Terrence Lewis of Miami Northwestern High School (Florida) is the No. 1 high school football linebacker in the nation in the Class of 2021, according to the 247Sports.com composite rankings. Lewis, who has given his verbal commitment to the University of Tennessee, led the Bulls with 105 tackles as a junior with 15 tackles for loss, nine sacks and three interceptions for the Florida Class 5A state champions and a No. 7 overall ranking in the final 2019 High School Football America 100 national rankings.
Terrence Williams, Northwestern (Florida)
At No. 2 is Smael Mondon, one of two Georgia high school linebackers in the Top 5. The Paulding County senior-to-be is considered a 5-star recruit, who will stay in-state and play for the Georgia Bulldogs when he makes his college commitment.
Smael Mondon, Paulding County (Georgia)
The other Georgia linebacker in the Top 5 is North Gwinnett’s Barrett Carter, who has given his verbal commitment to Clemson. Carter is ranked No. 5 in the composite rankings.
Barrett Carter, North Gwinnett (Georgia)
Joining Carter at Clemson will be Jeremiah Trotter, Jr. of St. Joseph’s Prep in Philadelphia, son of former NFL linebacker Jeremiah Trotter, Sr. Trotter is considered a 4-star prospect.
Jeremiah Trotter, Jr., St. Joseph’s Prep (Pennsylvania)
At No. 4 is Mater Dei’s Raesjon Davis, one of four California linebackers in the Top 25. Davis has given his verbal to LSU.
Raesjon Davis, Mater Dei (California)
Linebackers, Class of 2021
No. 1 Terrence Lewis, OLB – Northwestern (Miami, Florida) – Tennessee
No. 2 Smael Mondon, OLB – Paulding County (Georgia) – Uncommitted
No. 3 Jeremiah Trotter, Jr. , ILB – St. Joseph’s Prep (Pennsylvania) – Clemson
No. 4 Raesjon Davis, OLB – Mater Dei (California) – LSU
No. 5 Barrett Carter, OLB – North Gwinnett (Georgia) – Clemson
No. 6 – Xavian Sorey, OLB – Graceville (Florida) – Uncommitted
No. 7 Reid Carrico, ILB – Ironton (Ohio) – Ohio State
No. 8 Ethan Calvert, ILB – Oaks Christian (California) – Uncommitted
No. 9 Branden Jennings, OLB – Sandalwood (Florida) – Florida State
No. 10 Keith Brown, ILB – Lebanon (Oregon) – Oregon
No. 11 Julien Simon, OLB – Lincoln (Tacoma, Washington) – USC
No. 12 Deontae Lawson, ILB – Mobile Christian School (Alabama) – Alabama
No. 13 Junior Colson, OLB – Ravenwood (Tennessee) – Michigan
No. 14 Raneiria Dillworth, Glenn (North Carolina) – North Carolina)
No. 15 Aaron Willis, OLB – St. Frances Academy (Maryland) – Tennessee
No. 16 Ma’a Gaoteote, OLB – St. John Bosco (California) – USC
No. 17 Wynden Ho’ohuli, ILB – Mililani (Hawaii) – Uncommitted
No. 18 Kendrick Blackshire, ILB – Duncanville (Texas) – Alabama
No. 19 Jonathan Flowe, OLB – Upland (California) – Uncommitted
No. 20 Power Echols, LB – Vance (North Carolina) – North Carolina
No. 21 Greg Penn III, ILB – DeMatha (Maryland) – LSU
No. 22 Zavier Carter, OLB – Hapeville Charter (Georgia) – LSU
No. 23 Jamon Dumas-Johnson, ILB – St. Frances Academy (Maryland) – Georgia
No. 24 Ian Jackson, OLB – Prattville (Alabama) – Alabama
No. 25 Yanni Karlaftis, OLB – West Lafayette (Indiana) – Uncommitted