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Buffalo Bulls Recruiting Linebackers

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In case you have not heard Lou Tepper "Wrote the Book on Linebackers". Tepper's reputation as a linebacker building machine was only enhanced by the Progress of Khalil Mack. Before Tepper set foot on campus it was clear that Mack was something special but the Fort Pierce Florida native is now a presumptive first round draft pick after two years in under the former LSU defensive coordinator.

This season the linebackers are probably one of the strongest units recruited by Buffalo. The group includes a top 30 prospect from Michigan and New York along with the #31 prospect from Virginia. All three had offers from other FBS schools and in the case of Myles Nicholas he decommitted from a Conference USA school to join the Bulls.

Perhaps it's Teppers reputation which has seemingly mad UB an attractive school for Linebackers. The Bulls are losing Mack this season, they will lose Adam Redden next, but by the time Redden leaves this years crop of linebackers will be a factor. They will have either used up their redshirts or will have a year of play under their belt.

William White
Linebacker: Detroit, MI, - Cass Tech
Measurables: 6-1/220

Date of Verbal: 10/20/2013

- 247 ( 82) - #53 LB, #25 Michigan Prospect
- Rivals ( 5.5) - #27 Michigan Prospect
- Scout (
) - #45 LB
- ESPN ( 71) - #54 LB, #40 Michigan Prospect

FBS Offers - Cincinnati, Indiana, Toledo, Miami, Temple

Verbal Retelling -

NCAA Recruiting William White to Buffalo - Bull Run
White was part of a tremendous defense which led Cass Tech to two state championships. The Linebacker is listed as a three star recruit by ESPN and graded an 82 by the recruiting service 247. He picked Buffalo over offers from Indiana, Toledo, Temple, Cincinnati, and Miami of Ohio.


White has also been getting recruited by Iowa and Michigan State among others. According to White the success of Khalil Mack helped pique his interest in UB. When asked about his interactions with Mack White said when he talked to the first round prospect Mack gave had some very "inspiring words". White believes that with a strong enough work ethic and the right mindset he can eventually grow into a defender at Mack's level.

Corey Henderson Linebacker: King George, VA - King George
Measurables: 6-2/240

Date of Verbal: 10/24/2013

- 247 ( 84), #40 Linebacker, #33 Virginia Prospect
- Rivals  ( 5.5), #31 Virginia Prospect
- Scout  ()

FBS Offers - Kent, Air Force, UMass

Verbal Retelling -

NCAA Recruiting - Corey Henderson 3 Star LB verbals to Buffalo - Bull Run

Tepper's defenses are more than likely to be driven by their linebackers. With Mack graduating and Redden and others going into their senior year there is a powerful need to pull talented prep linebackers into the program this season.


Corey Henderson may be one of those linebackers. He chose Buffalo over offers from UMass, Kent, VMI, and Air Force. Henderson told Bull Run that he picked UB "because of the coaching staff and the team is close to one another so It seems like they are family. And the education at buffalo is one of the best in the nation."

Myles Nicholas Linebacker: Rochester, NY - Irondequoit
Measurables: 6-2/220


Date of Verbal: 11/9/2013

- 247 ( 74), #178 OLB, #23 New York Prospect

FBS Offers - Old Dominion

Verbal Retelling -

NCAA Recruiting - Linebacker Myles Nicholas switches his verbal - Bull Run

According to 247 sports Myles Nicholas, an outside linebacker from Irondequoit High School in Rochester New York has dropped his verbal to Old Dominion and committed to play for the Buffalo Bulls.