The Top of the 2010 Linebacker Class

The best of the linebackers in the incoming senior class are revealed.

After Caleb Lavey, Tevin Jackson and Dominique Patterson were revealed yesterday, it's time to look at the Top 2 linebackers in the Class of 2010 from Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex schools.

So like always, make that fun drumroll sound with your mouth that I can't make, and pay attention as we reveal the best two linebackers around.

2. Aaron Benson, Cedar Hill HS - This 6 foot 2, 205-pound true inside linebacker will obviously have to put on some weight, but it shouldn't be a problem once he's at Texas in the Longhorns' weight program after he committed to Texas on Feb. 9 at the Longhorns' junior day. Benson is a four-star recruit by recruiting Web site Rivals.com, and it's not hard to see why. Benson was as key part of the Cedar Hill defense and helped lead the Longhorns to a 12-2 record before a loss to Wylie in the Class 5A Division II state quarterfinals. He might have committed to Texas, but he has some more pretty hefty offers from other schools, such as Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Nebraska and Missouri. He's also had interest from Florida and Miami, though there have been no offers made. But don't count the defending national champs out yet. Keep in mind, oral commitments are non-binding.

1. Corey Nelson, Dallas Skyline HS - Teams playing Dallas Skyline this season might just want to keep runs right up the gut. With this guy and our No. 3 linebacker Dominique Patterson on the outside edges of the Raiders' defense, running outside could be just a little tough, and not very fun. Nelson is an absolute monster. At 6 foot, 210 pounds with a 4.5 40-yard dash, he makes plays all over the field. He was a big part of the Raiders' 12-2 record last season, compiling 156 tackles, including 19 behind the line of scrimmage. He also had 12 sacks and three fumble recoveries. While he has yet to commit anywhere, Nelson has a wide array of offers from big-time programs, including LSU, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon, Stanford, Texas, Texas A&M and Texas Tech.

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Adam Boedeker is a sports writer/blogger for the Denton Record-Chronicle. Seriously, get warm again, weather!

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