams, as he is one of the more gifted athletes in the 2024 recruiting class at the SS position. He now excels in man to man and zone coverage schemes and is able to sink underneath routes to quickly break up would be pass attempts. Top 2024 SS/OLB recruit Keith Hodge will be moving up the College Football Now & ESPN Plus 2024 Top 500+ Football Recruit Rankings, after demonstrated the capabilities to become a dominant rover strong safety at the next level.
40 yard dash - 4.50
Bench press - 240 (MAX)
Squat - 405
Broad jump - 9'6"
Vertical - 36"
CFB programs showing interest - SMU, Clemson, Oregon, Rutgers, Arizona, North Texas, Miami, Penn State, Penn & Princeton
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LB/ATH Tovani Mizell
GPA - 4.0
Player notes - Top 2024 football recruit Tovani Mizell played varsity football as an 8th grader for Westminister Academy and was ranked #4 in the nation by Youth1 in the class of 2024. Mizell has unbelievable overall athletics as an 8th grader and will be a dominant force in the run game the next four years. On the defensive side of the ball, Tovani is not afraid to play up in the box and is a very sure tackler. He shows the ability to read play designs at an early age and has great acceleration in pursuit of ball carriers. Tovani is very sound in both zone & man coverage and will be a highly acclaimed Top 2024 football recruit in the world of College Football Today.
40 yard dash - 4.3 (laser)
5-10-5 shuttle - 4.26
Vertical - 34"
Powerball - 33"
Broad jump - 11'7"
Bench press - 205 X 3 (235 MAX)
Positions - RB, OLB, CB & SS
CFB offers - Western Kentucky, UNC-Charlotte, Boston College, Marshall, Temple, UMass, Arizona, Florida, Alabama, Maryland, Oregon, Virginia Tech, Penn State, Georgia, Louisville, Rutgers, USC, Tennessee, Oklahoma, UCF, Coastal Carolina, FAMU, Illinois, Florida Atlantic, Pittsburgh, Arkansas, Texas A&M, Cincinnati, U of Alabama-Birmingham, Jackson State, Indiana & Incarnate-Word
CFB programs showing interest - Notre Dame, Miami & Louisiana- Lafayette
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