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2024 Five-Star LB TJ Capers names Final 5

Hayes Fawcett12/28/22
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Five-star linebacker TJ Capers of Miami (FL) Columbus High announced that he is down to five schools– Louisville, Georgia, Colorado, Miami, and USC.

The 6-foot-3, 230 pounder went in-depth on his finalists.


“The city showed a lot of love and I was impressed with the Louisville scheme, which revolves around the linebackers.”


“In recent history Georgia has been producing top tier linebackers so I definitely know becoming a bulldog means I’ll get developed to my true potential.”


“Love coach Prime’s energy and coaching style. I’m sure that alongside other top recruits we are bound to bring tons of NFL scouts out.”


“Always feels like home and the culture is like no other. The connection with Coach Cristobal makes Miami always feel like home.”


“USC just brings a whole different type of energy. The whole city is just a welcoming environment and makes you want to.”

TJ Capers Scouting Summary 

“Longer-limbed inside backer who can cover, shed blockers and rush the passer all at a high level,” On3’s Director of Scouting Charles Power wrote. “Effective blitzer coming off the edge. Chases in backside pursuit to the ball carrier consistently. Not afraid to stick his face into traffic when playing in the box. Tested well this spring with an electronically-timed 4.62 40 and a 27” vertical. Three-sport athlete who plays basketball and participates in track and field. Checks every box for the inside backer position and has an enormously high floor and an even higher ceiling.”

Capers ranks as the No. 10 player in the On3 Consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that accounts for all four major recruiting sites. He also tabs in as the No. 1 linebacker and the No. 5 player in the state of Florida.