Friday, April 22, 2011
Manti Te'o (Notre Dame)
For years, Notre Dame has been criticized for lacking toughness and having a soft team. The solution has arrived in way of Manti T’eo.
T’eo is a hard hitting inside linebacker that is a big reason Notre Dame is a team on the rise. Last season he recorded 129 tackles as a sophomore, including a 21 tackle game against Stanford.
He is exactly what you look for in an inside linebacker. Te’o is the kind of player that feels like he should make every single tackle.
Not given any All-American honors in 2011, I expect Te’o get more national recognition as Notre Dame becomes relevant again.