Week 5 Player Preview

Posted On: 08/5/20 7:31 AM

The linebacker position in the Ottawa-Kent Conferences features several difference-makers who can impact the game by stopping both the run and pass. Below I’ll break down the nine of the best linebackers in the area.

Austin RoonAustinRoon6'3" | LBByron Center | 2021StateMI, Byron Center 2021"

Austin is a physical presence who controls the middle of the field for Byron Center. Rarely does he have problems with initial blocks from running backs and has a knack for shedding blocks with efficiency. Austin takes good angles to passes out of the backfield and can make up ground when the ball is on the other side of the field.

Committed to Syracuse University

Daniel MasekDanielMasek6'2" | LBEast Grand Rapids | 2021StateMI, East Grand Rapids 2021"

Daniel attacks the line of scrimmage with aggression and wraps up ball carriers at the point of attack. He does a good job of keeping his head on a swivel in zone concepts and isn’t often caught cheating. Daniel keeps his feet chopping through contact and finish plays through the whistle.

Isaiah HicksIsaiahHicks6'0" | LBGrand Rapids Catholic Central | 2021MI, Grand Rapids Catholic Central 2021"

Isaiah is a versatile athlete who moves

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