Commitment Status:Signed LOI

Josh Shirley

Outside linebacker
Fontana, California
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  • Ht:6'2"
  • Wt:225 lbs
  • 40:4.53 secs
  • Bench Max:355
  • Bench Reps:25
  • Squat Max:495
  • Shuttle:4.43
  • Vertical:35 inches
  • GPA:3.3
  • Class:2010 (High School)
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College Choices

School Interest Offer Visit Recruited by
UCLACOMMITTED (02/03/2010)OfferedNoneWayne Moses
ArizonaNoneOffered11/06/2009Tim Kish
Arizona St.NoneOfferedNoneMatt Lubick
CaliforniaNoneOfferedNoneAl Simmons
Colorado St.NoneOfferedNone
Fresno St.NoneOfferedNone
Miami (FL)NoneOffered01/29/2010Tommie Robinson
NebraskaNoneOfferedNoneCarl Pelini
Notre DameNoneOfferedNoneMike Denbrock
OregonNoneOfferedNoneJerry Azzinaro
S. Diego St.NoneOfferedNone
UtahNoneOfferedNoneDave Schramm
WashingtonNoneOffered09/18/2009Demetrice Martin

Scouting Report on Josh Shirley

How we scouted: Film footage, In-person visits, Game setting, Campby Barry Every - 09/21/2009
  • SpeedBlue Chip
  • SizeBlue Chip
  • StrengthBlue Chip
  • AgilityDivision I Player
  • Lateral PursuitDivision I Player
On the Hoof: The classic tweener linebacker/defensive end-hybrid athlete. Shirley has wide, thick shoulders with long, muscular arms. His lower body is very athletic and strong, which allows him to explode of the edge as a pass rusher.
Needs Improvement: If he is to play linebacker at the next level, he must work on flexibility and playing in space. As a defensive end, he will need to add another 25 pounds of muscle mass to be effective against the run.
Most Impressive: Very explosive athlete with very good speed and a high-motor kid that will not quit. He will give his best effort 100 percent of the time whether in practice or the game.
Conclusion: He will either become an undersized defensive end that will be a terror off the edge or a huge linebacker that excels as a pass rusher. Funny thing is this is the type of player that keeps getting drafted in the NFL, like Brian Orakpo and Aaron Maybin.

Barry Every is a Football Recruiting Analyst for Rivals.com. He has worked in the recruiting offices for Mark Richt at the University of Georgia, Bobby Bowden at Florida State University and Mack Brown at the University of North Carolina

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