Heavyweight Hitters – Utah D1 Linebackers

This group; just might be the top position group in Utah, from top to bottom.  They are loaded, and I’m sure more will be added, as the season progresses.  Tausinga, Masina, and Tafisi; can play for any school in the country. They are legit Pac 12, SEC, Big 12, Big 10 LB’s.   Shelton and Hansen are not far from that list.  Stubbs, Manning, and Medina are talented and skilled enough to challenge the others for the top spot.  Stay tuned; this will be a fun group to watch! Click Here for LB Ratings

Here’s a short summary of each player.  Click the bio for more info. Bio’s will be updated throughout the week.


Viliami Tausinga – One of the most naturally gifted inside LB’s I have seen. Monster!

Salua Masina – A rare athlete that plays with great technique and has a motor.

MJ Tafisi – A throwback middle linebacker.  He is a wrecking crew in the middle.

Elijah Shelton – Has the potential to be a big time player.  Film is unreal.

Johnson Hansen – Dominates from a number of positions on the field.  Big time player.

Chris Stubbs – One of the most naturally instinctive LB’s.  Can dominate games alone.

Colton Manning – The heart and sole of CHS D.  This young man is a special player.

Mitch Medina – Has impressive film.  Has all of the tools to be at the top of this list.

Kobe Matagi – He definitely caught our eye against Alta.  We’ll be watching him hard.

Braxton Whitney – Has impressive film.  Looking forward to seeing him play in person.


Utah is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing football states in America.  We will continue adding players to our list, as we evaluate.  If you know of someone that should be on here, leave a link to their highlight film, on the message board, or comment below.