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Meet the New Mids: Linebackers

Vinnie Mauro

The Navy Midshipmen graduated almost their entire linebacker corps recently. The Mids return only one player, Tyler Simmons, who has seen significant playing time. The good news is a number of inexperienced players impressed this spring practice. Better news is that the incoming class of linebackers is talented and features the highest ranked incoming recruits of the triple option era.

While these linebackers will have to prove it on the field, this looks to be the most talented group to enter the Naval Academy in the last decade. Vinnie Mauro is the direct admit who was the highest ranked Navy recruit over the last decade. Mauro, who is 6-foot-2, 220 pounds, was one of the top rated linebacker prospects in Florida. Mauro was ranked as 26th by Scout.com in the nationwide...

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