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16   Markuss Eligwe
Markuss Eligwe

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Stone Mountain, Ga.

High School:
Stone Mountain

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 225

Position:
LB


PERSONAL: A consensus top 10 prospect nationally at the linebacker position...U.S. Army All-American... SI.com Second Team All-American ...ESPNU 150 member...both Rivals and 247Sports have him listed as a top 100 prospect...listed at No. 47 nationally by Rivals and No. 96 by 247Sports...ESPN lists him as the 116th-best prospect this year...a consensus 4-star prospect...ESPN has him listed as No. 47 in the region...Rivals lists as the second-best prospect in Georgia this year...listed as the eighth-best prospect in Georgia by 247Sports and the 11th-best by ESPN...all four recruiting services have him listed in the top seven nationally at the linebacker position...Rivals considers him the second-best linebacker prospect in the nation...ESPN lists him No. 3 among linebackers, Scout No.6 and 247Sports No. 7...played in a 3-4 system in high school and is projected by most experts to play linebacker at the collegiate level...ESPN says he has the ability to play either inside or outside linebacker at the next level and that he has the strength to shed blockers and the fluidity to avoid contact when pursuing the football...according to the recruiting analyst Keith Niebuhr, the Stone Mountain, Ga., product is smart and athletic and he is able to generate a pass rush from the outside and up the middle...Niebuhr described the linebacker as an athletic freak who has the power to excel against the run and quickness and agility to shine in coverage...collected more than 25 scholarship offers and committed to FSU on his 17th birthday...chose FSU over Cal and Georgia...cited FSU's nationally ranked criminology program as one of the factors in his choice to play for the Seminoles.

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