Posted On: 01/9/21 5:01 PM

The linebacker position comes with a lot of responsibility for those who wants to be around the ball constantly. You are seen most of the times as the captain of the defense to make sure everyone does their job and relaying the defensive call and a big key to stopping the run. These young, rising linebackers in the North Coast Section all were outstanding last season as they all achieved over 100 tackles respectively.

Mitch Russell - 6’2, 215 lbs - Cardinal Newman - Senior

Twitter: @MitchRussell20

Tallying 125 tackles in 15 games for Cardinal Newman last season, Mitch Russell proved to be one of the best linebackers in his league and section last year by achieving North Bay First Team All League Defense honors. He was the #1 non-senior tackler in the North Coast Section and what instantly jumped off my screen on tape to me about Russell, was his ability to react off the snap and his pursuit without hesitation. A little stiff as a player, but I did notice he was really good at keeping his shoulders square the entire time during a play, and his acceleration to get to the football was

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