Top high school football linebackers in the Class of 2021

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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

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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

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.