UA/Scout Combine Miami: LB's
Frankie Telfort
Frankie Telfort

Posted Apr 10, 2008


The Under Armour/Scout.com Combine hit South Florida this past Saturday and many of the state's premier prospects were there. A lot of kids put themselves on the recruiting map with their strong performances. Lets take a closer look at some of the top linebackers at the event.

Top Performer:
Frankie Telfort -- He came into the event considered a four-star prospect on Scout.com and he lived up to that billing last Saturday. While he's not the biggest linebacker out there (5-10.5/195), his speed and explosiveness are extremely impressive. His 4.41/40 time was tops among linebackers and his 36-inch vertical jump was very impressive as well. During drills, he jumped all over everything and was able to match up in space against any running back at the event.

Other Standouts:
Kenneth Dillard -- Although a bit undersized at 5-11.5/188, Dillard tested very well. His 4.47/40 time was very impressive and second to only Telfort. He looked very smooth running through drills and showed why he's definitely a legit Division 1 linebacker prospect. Without Sean Spence and Quavon Taylor around this year, look for Dillard to have a big year at linebacker for the West.

Toney Moore -- At 6-feet and 200 pounds, Moore's 4.50/40 time was very impressive. His 38-inch vertical jump was good for third best at the entire event. He plays defensive end in high school but proved that he has the athleticism to be considered a major Division 1 linebacker prospect.

Phil Walker -- At 6-1/208, Walker has ideal size for a linebacker prospect at this age. While he didn't run the 40, everything else he did was very impressive -- especially his 37-inch vertical jump. He looked smooth in coverage and is definitely a major Division 1 linebacker prospect.

Sleeper:
Brandon Hawthorne -- Another small but athletic linebacker prospect, Hawthorne's body type will enable him to add some weight pretty easily. At 6-feet and 185 now, he ran a 4.72/40 and jumped 36 inches. He covers ground in a hurry at linebacker and looked good in drills.

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