The natural

Kwon Alexander, the nation's top LB, never played the position until his sophomore year

Updated: June 24, 2011, 4:13 PM ET
By Jamie Newberg | ESPN Recruiting

Kwon Alexander has starred for Oxford High School in Alabama since he arrived as a freshman, but the nation's top linebacker came into high school as a running back. It seems that Oxford coach John Grass knew what he was doing when he switched him to linebacker his sophomore year.

"I remember his very first game playing linebacker," Grass said. "We hadn't even scrimmaged anyone. But in that first game he had 17, 18 tackles. Kwon is just a natural for the position. He has great instincts. ...

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