The Southland's top high school linebackers of 2017

Eric Sondheimer
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The Southland’s top linebackers of 2017

Blake Antzoulatos; Chaminade; 6-2; 205; Jr.; He’s a tackling machine who hits with power.

Bo Calvert; Oaks Christian; 6-5; 215; Sr.; USC commit can play any defensive position.

Halid Djibril; Cathedral; 6-2; 190; Sr.; Terrific tackler who has speed to play safety.

Justin Flowe; Upland; 6-3; 210; So.; Had 19 tackles versus St. John Bosco as a freshman.

Jack Lamb; Great Oak; 6-4; 225; Sr.; Notre Dame commit had 18 tackles for losses.

Christian LaValle; Mission Viejo; 5-11; 205; Sr.; Arizona State commit is an aggressive, relentless tackler.

Clyde Moore; Corona del Mar; 6-0; 225; Sr.; Colorado commit has instincts, toughness.

Merlin Robertson; Gardena Serra; 6-3; 240; Sr.; No one pushes him around in the middle.

Raymond Scott; Narbonne; 6-0; 200; Sr.; USC commit is four-year starter.

Solomon Tuliaupupu; Mater Dei; 6-2; 220; Sr.; Physical, tough player inside.

Best of the rest

Darien Butler; Narbonne; 6-0; 230; Sr.; Very good stopping the run.

Darryl Carrington; Fairfax; 6-2; 210; Sr.; Three-year starter for the Lions.

Ralen Goforth; St. John Bosco; 6-2; 215; Jr.; All signs point toward him being impact player.

Jacobah Fuamatu; La Habra; 6-1; 205; So.; Eight-game starter as a freshman.

Mase Funa; Mater Dei; 6-1; 220; Jr.; Can run and make tackles.

J.D. Hernandez; Sierra Canyon; 6-1; 230; So.; Helped team win state title as a freshman.

Justin Houston; Gardena Serra; 6-4; 200; So.; Can be a standout.

Reggie Hughes; Calabasas; 5-11; 210; Sr.; Had 19 sacks.

Isaiah Johnson; Los Alamitos; 6-3; 215; Sr.; Arizona commit is quick, athletic and getting better.

Spencer Lytle; Servite; 6-3; 210; Jr.; Uses athleticism and smarts to produce.

Camron Pitcher; Corona Centennial; 6-0; 216; Sr.; Makes tackle after tackle.

Matthew Tago; Quartz Hill; 6-3; 230; Sr.; UCLA commit is best athlete on his team.

Patrick Willis; Crenshaw; 6-0; 185; Sr.; Flies to the ball, makes big plays.

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