• Texas
  • Texas Longhorns
    Hard Commit - 4/12/2024

Elijah Barnes

  • Pos LB
  • Height 6-1.5
  • Weight 220

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  • City Dallas, TX
  • Class 2025
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Evaluated 03/01/2024

Gabe Brooks 247Sports Scouting Analyst

Reminds Us Of

Henry To'o To'o Houston Texans

Athletic off-ball linebacker prospect with desired combination of multi-sport participation, verified athletic markers, and some degree of two-way snaps. Plays under control and tends to not over-pursue. Seems to play with good vision and anticipation as a run defender and a blitzer. Instinctively finds creases vs. the run and sniffs out in-the-box pass rush lanes. Strong enough to play through contact and athletic enough to defend space. Possesses strong track profile with a 10.96 junior 100-meter time that followed encouraging 11.1 and 11.2 reps as a sophomore. Owns valuable part-time offensive snaps that represent a commonality in NFL Draft linebacker selections in recent years. Plays aware and with speed-changing nuance in pursuit, using sudden twitch to defeat angles and close space. Excellent big-play context in Fall 2023 with a dozen TFL, four INTs, and six forced fumbles. Good tackler but sometimes leaves his feet and can drive to finish more consistently. Occasionally plays too upright. Might have an extra gear to unlock given terrific track and combine testing speed markers. Projects as a high-major player who could become a multi-year impact starter with clear NFL Draft upside.

H.S. Athletic Background

Also runs track.
As a junior, ran a 10.96 100 in Texas District 11-6A competition, per MileSplit.
Ran a wind-aided 11.11 100 as a sophomore in March 2023. Posted a wind-legal 11.27 100 and 23.15 200 the same month.
Posted freshman times of 11.47 in the 100 and 23.79 in the 200 in Spring 2022.
2023: Finished junior season with 12 TFL, 3 sacks, 4 INTs, and 6 forced fumbles.
2022: Texas District 11-6A Defensive Newcomer of the Year as a sophomore. Also got limited snaps at running back.
- Gabe Brooks

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Tck TFL Sck FF Int
65 12 3 6 4
131 15 - - 1
196 27 3 6 5
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