INSIDER: Hot Linebackers to know in the Florida ’23 class – We look at some of the best of the best for the super sophomore class of LBs in Florida. Players like Amos Brown of Astronaut are great pass readers and very quick, Lake Minneola’s Dylan Thomaselli is a outside man that is a smart reader and a physical hitter to know. Brady Nowlen of Nature Coast Tech is a force as well and a guy coming off a big time 82 tackle season in 2020.
Amos Brown, 6’0, 215, OLB, 2023, Astronaut @Luhwop7
One of the very active footwork guys at OLB in the class of 2023, Brown is a big timer at Astronaut High and is one of the top backers in the state at dropping back into coverage and making the big plays on the ball. Very quick and very smart also, the 6-0, 215 Brown has good size and is a big time open field tackler as well and a very hot LB prospect that can do a little bit of everything at a very high level of play.
Keyshawn Campbell, 6’0, 195, OLB, 2023, Vero Beach @keyshawncampbe5
One of those players that really grabs your attention and is a very impressive overall athlete regardless of position, a gut that at LB is one of the top athletes on the entire Vero Beach team. Campbell, a 6-0, 195 pound outside play maker, is one of the class of ’23s in the Sunshine State that can really motor from side line to side line and is a hard worker and a very strong pound for pound talent in the FLA ’23.
Jalen McKay, 6’2, 214, MLB, 2023, Tavares @jalenmckay26
At 6-2, 214 McKay has the elite next level frame of height and power that colleges like to see and he can really light some guys up from the middle for Tavares High. McKay is a player that can also be a major talent out of the Tavares backfield, has power and speed and can be a guy that can make some big time plays on both sides of the football. McKay is a very impressive big man that should be a big timer in the coming 2021 season.
Brady Nowlen, 6’2, 195, LB, 2023, Nature Coast Tech @bradynowlan15
A player that you have to love for his get after it approach and plays off the edge to be one of the top pure defensive forces in the Florida class of ’23. The huge super sophomore talent in the Florida class of 2023 impressed in 2020 with 82 tackles in seven games, had five tackles for losses, a pair of sacks, one safety, one interception, and one defensive touchdown. Is a guy that is very tough to block also and can really be a nice pressure guy as well as a huge tackling machine that seems to be able to cover the entire field very well.
Trooper Price, 6’0, 195, OLB, 2023, North Florida Christian @TrooperPrice
What a player, you just have to love watching this talented play making ’23 LB go to work for North Florida High School. The 6-0, 195 outside backer can really be a guy that is a full blown play making machine and a tackler that is all over the field time and time again. Price wowed everyone with a huge 2020 season, as the super sophomore racked up 152 tackles, had 24 tackles for losses and forced two fumbles in nine games. Price has all the makings of being one of the elite tacklers in the ’23 class for sure.
Owen Proth, 6’0, 210, LB, 2023, Oviedo @ProthOwen
A get after young player that has a good solid 6-0, 210 frame and is already among the team leading tacklers, finishing third on the Oviedo team in 2020 for tackles at Linebacker. Proth is a player that can really use some major impressive strength and power as well. Owen can bench 275 and squat 390 and is one of the strongest pound for pound linebackers in the Florida class of 2023. Look for a huge 2021 season from the big timer from the Orlando area.
Dylan Thomaselli, 6’1, 205, OLB, 2023, Lake Minneola @DylanThomasell
Thomaselli is one good one and really has come on strong for Lake Minneola, a 6-1, 205 frame from the outside backer position, Dylan is one of those play makers that excels at being a nice spy off the edge, reads plays very well and then reacts well as a physical tackler and also is a very tough nosed backer that can fight off blocks and still get in on and make some huge stops for the Lake Minneola defensive unit. A play maker that is a must see ’23 among Florida’s top OLBs.
Brayden Walker, 6’2, 231, LB, 2023, American Heritage @BraydenWalkerfl
Pure physical machine to look at the huge shoulder and big armed Walker is 6-2, 231 and has the makings of a backer already playing at the D1 level with his powerful build and frame for American Heritage. Walker is a player that can run the 40 in a very impressive 4.75 time. Bench max is 375, 225×18, can squat 405 and deadlift 435 for a great pure power prospect to know and a guy that is all about being the power play backer that can make punishing hits and still maintain agility on the field with a 231 pound frame.
Bo Wargel, 5’10,180, MLB, 2023, Windermere @BoWargel
One of the speedy guys that proves you don’t have to be a big linebacker to be a ferocious play maker in the middle. The Windemere super sophomore is a 5-10, 180 enforcer in the middle and is coming off a huge 2020 year with 35 tackles, two sacks, five tackles for losses , and two fumble recoveries. A guy that is one of the best side line to side line and a big timer to know in the 2023 class.