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Michael Deeb

Casey Karnes | Thursday, February 7, 2013

linebacker
6’2″ • 238
American Heritage High School
Plantation, Fla.

Although not one of the most heralded recruits in the upcoming class, Michael Deeb may have the potential to be one of its best players down the road. Deeb lives up to his reputation as a hard-nosed, intelligent inside linebacker, often blowing up plays in the backfield with ferocious hits.
His power stands out the most, as he stops running backs with immediate contact and offensive linemen struggle to move him out of the hole. And while speed is not his forte, he certainly shows the ability to be a sideline-to-sideline playmaker.
One area where he may need improvement is in pass coverage, where, like most young linebackers, he struggles to cover quicker running backs and receivers.