Scouts: ND loading up at linebacker
July, 9, 2012
By Billy Tucker | ESPN Insider
No doubt defensive coordinator Bob Diaco is fired up with the forming linebacker unit he has headed to South Bend in 2013. Alex Anzalone (Wyomissing, Pa.) joins Jaylon Smith (Fort Wayne, Ind./Bishop Luers) to give ND a pair of top-5 rated outside linebackers with immediate impact type of talent at a position of need. While Smith is the highest rated of the two, Anzalone might bring the most flexibility to Diaco’s defense, which can move from a 3-4 to a 4-3 and needs scheme versatile front-seven defenders.